In what could be one of the major achievements of the Islamic State in its battle with the United States and Syria, the terror group has once again fueled fear among civilians as the masses heard news about the death of an Iranian general.
One of Iran's top military commanders has been killed this week. A U.S. intelligence official refers to the incident as a "psychological blow" to the supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.
According to CNN, local media reported on Friday that Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani was killed in an area outside Aleppo, Syria. He was said to have been guiding his men through the battle with ISIS forces when he was killed. more >>
Islamic State militants in Syria heinously tortured and killed a 12-year-old boy, along with 11 indigenous Christian missionaries, after they refused to leave their homeland or renounce Christ.
According to the Virginia-based Christian Aid Mission, a group that has been in contact with the slain missionaries' director, all 12 victims were captured on Aug. 7 in a village on the outskirts of Aleppo.
Three weeks later, IS militants questioned the captives about whether they converted from Islam when they became Christians, an offense that is punishable by death under the Islamic State's twisted legal code. The Christian captives were honest and admitted that they were once Muslims. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has reportedly released a video showing the execution of three Assyrian Christian hostages after ransoms were not paid for their release last month.
The hostages were from the towns of Tal Jazirah and Tal Shamiram in the Khabur river valley, al Hasakah province, in northern Syria, according to A Demand for Action, an organization that specializes in protecting Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs and other ethno-religious minorities in the Middle East.
"The terrorist group ISIS has published a video of brutal executions of three Assyrian men that were kidnapped in February earlier this year. Since the kidnappings, the negotiations were carried out with the best abilities," wrote Diana Yaqco, of the Christian presecution watchdog group A Demand for Action, in an email to The Christian Post. more >>
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly executed three of the Assyrian Christians they kidnapped from northern Syria and demanded ransom for the lives of the others.
On Thursday, the British human rights monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS militants executed three Assyrian Christian prisoners. The killed captives were among the almost 200 Christians that the militants abducted this year in Syria, according to a Reuters report published on Al Arabiya.
The three male Christian captives met their deaths in September but news of the execution only surfaced this week. The Observatory said a footage showing their execution was posted online, the report details. more >>
A Syrian mother and widow was tortured with whips and hot coals by female members of the Islamic State terror group until she revealed the identities of the wives of fighters who took up arms against IS militants.
The Daily Mail reports that Um Abdo, 30, reluctantly gave up their names under extreme physcial torture. She was then forced to watch as her friends were murdered in a public execution at a local stadium.
Abdo, a school teacher living in a village outside of Allepo, lost her husband in 2013 when he was killed fighting against IS with the Free Syrian Army. Subsequently, Abdo was arrested by IS after it was revealed that she had connections to forces that opposed the jihadists. more >>
Christian refugees who have managed to flee the Islamic State terror group in Syria have revealed in a testimony video that the jihadists are trafficking captured men and children to a so-called "school of death" where they carry out beheadings and sell young girls at a slave market.
"When we were in Syria they put us in a school, and it was called the school of death, they used it to behead all the men there. We all the knew that the men will be beheaded and the girls will be sold in the slave market," one girl says in a video captured by the media team of In Defense of Christians.
"There are whole families that lost all their children," adds one of the men. more >>