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A US special operations commander has admitted that an extended US stay in Syria runs contrary to international law and that Russia would be entirely justified in questioning its presence there.
At the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, Special Operations Command chief Army General, Raymond Thomas was asked whether American forces will remain in Syria, after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is defeated, possibly, to support the Kurdish forces in the north of the country.
And thousands of ISIS fighters have reached Europe already.
Interpol issued a list of 173 terrorists linked to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), who “may have manifested willingness to commit a suicidal attack or martyrdom to support Islam,” the Guardian reported on Friday, saying it obtained the names.
The specially trained attackers “can travel internationally, to participate in terrorist activities,” but it is unclear whether they managed to reach Europe, the report says.
“Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki stated in his interview with the Russian news agency.
He added that he “regrets and denies [Americans] claiming the victory [in Mosul] is their achievement.”
“In reality, this is the victory of the Iraqi army,” al-Maliki said, revealing that the victory came a high cost, with some 20,000 Iraqi soldiers and police officers having been either killed or wounded.
A Muslim Imam who campaigns against radicalism and Sharia Law claims his Facebook page was shut down because he spoke out against Islamic State terrorism.
Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi, from Adelaide, said his Facebook page was deleted after radical Muslims made ‘false reports’ in an effort to silence him.
‘I’m not even allowed to criticise ISIS or Jihadis. Any comment against ISIS gets my page banned,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
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WTF? Jeremy Corbyn seems to suggest the way to fight ISIS is by challenging Islamophobia and racism. Hugs will defeat bombs & bullets? https://t.co/pDnh43cVMx
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) July 11, 2017
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) July 11, 2017
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“You cannot distinguish between good and evil, …”
“The terrorists came in our house and took our women to rape them and you let them all come to Europe, … they are all from ISIS and Al-Nusra (= Al-Qaeda) … while here all Christians, Druzes and Alevi are fighting them.”
“For this mistake you will pay, and if not you, then your children.”
“All those that you have allowed to come are our garbage!”
“You will regret it….
“There will be explosions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Russia, Serbia …”
“They will stay until they have cut off the heads of everyone of you.”
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H/t reader squodgy:
“The creature from Jeckyll Island is coming…”
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Last week, Egyptian TV-host Youssef Al-Husseini reflected on the attack on Finsbury Park Mosque. His central thesis: Why does the European Muslim community still expect to be embraced by the European community.
What followed is a rant that would get Native Brits locked up, but, oh well. It seems Al-Husseini is is now on a par with Anwar Malek’s timeless rant on the “State of the Arabs”, which can be viewed below.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Having posed with dead bodies and the like in Syria and Iraq life is just so darn hard for them now
Hundreds of Swedish residents who went to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have now returned to Europe and the Swedish government has given several of them “protected identities” to keep locals from finding out who they are.
The vast majority of the returning jihadist fighters keep a very low profile once they get back to Sweden as many have committed terrorist offences while in the Middle East. 27-year-old Walad Ali Yousef is one returnee that the government has given a special status protecting his identity, normally given to people under serious threat Expressen reports.
Young ISIS recruits brandishing handguns shoot prisoners in the back of the head in a brutal new execution video from the terror group.
The two boys – both dressed in black – force their captives to kneel in front of them in front of a building in Afghanistan.
Sickening footage shows them brutally pulling back the heads of the two terrified men, accused of being spies, before the younger of the two jihadists starts ranting at the camera.
The ‘cubs of the caliphates’ – a name given to youngsters who have been brainwashed with ISIS ideologies and trained to kill – then point their guns at the hostages before shooting them.
Savage footage also shows three more men murdered – this time by four heavily-armed adults standing next to an ISIS flag.
The so-called Islamic State has released several videos showing young children carrying out brutal executions of adults and training with weapons as they pledge allegiance to ISIS.
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Iraqi MP Vian Dakhill also revealed a ten-year-old girl was raped to death in front of her father and five sisters
ISIS butchers cooked the baby son of a Yazidi sex slave held captive in a cellar and fed him to his unsuspecting and starving mother, an Iraqi MP claims.
Vian Dakhill also revealed during an emotional TV interview that a ten-year-old girl was raped to death by evil jihadists in front of her father and five sisters.
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