The Islamic State is forcing children and elderly people to carry out executions in its stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, as liberation forces backed by the U.S. are planning to carry out their operation to drive out the jihadists and free the city.
The Mirror released parts of new IS propaganda footage that shows the terrorists carrying out various punishments and executions in the embattled city.
"In the sickening new footage, children and pensioners are shown being forced to carry out horrific executions," the report describes. more >>
An Islamic State document uncovered during the offensive to retake the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul has exposed the terror group's rules and regulations for the treatment of religious minority sex slaves, including "pre-pubescent girls" who are sexually assaulted as "concubines."
Reuters has uncovered disturbing documents found in Iraqi villages recently liberated by Iraq-led coalition forces that show IS is more than just an outfit dedicated to carrying out terror attacks, but has also tried to implement its own administrative presence in the areas it conquered.
The documents, which contain the IS black flag logo, were found in offices used by the terror group up until recently. Although the documents have not yet been verified as authentic, Iraqi troops told Reuters that the documents did originate from the terror group. more >>
After more than two years of intense suffering and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State terror group in Iraq, Christians are celebrating mass inside a charred church near Mosul, marking further success in the military campaign to drive out the extremists.
Reuters reports that around a dozen Iraqi Christians were gathered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh on Sunday for the celebration.
"Today Qaraqosh is free of Daesh (Islamic State)," Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Butrus Moshe told worshipers. more >>
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may not be able to agree on much, but one thing that they can agree on is that the brutal Islamic State terrorist organization, which is responsible for attacks in at least 29 countries and the death of thousands, must be defeated.
Ever since Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, he vowed that "Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump. Nobody." However, the billionaire real estate mogul has been criticized for not providing much detail on how exactly a Trump administration would combat the radical extremist group.
Although many believe that Clinton is not as tough on terrorism as Trump, she has outlined a more detailed overview on how her administration would tackle the threat of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL). more >>
The Islamic State is using draconian methods to dissuade families from returning to their homes in liberated areas around Mosul by planting explosive devices in teddy bears and toys that would be detonated if picked up by children, killing unsuspecting families.
The Observer reported on Sunday that IS is not only trying to push back Iraqi ground forces who are looking to liberate Mosul, but also want to strike fear into residents and populations that might be looking to come back home.
"Why would ISIS use something nice, like a bear or a rabbit? They used this toy because they know the Peshmerga [Kurdish fighters] will not touch it, but children will," said Colonel Nawzad Kamil Hassan, an engineer with the Kurdish Peshmerga. more >>
A bell tolls for freedom outside Mosul. After two years of captive isolation in the genocidal hands of the Islamic State, the Nineveh Plain is being slowly liberated, and the sounds of a decimated faith community are ringing for the first time.
It was the summer of 2014 when the forces of the Islamic State surged out of Mosul to claim vast swaths of the Nineveh Plain, once a vibrant home to many of Iraq's ancient and historic religious minority communities, some of whom can trace their lineage for a millennia. Thousands of Iraqis were forced to flee through the middle of the night in a literal modern-day Exodus. One order of nuns described their horrific escape. As their van inched its way down the road, those walking alongside pressed against the vehicle and pounded on its panels, begging that their youngest children be included in order to ensure they lived.
For two years, Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities in particular have suffered repetitive demeaning degradation. The Christian community dropped from more than one million to under three hundred thousand. A proud people of doctors, lawyers, and teachers were reduced to living in unfinished shopping centers, washing clothes in plastic buckets, and spending a lifetime of savings in order to survive. Nothing can replace the last two years, and in many cases these were the fortunate ones. more >>