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Destroying History the ISIS Way?

History cannot be replayed and that’s precisely why it should be preserved. The barbaric destruction of historical monuments by the Islamic State in its captured territories of Syria and Iraq go beyond mere massacre of the innocent. The savage terror group has been bulldozing and dynamiting vital treasures of art and culture nurtured over centuries and gained a pride of ...

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‘Newsweek’ Twitter Account Hacked by ISIS Cybercaliphate to send threats to Michelle Obama

‘Newsweek’ magazine’s Twitter account has been compromised briefly but recovered according to its editor-in-chief Jim Impoco. It was earlier reported that the Twitter account for Newsweek had been hacked by ISIS supporters, apparently sending a threat to Michelle Obama. They had replaced the banner of Newsweek with their own called CyberCaliphate, and sent a tweet that read: “Bloody Valentine’s Day ...

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Why Japanese are Soft Targets for World Terrorists?

Japan, land of the rising Sun, has woken up on Sunday morning to the news of the death of Kenji Goto, whose killing was shown in a video released by Islamic State militants, far away in Iraq. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan “would not give in to terrorism” and that he would expand his support to countries fighting IS, which ...

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ISIS executes Japanese hostage, Abe calls it ‘unforgivable act’; Focus on release of 2nd hostage now

A video released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group Saturday claimed one of the two Japanese hostages held by it was beheaded, according to media reports. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the possible execution, and called it “an unforgivable act of violence”. The government said it was verifying the video, which claimed that Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa was ...

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Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns, being questioned by NIA

A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies. Arif Majeed, 23, hailing from Kalyan town, arrived by a flight via Turkey around 5.15 a.m. Friday. He was immediately whisked away by intelligence officials to an undisclosed location for interrogation. Majeed went “missing” ...

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IS militants release 93 more Kurds in northern Syria

Damascus, Nov 4:  The Islamic State (IS) released about 93 Kurds captured nine months ago in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. IS kept the kidnapped Kurds in the Alieh area near Ayn al-Arab on charges of being loyal to the Kurdish Democratic Party, which is currently fighting the IS alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units(YPG) ...

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Clashes rage between Syrian forces, IS militants in Homs

Damascus, Nov 4 :  Intense clashes raged Tuesday between the Syrian government troops and the Islamic State (IS) militants near a military base and gas wells in the country’s central province of Homs, a monitoring group said. The clashes raged between the warring sides at the Kherbat al-Tayyas area southwest of the military airbase in the province amid confirmed reports that ...

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Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq, Cites Possible ‘Genocide’

Though delayed, the decision by U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday to authorize air strikes in Iraq comes close on the heels of ongoing surge in Islamic State (ISIS) activities to attack Kurdish minorities with 40,000 of them trapped on a mountaintop. Responding to the Iraqi government’s appeal for help to fight the Islamic State militants, who have unleashed hunt ...

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