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Report: ISIS Publishes Names of 150+ Syrian Soldiers Stripped and Killed at Tabqa Airbase

The jihadist group the Islamic State has made mass abductions and murders a staple of their terrorist tactics in both Iraq and Syria. Last week, reports began to surface on social media of a massacre at Tabqa Airbase in northern Syria; this week, Twitter users affiliated with the Islamic State released a list of more than 150 men killed in the incident. Sep 5, 2014 8:45 AM PT

Photos Surface of Jihadists Allegedly Posing with Captured Jetliners in Tripoli

Photos have surfaced on Twitter of smiling men celebrating in front of airplanes, alleged to be images of the capture of Tripoli's airport by jihadist forces. The seizure of the Libyan capital's airport--and eleven of its commercial jetliners--has caused concern that the Islamists will use the planes for an attack on September 11. Sep 4, 2014 1:39 PM PT

Islamic State Claims Steven Sotloff Beheading Video Released 'By Mistake'

In a move unusual for a group known to have a sophisticated propaganda outfit, the jihadist terror group the Islamic State "apologized" yesterday after a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff surfaced online. The admission that the video's publication was a mistake strengthens reports claiming the group is attempting to limit the number of beheadings the Islamic State posts online. Sep 3, 2014 10:53 AM PT

Captured ISIS Suicide Bomber: Syria Overflowing with Jihadists 'From All Over the World'

The first live captured suicide bomber known to be working with the Islamic State in Syria says the area is teeming with jihadists from all over the world-- from everywhere in the Middle East, Asia, and the West. In an exclusive interview with the UK's Sky News, 23-year-old Horr Jaffer from Chechnya explains how he and many others landed in the hands of the terrorist group. Sep 3, 2014 10:25 AM PT

U.S. Raises Number of Troops in Iraq by 350 After American Journalist Beheading

In response to the growing threat to Iraq's capital, President Obama approved sending 350 additional troops to protect the United States embassy in Baghdad this week. The additional troops were announced after the Islamic State terrorist group published a video of the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sep 3, 2014 10:19 AM PT

Venezuelan Socialists Rewrite Lord's Prayer: 'Our Chavez, Who Art in Heaven'

The oppressive socialist regime governing Venezuela has gone through painstaking means to replace the nation's storied Christian tradition with blind worship of deceased dictator Hugo Chávez, from filling the streets of Caracas with murals to teaching in children's books that worshiping Chávez would bring "supreme happiness." Sep 2, 2014 12:26 PM PT

Philippine Authorities Foil Bomb Plot in Manila Airport by Anti-China Extremist Group

The Philippines' National Bureau of Investigation arrested three men at Manila's Ninoy Aquino airport yesterday carrying explosives. While first believed to be involved in a jihadist plot, the men were eventually linked to a previously undiscovered terror group protesting Chinese-owned businesses in the Philippines. Sep 2, 2014 11:18 AM PT

Islamic State Reportedly Bans Uploading Beheadings to Social Media

The jihadist terror group Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, has become a particularly dangerous threat to the West through its guerrilla-style war tactics and decentralized organization, making targeting leaders more difficult for Western militaries. Sep 1, 2014 10:59 AM PT

Cuba Strengthens Embargo: Limits Flow of Necessary Goods from US to Island

The Cuban government has implemented new laws Monday that strengthen the embargo between itself and the United States--not limiting tourism from the West into the country, but limiting the transport of necessary goods like underwear and soap from Cuban families in the United States to their relatives on the island. Sep 1, 2014 8:22 AM PT

Report: Islamist Terrorism Absent from FBI List of Domestic Terror Threats

Despite evidence that Islamist terrorism is the root cause of some of the deadliest attacks on American soil--including the Boston Marathon bombing that killed or wounded hundreds--the FBI has not included it on the list of potential domestic terror threats in its most recently published domestic terror assessment. Sep 1, 2014 7:21 AM PT

Threats of Starvation, Violence Follow Quarantine of Tens of Thousands in Liberia

Sixteen-year-old Shaki Kamara, a resident of Liberia's impoverished West Point slum, has become the face of the terror ravaging Monrovia as the government attempts to fight the growing Ebola epidemic. Kamara was shot by police during violent exchanges between law enforcement and West Point residents quarantined into their neighborhood with little food and water. Aug 22, 2014 12:26 PM PT

Doctors Without Borders Senior Official: International Response to Ebola 'Almost Zero'

The operations director of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Brice de la Vigne, has described the international efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus as "almost zero," arguing that there is a lack of "political will" to stop the virus in West Africa, as most countries are simply working to keep the virus out of their own territories. Aug 22, 2014 12:26 PM PT


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