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# islamic-state - Today’s News


# islamic-state - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

More young girls are leaving their homes to join ISIS militants. But why?

It is evident that many of these women are drawn to the society depicted by ISIS, which gives them a prominent – if restrictive – role.

# islamic-state - Monday 2 March, 2015

Iraqi troops are throwing everything they’ve got at Islamic State

It’s in a bid to take back the key stronghold of Tikrit.

# islamic-state - Sunday 1 March, 2015

CCTV shows British schoolgirls on their way to join ISIS in Syria Terrorism This post contains videos

CCTV shows British schoolgirls on their way to join ISIS in Syria

The girls spent 18 hours at a bus station in Turkey before getting on a coach to take them to the Syrian border.

# islamic-state - Friday 27 February, 2015

‘Jihadi John’: A quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

People who knew him could not reconcile the football-loving Emwazi with that of the “cold, sadistic and merciless” killer.

Japanese police arrest teens for ‘Islamic State inspired’ killing

Low-crime Japan has been captivated by the killing.

“We will feel justice when there’s a bullet between Jihadi John’s eyes”

Families of slain journalists and aid workers have spoken out after the man was identified.

# islamic-state - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Islamic State killer ‘Jihadi John’ has been named

The Washington Post have named him as London man Mohammed Emwazi.

Men arrested for plotting to join IS talked about shooting Barack Obama

The men were vocal online, the FBI said.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria Appeal This post contains images

London schoolgirls fleeing to Islamic State militants have crossed into Syria

An estimated 550 Western women have travelled to join the militants Iraq and Syria.

# islamic-state - Monday 23 February, 2015

British soldier who went to Syria to fight ISIS found and returned to unit

The 19-year-old told his family he was joining the Kurdish fighters because ‘these guys need our help’.

# islamic-state - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The42 British snooker player forced to explain the ‘Isis’ sponsor logo on his waistcoat Not That Isis

British snooker player forced to explain the ‘Isis’ sponsor logo on his waistcoat

“It’s about being loyal to [a company] that has been loyal to me,” says Rory McLeod.

# islamic-state - Monday 16 February, 2015

Egypt bombs ISIS after video shows beheading of 21 Christians

“We affirm that avenging Egyptian blood and retaliating against killers is a duty we must carry out.”

# islamic-state - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Islamic State suicide bombers attack US forces after seizing town close to their base

Up to 25 IS fighters attacked the US base using suicide bombers and gunmen.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

This is the last letter a killed US hostage wrote to her family

“Just the thought of you all sends me into a fit of tears”

# islamic-state - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

US magazine hackers warn Obamas of ‘Bloody Valentine’s Day’

The group, Cyber Caliphate, claim to be connected to Islamic State.

Obama confirms death of 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State

IS said last Friday Kayla Jean Mueller had died in an air strike.

# islamic-state - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Irishman who fought in Syria: “I wasn’t radicalised”

“When a young man arrives and he feels very vulnerable at the checkpoint, he’s going into what would basically look like a horror movie of ruins and gunfire.W

Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State “capital”

The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, said it would station a squadron of F-16 warplanes in Jordan.

Family of US hostage ‘hopeful’ she is alive despite IS claim she is dead

The US says it is skeptical and are investigating claims by Islamic State she was killed by an airstrike.

# islamic-state - Friday 6 February, 2015

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike

US officials have declined to comment on the reports.

‘We will eradicate them’ – Jordan launches full assault on Islamic State after hostage killing

The state says it is going after Isis “with everything that we have “.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Jordan executes two prisoners after jihadists burn fighter pilot alive in a cage

The country had promised an “earth-shattering” response to the death of the 26-year-old.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Jordanian pilot held hostage by Islamic State ‘burned alive’

The video appears to show Maaz al-Kassasbeh locked in a metal cage.

# islamic-state - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Japan mourns murdered journalist but vows to continue fighting terrorism

Kenji Goto was beheaded by Islamic State militants.

Islamic State claims it has beheaded Japanese hostage

Both US and Japanese authorities are trying to verify the footage.

# islamic-state - Monday 26 January, 2015

After months of fighting, Islamic State has been driven out of Kobane

Another city in Iraq was also liberated.

Hackers claiming to support Islamic State have done this to Malaysia Airlines

It is the latest attack linked to a group calling itself the Lizard Squad.

# islamic-state - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage

A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan. The site set up by a Muslim cleric to counter the “facade” of ISIS

Between 25 and 30 Irish people have travelled to the areas where ISIS is now active in recent years.

# islamic-state - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Japan scrambles to verify footage of Islamic State hostage execution

It is not yet clear whether the video shows two kidnapped Japanese hostages.

Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as “a bit of a mess”, jails her for four years

A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

ISIS threatens to kill two hostages unless $200 million ransom is paid

The Japanese government has said it will not give in to “terrorism” after the video’s emergence.

# islamic-state - Saturday 17 January, 2015

‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’ Syria This post contains videos

‘The war has divided families more than decades of Israeli occupation ever did’

A newly-released Irish film documents the lives of people in Majdal Shams – one of five remaining Arab villages in the Golan Heights.

# islamic-state - Monday 12 January, 2015

Ireland is ‘on alert’ after Paris terrorist attacks – Charlie Flanagan

France was rocked by a series of attacks last week.

# islamic-state - Thursday 1 January, 2015

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014 Four Years On This post contains videos

More than 76,000 Syrians were killed in 2014

Last year was the bloodiest since the conflict began in 2011.

‘Ireland must do more to stop human trafficking’ – Archbishop Martin

“Many of those who are trafficked and who live in small Irish communities feel trapped in a world which is heavily controlled.”

# islamic-state - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State ‘slaughter’ in Iraq – Irish MEP

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

Targeted killings of journalists on the rise as beheadings signify ‘new bloody chapter’

The IFJ says a total of 135 journalists have died in 2014.

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