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UN Peacekeepers Freed From Syria After Firefight, Dozens Rescued

Devastated Syrian City Opens Again to Residents

Earlier this week, 43 UN peacekeepers were seized during firefight in Syria at Golan Heights. However, it has been reported that the peacekeepers have now been rescued amid a firefight with the rebels. Reuters reports that the nearly three dozen U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines who had been surrounded for days by Islamist militants on… Read more »

Syria Refugees Top 3 Million With Half Of All Syrians Displaced, UN Says

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Civil war in Syria has left refugees seeking asylum in bordering countries. The United Nations says that over three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighboring countries calling it the biggest operation in the UN’s 64-year history. According to ABC News, the tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across… Read more »

Syrian Rebels Detain 43 UN Peacekeepers With 81 More Trapped, UN Says

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The United Nations said Thursday that 43 of its peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights had been detained by Syrian rebels. The specific group of armed Syrian rebels detaining the peacekeepers has not been released at this time. The Associated Press reports via Haaretz, that another 81 UN peacekeepers have been trapped… Read more »

Douglas Mcauthur McCain: Who Was The American ISIS Fighter?

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American ISIS fighter Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was killed supporting the Islamic State in a battle in Syria over the weekend. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the ISIS member is from a Minneapolis suburb. Douglas McCain’s close friend since high school, Troy Kastigar, a fellow Muslim convert, was killed fighting with an al-Shabab in… Read more »

ISIS Demands $6.6 Million Ransom For American Woman

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ISIS is demanding $6.6 million in ransom to stop the threatened execution of a 26-year-old American woman. The family of the hostage has asked the media to withhold her name, but note that the woman was involved with humanitarian relief in Syria when she went missing in 2013. The demand from Islamic State militants comes… Read more »

James Foley Rescue: Special Ops Team Mission Tried, Failed To Save Foley In July

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The U.S. tried but failed to rescue James Foley, along with other hostages in July, launching a “substantial and complex” operation inside Syria involving “several dozen” United States commandos, top administration officials revealed Wednesday. The mission came up short because the hostages, including Foley, were not in the location where intelligence reports indicated they were… Read more »

ISIS: Iraqi Children Drinking Blood To Stay Alive On Mount Sinjar

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Iraqi children are drinking the blood of their parents in order to stay alive while hiding on Mount Sinjar from ISIS fighters, according to stories shard by refugees. Approximately 30,000 Yazidis have become trapped by the Islamic State jihadists. About 8,000 people have escaped down the mountain and into Syria, Kuridstan, and Turkey. Some Yazidis… Read more »

ISIS: Yazidi Women Held Captive By The ‘Hundreds’

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ISIS kidnapped “hundreds” of Yazidi women and is holding them captive. The Islamic militant group has rounded up women below the age of 35, and is keeping at least some of them at schools in Mosul, according to the Iraq Human Rights Ministry. Mosul is the second largest city in the Middle East country. Yazidis… Read more »

Terrorists Target Planes With ‘Human Bombs’ Sewn Inside Jihadists

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British airports have been placed on heightened security amid revelations that Al Qaeda’s top bomb maker has developed a “human bomb” that can evade scanners by being surgically placed within a human body. Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, a 32-year-old explosive expert referred to as Al Qaeda’s “evil genius,” is believed to be behind a sinister plot… Read more »

ISIS Caliphate Declares Territory Under Control An Islamic State

Has ISIS succeeded in creating the first official terrorist Islamic state?

ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) took the step of officially declaring themselves an Islamic state on Sunday — the world’s first “official” state created by an Islamic terrorist group. ISIS further declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, their leader, to be the region’s new Caliph, according to an Associated Press report. The dream of… Read more »

Obama: ‘American Troops Will Not Be Fighting In Iraq Again’

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Washington — President Barack Obama announced at a special meeting from the White House that he will not send military aid over the current crisis in Iraq, stating diplomatic efforts between all parties involved were the best option to ease the trail of death and destruction that has rocked the country over the last few… Read more »

Jewish Museum Shooting Suspect Captured With Weapons [VIDEO]

French authorities have detained a 29-year-old man named Mehdi Nemmouche who is believed to be connected to a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium on May 24. Nemmouche, a radicalized Islamist who recently spent a year in Syria (according to CNN), was detained after customs officials discovered both a Kalashnikov assault rifle and… Read more »