ISIS torture chambers for women discovered; Contraceptives, sexual stimulation and narcotic pills found

An ISIS torture cell for female prisoners has been found by fighters of the Manbij Military Council in Manbij, Syria. “We found various kinds of pills, including sexual stimulation, contraceptives and narcotic pills which were used by the Islamic State group for torture,” said Omar Mazerli, the military council group leader, to Arab24. “They have very … More ISIS torture chambers for women discovered; Contraceptives, sexual stimulation and narcotic pills found

Can Jordan contain the jihadi threat?

THROUGHOUT THE turmoil that has roiled the Middle East during the last five-and-a-half years, Jordan has managed to maintain its equilibrium, affected by events, to be sure, but seemingly immune from the twin catastrophes of state failure and rampant violent conflict that has characterized much of the region. However, two recent jihadi terrorist attacks, the … More Can Jordan contain the jihadi threat?

ISIS jihadis selling 12-year-old girls as sex slaves using WhatsApp

ISIS are trading and selling women young as 12 to be used as sex slaves via smarthphone apps such as WhatsApp. The terror organisation is estimated to have 3,000 girls and women captive. The prisoners, some as young as 12, are reportedly swapped by their captors using smartphone apps such as the popular WhatsApp messenger, … More ISIS jihadis selling 12-year-old girls as sex slaves using WhatsApp

Nuclear Smuggling Cases Raise Concern

Amid heightened concern about Islamic militant activity in Turkey, questions are being raised about the border security of its eastern neighbor, Georgia. Three incidents within the past six months involving the attempted smuggling of radioactive materials – uranium 235 and 238, and cesium 137 – are driving concerns about Georgia. Turkey was the materials’ presumed … More Nuclear Smuggling Cases Raise Concern

Syrian rebels accused of abductions, torture and murder

Armed groups in rebel-held northern Syria including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham have committed war crimes and imposed a strict version of Islamic law that in some cases of punishment amounts to torture, Amnesty International said in a report released on Tuesday. The UK-based human rights group also named three other opposition factions … More Syrian rebels accused of abductions, torture and murder

Iranian military official: We have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

Speaking on the occasion of al-Quds Day, Iran’s annual commemoration of the country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people, the Deputy Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard said Friday that Lebanon has 100,000 missiles ready to annihilate Israel. According to a report by the Iranian news agency Tasnim, the senior Iranian official, Hossein Salami, said: “The … More Iranian military official: We have 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

If Islamic State loses Fallujah and Raqqa, the ‘caliphate’ will be over

t may be too soon to write off Islamic State, the fundamentalist Sunni terror organization controlling large swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, but there are hints that the terror group is beginning to crumble under the pressure of attacks from multiple fronts. In a series of deadly attacks in the Alawite region of … More If Islamic State loses Fallujah and Raqqa, the ‘caliphate’ will be over