An Iraqi marksman known by the name "Sniper of Mosul" killed an Islamic State terrorist moments before the militant was going to publicly behead an Iraqi teenager, British news sites are reporting.
According to the Daily Star, the Arabic language media outlet Al Sumaria first reported that a man dubbed the Sniper of Mosul, who has reportedly been hunting IS jihadis in Iraq's largest stronghold, helped save the life of an Iraqi teenager accused of supporting the coalition offensive to push IS out of the city.
As jihadis and IS supporters gathered to watch the aforementioned teen's execution for supporting the Iraqi-led coalition forces, the mysterious sniper opened fire at the right time, reportedly killing the executioner just as he was taking aim to ruthlessly decapitate his victim. more >>
The Islamic State terror group has reportedly burned alive nine of its fighters by throwing them in trenches containing burning oil as punishment for fleeing the ongoing battle over the Iraqi city of Mosul.
"ISIS terrorist gangs executed nine of its members for fleeing the battle against the security forces in Mosul by throwing them in trenches containing a burning oil, after tying their hands and legs," Al Sumaria News reported on Tuesday.
"ISIS used the burning oil trenches to impede the visibility of the Iraqi Air Force and international coalition air force," the report added. more >>
A Christian refugee from Mosul has said that although Christianity teaches the importance of forgiveness, she cannot bring herself to forgive what the Islamic radicals have done to the people in Iraq.
"They say ours is a religion of forgiveness, but I will never forgive them," Anne Danyale said of the Islamic State terror group in an interview with CNN.
"What we witnessed and what we left behind ... how they drove us out," she added. "I will never forgive them. ... I pray that God punishes them for what they did to us." more >>
A Syrian woman has recounted the horrifying details of how Islamic State jihadis killed hundreds of children in her village and executed her son after he refused to deny his faith in Jesus Christ.
During an interview with the Southern California-based human rights group Roads of Success, Syrian mother Alice Assaf, who hails from the Damascus suburb of Adra al-Ummaliya, described how militants aligned with IS came into her town over two years ago and went on a ruthless and barbaric killing spree.
According to Assaf, the militants took over her town around 6 a.m. on a day in which her husband was out of town in Damascus. more >>
Although Christian persecution continues to be one of the biggest human rights issues facing the world, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have shared very few specifics about how they plan to help suffering believers.
The persecution of Christians for their faith reached unprecedented levels in 2015, according to watchdog groups such as Open Doors, with over 7,000 Christians losing their lives last year specifically because of their religion.
Persecution continues to manifest itself in a variety of different ways across different regions, most notably in the face of the brutalities of North Korea's totalitarian regime, and the ongoing genocide by Islamic extremists in the Middle East against religious minorities. more >>
As Iraqi-led coalition forces fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding areas from the Islamic State, two Nineveh towns that were once home to hundreds of Christian families have finally been liberated from the barbaric death cult, according to the Archbishop of Erbil.
Speaking to The Christian Post on Friday, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda said the hopes of thousands of displaced Christian families are on the rise knowing that there is finally a concentrated ground effort to reclaim and liberate their homelands from IS.
It was reported earlier this week that Iraqi-led forces, including Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Christian militia fighters, have besieged and are battling to liberate the once-largest Christian town in Iraq, Qaraqosh. Warda told CP that coalition forces have already liberated two smaller Christian villages of Bartella and Mar Oraha, which are situated just miles outside of Mosul. more >>