“I stress that the terrorist threat here in this country has not changed. Nevertheless, it is as high it has ever been.”
“Our partner in death, Gaza, we are sick of dying in vain.”
Photojournalist Ben Taub has spent the last two summers on the Turkish-Syrian border, recording the lives of civilians caught up in the conflict in Syria. Contains graphic images.
“Bloody hell become a terrorist… wat a ripper bloody unreal”.
“Do you want the Manpad that you supplied to the opposition to be the one that shot down the Malaysian airplane?”
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“This is a big problem … I am very angry — because I’m human. This is not fair warfare.”
The al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Nusra Front claims that American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who grew up in Florida, carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Idlib, Syria on May 25.
“We don’t have months. We have days.”
One includes the caption: “Daddy, where is this man taking me? Is it to the park?”
Abounadarra describe their weekly short films as being “like a bullet” to the Syrian regime.
“Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone.”
If the UK were Syria, everyone in Reading would be dead.
Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, fell in love with an ISIS militant and was on her way to Syria to join the terrorist group when she was busted by the FBI, officials say.
“This started under the banner of fighting terrorists but changed to attacking the city.”
A documentary called “After Spring” shows how taekwondo is helping children traumatized by war in the their home country learn self-respect and discipline. “The taekwondo school is a surprisingly uplifting story in the midst of all this tragedy.”
The plan would be the United States’ most significant action to assist the Syrian opposition since the crisis began.
Khalid Mahmood has said as many as 2,000 Brits could be fighting abroad, four times the number released by the foreign minister.
The last of Syria’s 1,300-ton stockpile of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and raw materials for making sarin nerve gas, have been loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships off the coast of Latakia, Syria, the Associated Press reports.
Thousands are using the hashtag #NO2ISIS.
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With online supporters tweeting in multiple languages, ISIS’s social media presence aims to control the group’s own narrative.
“People like to back a winner.” As the ISIS surge in Iraq becomes a widening sectarian conflict, the extremist group only stands to gain in recruits, funds, and jihadi prestige.
Twitter and Instagram reveal the mundane side of life as a jihadi.
Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said on Twitter that they had executed 1,700 Iraqi government soldiers, The New York Times reports. On Sunday, a string of bombs went off, killing 15 and wounding over 30.
The former Prime Minister also blamed the insurgency in Iraq on the sectarianism of the Maliki government.
The Iraqi government on Friday also cut off access to social media, alleging it was necessary to stop ISIS’ advance.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria uses such harsh tactics that even al-Qaeda has distanced itself from them.
“The Americans have no idea what to do, and they don’t want to come up with a plan.”