Nasir has come a long, long way, and at 12 years of age, he has seen the worst things in life after being taken by the Islamic State to serve as a child soldier.
In his interview with CNN, Nasir (not his real name) said he was being trained to be a suicide bomber before he escaped. "There were 60 of us....When they were training us they would tell us our parents were unbelievers and that our first job was to go back and kill them," he said.
He, along with the other captured children, was treated nice to make them feel that the ISIS fighters loved them more than their parents did. They were taught that Americans were "unbelievers" and had the goal of killing them all. more >>
The United States released its record of civilian casualties as a result of its Islamic State airstrike campaign this week, reporting that eight civilians were killed during airstrikes in April to July 2015.
The U.S. military's Central Command announced on Friday that of the 9,627 U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014, there were eight civilian deaths and three civilian injuries in the airstrikes that took place from April 12 to July 4 in 2015.
These casualties were a result of five separate airstrikes, Central Command reports. more >>
The Islamic State is believed to be in a frenzy after reports emerged that an ISIS cash depot in Mosul has been bombed by the United States on Monday.
As first reported by CNN, a video has been released by the Department of Defense, purportedly showing the bombing of the said building believed to be an ISIS cash bank. Two 2,000-pound bombs reportedly struck the building, and in the video, pieces of cash fly in the air and rain on other buildings near the site.
Mosul is one of the biggest areas in Iraq that the Islamic State has overthrown, with many of its buildings seized by the terrorists and used as terror cells and cash banks. While it is unclear how much money has been taken from the terrorists, officials said the unknown currencies were in "millions." more >>
The brother of a Pakistani Christian politician who was murdered five years ago is now continuing the fight against the country's blasphemy law.
On Mar. 2, 2011, Pakistan's minister of minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti was gunned down by an extremist group after being accused of blasphemy. He was the country's first Christian Cabinet member, according to Crux.
Paul Bhatti used to work as a surgeon in Europe and in Pakistan, but his brother's death became a catalyst for a big change in his life. While he originally had no plans to follow his brother's footsteps in the political world, he later became the nation's minister for national harmony and minority affairs, the report details. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq has burned alive some its fighters after the militants were defeated and pushed out of the key Iraqi town of Ramadi by security forces.
In order to send a message to its rank-and-file fighters, unnamed sources told Fox News that IS burned alive its own fighters in the town square of Mosul after they arrived from their 250-mile journey from Ramadi, which is the capital of Iraq's mostly Sunni Anbar province and was recaptured by Iraqi forces over two weeks ago after IS seized the town in 2014.
"They were grouped together and made to stand in a circle and set on fire to die," one former resident of Northern Iraq who is now living in the United States but still remains in contact his family in Iraq explained. more >>
A large-scale poll of Arab Muslims has found that the majority of Arab youths believe the Islamic State terror group is a perversion of Islam, and have blamed corruption and regressive governments for the rise of extremism.
"At least three-quarters of millennial respondents in all countries surveyed" said movements like IS and al-Qaeda "are either a complete perversion of Islam's teachings or mostly wrong," revealed The Zogby Research Services poll.
The survey was carried out on 5,374 young Muslim men and women across several Middle Eastern and North African countries, including Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. more >>