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Al-Baghdadi message: "Volcanoes of jihad" against Jews, crusaders, apostates even in Saudi Arabia
The audio message released to assure followers that their leader is alive. Apocalyptic push for new recruits. Saudi Arabia called "the head of the anti-Islam snake".
28/02/2017 14:11:00 SYRIA – IRAQ
The Islamic state morphing because of internal strife and a collapsing ideology
Greater disagreements within the caliphate are marked by recent territorial losses. The jihadist group fed on marketing its strategy of terror online, but has begun to crumble when faced with its first real battles. Yet, far from disappearing, the movement is reorganising to continue the fight. Deadly attacks can be expected as it renews itself.
19/01/2017 18:55:00 IRAQ – SYRIA
Iraqi priest has “confidence and hope" in Mosul’s liberation
Fr Paul Thabit Mekko talks about the sense of expectation among the refugees from Mosul and the Nineveh plain. A small group has already visited their homes in the eastern liberated part of the city. Security in the liberated areas is necessary, so is a new form of administration and management. In 2016, Daesh lost a quarter of the territory it once controlled.
11/05/2016 09:30:00 SYRIA
Raqqa, Isis begins to crack after execution of a seven year old boy
The child had been accused of "blasphemy." The execution took place in public in front of his parents and a crowd. A girl is locked in a cage with corpses and bones of the dead for being caught without a veil in her own home.
20/08/2016 10:09:00 IRAQ - SYRIA
Over 33 thousand deaths, 4,900 attacks and 11 thousand kidnappings: the numbers of the Islamic State
A study examines the terrorist attacks between 2002 and 2015. The data includes the attacks of individuals and groups, inspired by or openly declared to have allegiance to IS. Daesh militiamen have carried out 13% of terrorist activities on a global level causing 26% of all fatalities.
11/03/2016 12:18:00 SYRIA - IRAQ
Islamic state "repentant" steals a file with the names of 22 thousand jihadists
Western governments believe the document is authentic and boosts "knowledge of the organization's structures". It will help investigators to trace the movements of militants and the judiciary to prosecute those returning to their country of origin. List includes names of fighters from many European countries.
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