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ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

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ISIS Kidnaps Over 200 Assyrian Christians, Burns Churches

Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, as the terrorist outfit believes that it’s largely a fight between Christian crusaders and Muslims belonging to Islam. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have kidnapped over 200 Assyrian Christians from different parts of Syria. The number of Assyrian civilians who [...]

Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

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Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

The Syrian government has carried out new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people, Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday. A barrel bomb is an improvised explosive device (IED) made from a [...]

ISIS Kidnaps Dozens of Assyrian Christians in Syria

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ISIS Kidnaps Dozens of Assyrian Christians in Syria

Of late, ISIS has changed its strategy from killing one hostage at a time to mass murders. By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have kidnapped at least 56 Assyrian citizens of Christian faith from the countryside of al-Hasakah province in Syria. Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, [...]

Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

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Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged Syrian authorities to release all those who have been held by Government forces and its militias, without due process, in some cases for years on end. This is particularly worrying, given reports of widespread and systematic torture and other ill-treatment as well [...]

Syrian Kurds Claim Victory Against ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Claim Victory Against ISIS

The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, claims that at the initial stage of victory, the resistance against terrorist attacks of Daesh (a.k.a Islaim State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS) in Kobanê (Kobani) has crossed over 150 days. Last month, YPG had declared [...]

What Did ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Say Before Her Death?

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What Did ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller Say Before Her Death?

ISIS claimed Kayla Mueller died during Jordanian airstrike on a Syrian storage facility where she was being held prisoner. By Rakesh Raman As soon as the White House confirmed the death of Kayla Mueller, a hostage of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), her family released a letter that Mueller had written last year. [...]

Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

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Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

Six Left parties in India – the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML)-Liberation, AIFB, SUCI(C) and RSP – have planned to protest against the U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit in India on the country’s Republic Day, January 26. In a joint statement, these parties have said that the Narendra Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces [...]

Can Operation Inherent Resolve Defeat ISIS?

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Can Operation Inherent Resolve Defeat ISIS?

By Rakesh Raman While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now determined to extend its territory into Europe after conquering large areas of Iraq and Syria, the U.S. and partner-nation military forces have continued to attack the ISIS terrorists. The Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials provided details Tuesday on [...]

Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

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Islamic State Is Now a Global Player: John Cantlie

By Rakesh Raman British citizen John Cantlie, who is now a hostage of the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), is featured in the new issue of its Dabiq magazine. In an article titled, “If I Were The US President Today…,” Cantlie accuses the U.S. President Barack Obama, saying: “$424 million dollars’ [...]

What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

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What Exactly Is the Islamic State’s New Currency for the Caliphate?

By Rakesh Raman The Islamic State (or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) has decided to produce its own currency in the form of gold, silver, and copper coins to be called Islamic Dinars. While the new currency may not be initially acceptable in other parts of the world, ISIS plans to use [...]

Additional U.S. Forces in Iraq to Train Iraqi Soldiers

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Additional U.S. Forces in Iraq to Train Iraqi Soldiers

The U.S. commander in chief has authorized Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to deploy to Iraq up to 1,500 additional U.S. personnel over the coming months. According to a Department of Defense statement issued Friday, the additional forces will be deployed in a non-combat role, to expand the U.S. advise and assist mission and initiate [...]

How Islamic State Takes Care of Its Muslim Citizens

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How Islamic State Takes Care of Its Muslim Citizens

By Rakesh Raman While the Islamic State (or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) is in the process of expanding its territory by conquering different regions of Iraq and Syria, it claims that its soldiers are providing comprehensive citizen services to Muslims under the new regime which is supposed to become a Caliphate. [...]

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