A regulatory price list recently released by the Islamic State leadership shows that ISIS militants are selling captured Christian and Yazidi girls, as young as one to nine years old, as sex slaves and charging nearly three to four times the amount that they would charge for a grown woman.
A document obtained by IraqiNews.com, issued by the Islamic State, puports to be an updated price guide detailing how ISIS fighters must price their spoils of war, which include female slaves and cattle. The document, which is dated Oct. 16 and was first reported earlier this week, claims that ISIS' sex slave and cattle trading markets have seen a recent decline in demand, and because of that, ISIS' overall revenue has been affected.
The document states that price changes are needed in the face of ISIS' declining revenue from those markets. The terrorists must now abide by the new pricing scheme, or else they could face execution for disobeying Islamic State law. more >>
A monitoring agency reported on Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition has conducted airstrikes for the first time against the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic rebel group in Syria, but a senior U.S. military official denied those specific attacks.
"Coalition warplanes targeted vehicle for Jabhat al-Nusra in Sarmada town near Syria-Turkey borders, and its HQ in Harim city, reports of human losses (including two children). Coalition warplanes also targeted for the first time a HQ for Ahrar al-Sham Islamic movement in Basbqa town near Bab al-Hawa crossing," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been monitoring the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
A senior U.S. military official, who wasn't named, denied the information and told CNN that airstrikes on Wednesday night targeted the Khorasan Group, but not the al-Nusra or any other groups. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist group has recently established a new media wing devoted to using social media to distribute advice on how women can contribute to the group's jihad by using nursing and cooking skills to be exemplary, supportive wives who know how to keep their jihadists happy.
ISIS' new media group, The Zora Foundation, has released in the last two weeks various propaganda centered around how women can contribute to its war by being "good wives of jihad," The Independent reported.
The Zora Foundation, which carries the slogan of "preparing for the honor of jihad," has been posting various tweets and videos in Arabic showing ways in which women can contribute to the jihad — cooking, cleaning, first aid and even helping ISIS' propaganda campaign — once they're married to a jihadist. more >>
ISIS militants have captured two gas fields and attacked a major air force base near the city of Homs in Syria, posting photos of dead soldiers on social media on Monday.
While ISIS has been focusing most of its efforts in recent weeks on the border town of Kobane in the north, the Islamic militants have also been pushing south and seeking to establish a hold over the central parts of Syria.
An Iraqi tribal leader revealed that at least 322 members of a single Sunni tribe have been killed at the hands of terror group ISIS in the western Anbar province. The tribe's senior leader has blamed the government for abandoning the people to the jihadists.
"The government abandoned us and gave us to ISIS on a platter," Sheikh Naeem Al Gaoud of the Albu Nimr tribe told BBC News on Sunday. "We asked them many times for weapons but they gave us only promises."
Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights confirmed that 322 people in total have been killed, following news that ISIS militants shot dead 50 men and women from the tribe on Friday night into Saturday morning. Another 65 people are said to have been kidnapped. more >>
The Israeli cabinet approved a new bill on Sunday aimed at easing the process of converting to Judaism, which advocates say could encourage hundreds of thousands of Israelis to join the religion.
"It is a very good day for Israel," Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, chair of the Jewish Home party, told The Times of Israel on Sunday. "It will solve many problems for thousands of Israelis."
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, added: "This is a day of good news: After struggles and obstacles, the reform in conversion passed in the government today with a large majority. more >>