Monthly Archives: "May 2015"

Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov, the US-trained commander of Tajikistan’s elite police force has given bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to Islamic State in a YouTube video. Khalimov commanded the central Asian nation’s special-purpose police force known as...

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Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip committed serious human rights abuses to include abductions, torture and extra-judicial killings of the Palestinian civilians in 2014 according to a new report that was released lately. It is...

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The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, often referred to as Xinjiang or East Turkestan depending on political allegiances, in northwest China has been one of the most volatile regions in Central Asia and one of the...

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The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi has said that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from the Islamic State militants “in days”. However, as he stated in the interview for BBC, more support...

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Although al-Shaabab began as the militant wing of the Islamic Courts Union in Somalia, the Ethiopian invasion of late 2006 and subsequent events would transform this group from an insurgent movement to a regional al-Qaeda-affiliated...

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North African jihadist group Al-Mourabitoun said it was holding a Romanian man kidnapped from a mine in Burkina Faso last month, in an audio message released Monday by Mauritanian media. A speaker claiming to represent...

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IRAQ: Ramadi Battle

May 20, 2015

The Islamic State is cementing its hold on Ramadi, the city that was captured on Sunday. Militants were going door-to-door looking for government sympathizers and throwing bodies near the Euphrates River. Thousands of Iranian-backed militiamen...

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Saudi-led air raids hit the Yemen capital Sanaa overnight, targeting forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The Saudi-led coalition warplanes resumed strikes on rebel positions in southern Yemen after a five-day ceasefire expired....

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The Iraqi city of Ramadi has fallen to Islamic State after the government forces abandoned their positions. The police and the military are known to have made a chaotic retreat in the past days that...

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Khaled al-Obaidi, Iraq’s Defence Ministry, said on Wednesday the second most senior member of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had been killed in a coalition air strike in the north of the country....

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