A new law introduced by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq says keeping cats as pet is banned within its territories in the city of Mosul, as the practice goes against the group's "vision, ideology and beliefs."
Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, has instructed its militants to carry out search operations for cats and kittens in homes in Mosul, according to Israel's Arutz Sheva media, which said the news on the law appeared on ISIS media.
Mosul is the largest city under ISIS occupation in Iraq, and local residents have been warned not to violate the law or oppose the soldiers searching for cats, it added. more >>
The Islamic State's vicious brutality is ongoing in the Syrian city of Raqqa where families who've fled the terror group say children's limbs are being severed by militants as punishment for alleged crimes.
One of the families that managed to flee told Sky News that the IS victims have included kids as young as 11 years old.
"All my children have seen them," the mother, who wasn't named, said of the punishments. more >>
The Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria has reportedly released a "top 10" video list of sorts highlighting the executions and human rights abuses it carried out in the month of September, all in an effort to scare its enemies.
Heavy.com, which reports on terror and violence stories, shared a number of the videos that made the list, which show IS prisoners being executed in a variety of different ways.
As Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are systematically sexually enslaving and physically abusing women, at least one anonymous woman in the group's stronghold in Iraq has reportedly taken it upon herself to kill the jihadis.
According to Iraqi News, it was reported on Monday that two IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants were killed by a veiled woman in Mosul.
The news site reports that the killing of the two jihadis by a woman wearing a veil is the third of such incidents to occur in the region in the past month. more >>
The Islamic State terror group is defending the village of Dabiq in northern Syria as U.S.-backed Syrian rebels launch attacks, seeking to liberate the village that IS believes will be the center of an apocalyptic battle between Christians and Islamists.
"If matters proceed as planned, within 48 hours we will be in Dabiq," Ahmed Osman, commander of the Sultan Murad Free Syrian Army, told Reuters on Monday.
The Independent reports that at least 15 Turkish and Syrian rebels have been killed in the fighting near Dabiq, but a much fiercer battle is expected to take place for the village which is in the center of IS' propaganda operation. more >>
As the Islamic State terrorist organization continues to suffer setbacks in Iraq, the militant outfit has employed another brutal method to punish fighters caught fleeing the battlefield.
The Iranian-based AhlulBayt News Agency reports that an unnamed security source in the Nineveh province told the Iraqi news outlet al-Sumaria last Friday that IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) tortured 25 of its own militants caught leaving the battlefield while fighting against Iraqi forces in Mosul by mutilating their ears.
According to the source, the militants were first detained in a prison in central Mosul. Then, they were taken to a hospital in the city, where they each had the upper part of one of their ears cut off. IS leaders reportedly threatened to cut off both of their ears if any of them were caught fleeing the battlefield again. more >>