Tajikistan’s top prosecutor decided this week to flesh out the official explanation for where the country’s volunteers to militant groups in Middle Eastern war zones are coming from. As General Prosecutor Yusuf Rahmon explained in an interview to state-owned newspaper Jumuhuriat, some 85 percent of the fighters are former migrant laborers. Rahmon presented a few … More Tajikistan: Militant Islamists Seen Mainly Among Migrant Laborers
Violence in Russia’s North Caucasus, which has experienced deadly conflict for two decades, is down substantially the last two years – partly because most of its radicals have joined the foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. By June 2015, most North Caucasus insurgent groups had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), later to be … More The North Caucasus Insurgency And Syria: An Exported Jihad?
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has released a video that shows children being groomed to become its next generation of jihadis at an orphanage in the Iraqi city of Mosul. With a background of Arabic prayer music, the propaganda video portrays ISIS as looking after the children, who they claim have lost their parents … More ISIS Claims Orphanage Being Used to Train Next Generation of Jihadis
Thousands of Iraqi security personnel launched an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking areas north of Baghdad from the ISIL extremist group, officials said. Counter-terrorism forces, soldiers, police and allied paramilitaries are taking part in the operation, which is backed by artillery and both Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft, the Joint Operations Command announced. An Iraqi army … More Iraq launches major anti-ISIL op north of Baghdad
Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan’s attempts to demonize the Syrian Kurd’s YPG army and threaten and bully the United States are having the net effect of creating a powerful movement for his removal based on a rationale that will encourage the public in the United States and Europe to forget the real culprits in the … More Erdogan, Genocide and ISIS
According to a document seen by Reuters and confirmed by environmental and provincial officials, fear is escalating over the theft of what officials are calling “highly dangerous” radioactive material from a storage facility belonging to US oilfield services company Weatherford near Basra, Iraq. The material, which is contained in a protective case about the size … More Stolen radioactive material in Iraq brings fears of Daesh “dirty bomb”
Islamic State has been dispatching children and teenagers into battle and sending them as suicide bombers at an unprecedented rate, analysis by US researchers has found. Examining Isis death notices of 89 children and youths on Twitter and the encrypted communications app Telegram, a study by Georgia State University found that the minors came from … More ISIS sending children to die at unprecedented rate
If the Islamic State gets its way, Russia’s Northern Caucasus will become its Wilayat Qawqaz. On a recent morning, armed and uniformed policemen patrolled nearly every block in downtown Cherkessk, the capital of Karachay-Cherkessia, one of six republics in Russia’s Northern Caucasus. Every so often, they had to break their stride to get around the … More How ISIS Takes Revenge on Russia
She also says Muslims have been killing and mistreating their own people for 1,400 years…1,200 years before there even was an America to blame.
Dutch fighter jets were involved in ten different bombing missions against ISIS military targets last week, including locations in Syria. It is the first time the Netherlands permitted Dutch F-16s to join missions in Syria. The country first approved sendinf fighter jets to take part in missions over Iraq in September 2014. Members of Parliament … More Dutch F-16s used in first bombing missions over Syria