The Islamic State terror group has executed 12 Iraqi children who attempted to flee from a jihadi training camp in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
Saeed Mamuzini, the spokesman for the Kurdistan Democratic Party's Mosul branch, told the Kurdish news site Rudaw that the militants killed the boys last Saturday for trying to escape from the town while they were being trained and indoctrinated at IS' Ashti military training camp.
"At least 12 children have been reportedly killed by the IS radicals. The children were receiving training at Ashti military camp in Mosul and they were caught trying to escape," Mamuzini said. "The ages of the executed children are around 12 to 16. They are mostly Arabs from Mosul." more >>
With an ultimate goal to reclaim their territory that once spoke of peace, Yazidi volunteers have come back home and are training to become fighters against the Islamic State.
The town of Sinjar was once home to the Yazidi people until the ISIS seized the community in August of last year. About 50,000 Yazidis were seen in videos trying to escape the attack of the terrorists. While many hundreds were massacred and women and young girls were sold to slavery, some were able to escape.
According to CNN, some men who were able to get away from the violence have returned to the place they once called home to redeem themselves and avenge their loved ones who were victims of the onslaught last year. more >>
This instructive video shows what news reports would look like if they applied their outrageous Israel-reporting techniques to terrorist attacks in the rest of the world. In the hope of lessening the egregious anti-Israel bias, here are some pointers to members of the media:
1) Your job is to report facts, not reinforce a narrative. Really. The facts matter, they form the basis for judgments. So here are some facts for you, meticulously documented and updated (with details and graphs worthy of a data scientist) in a shared Google spreadsheet by Nehemia Gershuni-Aylho.
According to his data, in the 50 days from Sept. 11 through Oct.31, there have been 1,315 Arab Muslim attacks on Jews, including stabbings, bombings, rock-throwing, etc. That's about 26 attacks per day resulting in the murder of 11 innocent Jews. Adjusted for the U.S. population, that's over 1,000 knife, bomb, and other attacks per day that kill 440 people during 50 days of terror. How would the U.S. react to that? more >>
In Dubai fashion, Jackie Chan and his cast and crew for "Kung Fu Yoga" have wrapped up filming in the city with co-star Sonu Sood posting a picture on Instagram where the team is clustered in the desert area.
In his post, the Bollywood actor said, "N the dubai schedule of #kungfuyoga ends..whole unit in the final shot..will meet every1 in Beijing. Miss u all."
According to The National, Dubai's Marina Walk and Atlantis the Palm were among the sites that saw scenes shot as fans of the great martial arts star tweeted about spotting Chan and his crew at work. A car chase was also shot in Business Bay, wherein fans reportedly graced the scene to get a glimpse of the actors. more >>
As forces against the most feared terror group in Syria and Iraq continue to strengthen their posts, a new series of attacks have begun in the Hasakah province to liberate the town from terrorists occupying the area.
While Kurdish militia positioned on the Iraqi side of the border are reportedly targeting oil fields and posts of the Islamic State in the southern part of Hasakah, a new offensive has been declared by the newest addition to the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces.
According to CNN, Kurdish forces on both sides of the border are focusing on redeeming territory that Islamic State jihadists took control since last year. As part of the efforts to put more pressure on ISIS strongholds such as Deir Ezzor, where the many terrorists are positioned, the U.S.-backed coalition are conducting airstrikes and offensives on land, particularly purposed to interrupt supply lines. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has captured the Syrian town of Maheen in the central Homs Province, reports have said, and is now advancing toward the nearby town of Sadad, which is home to nearly 15,000 Syriac Orthodox Christians.
BBC News reported that the terror group, which has captured significant territory across Syria and Iraq, has been focusing on expanding from its mainly northern and eastern strongholds toward Homs in central Syria in recent months.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the fall of Maheen started with two suicide blasts on Saturday, with government forces eventually being driven out of the city. The watchdog group said that at least 50 government soldiers were killed or wounded in the fighting. more >>