The Islamic State is tightening its grip on the thousands of women and girls it's holding captive as sex slaves, making it increasingly more difficult for smugglers to help them escape.
Despite increased losses of territory, the terrorist group has been curbing efforts to free the estimated 3,000 predominantly Yazidi female sex slaves.
"The thousands of Yazidi women and children were taken prisoner in August 2014, when IS fighters overran their villages in northern Iraq with the aim to eliminate the Kurdish-speaking minority because of its ancient faith," The Associated Press reports. more >>
Displaying its newest barbaric method of execution, the Islamic State terrorist organization executed seven of its own fighters on Monday by boiling them to death.
According to the British news site The Daily Star, an unnamed source in Iraq told Arabic language media that senior IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh) commanders executed seven militants who deserted the battlefield in the town of al-Sharqat in the Salahuddin province, where the jihadis were battling Iraqi forces.
As the militant outfit is continuously looking for new and more heinous ways to kill, the report indicates that the seven jihadis had their hands and legs tightly bound and were tossed into large pots of boiling water and burned alive. more >>
Muslims all over the world gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fit'r, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fit'r is celebrated for three days, and per tradition, it begins at the sight of a new moon every year and differs from country to country. The celebration doesn't have historical roots and is more of a thanksgiving to Allah for the strength to endure the month-long fasting. This year, Eid started on July 6 for most countries.
After all the attacks in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Yemen and Lebanon during the days of Ramadan, Muslims were cautious to celebrate Eid. A few people expressed mixed emotions about the holidays.
"I'm excited, although this Ramadan has had hardships, there's been a lot of reflection and opportunities to come together beyond social media bubbles. Eid is time to celebrate. Can't nobody steal my joy," Ny'imah Crystal Uqadah stated. more >>
A 3-year-old Swedish boy who was being groomed by his radicalized mother to be a part of the next generation of Islamic State jihadis has died after he accidentally blew himself up with a hand grenade in Syria.
According to the Swedish news outlet SVT, the unnamed boy and his older siblings were taken from western Sweden to an area of Syria controlled by IS (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) by their mother when the now-slain boy was just 2 years old.
The mother reportedly said she wanted her sons to grow up to be IS militants before one was killed after he found a grenade in the family's home and began playing with it. As the boy played with the grenade he reportedly tripped, which caused an explosion that led to his death. more >>
The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed Friday the country has supposedly 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to launch at Israel.
"Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes," Hossein Salami is quoted as saying by Iranian news outlet Tasnim, according to Reuters, as thousands of Iranians banded together in an anti-Israel rally.
Top Islamic clerics in Saudi Arabia have spoken out in outrage against the Islamic State terror group following three suicide bombings in the country, including one near the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, which is Islam's second holiest site.
The Senior Council of Ulema said the bombers "violated everything that is sacred" in their attacks against the holy sites. BBC News noted that four security guards were killed in the bombing in Medina, though only the terrorists died in two other separate attacks in Jeddah and Qatif on Monday.
IS has carried out a number of violent attacks throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in predominantly Muslim countries, such as Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq. more >>