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#islamic state

# islamic-state - Yesterday’s News

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# islamic-state - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Teenage girls lured by ISIS with promises of ‘Disney lives’ with good homes and husbands

Three girls were stopped in Germany yesterday as they tried to make their way from the US to Syria.

US-led air strikes have killed 553 people in Syria in a month

That figure includes 32 civilians.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Three teen girls suspected of trying to join IS stopped at German airport

The three Colorado girls were heading for Turkey.

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son No Answers This post contains videos

Father of British Islamic State hostage dies not knowing the fate of his son

Paul Cantlie had made an emotional appeal for the safe return of his son, John.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Man stones his own daughter to death in new Islamic State video

The woman was accused of adultery.

# islamic-state - Monday 20 October, 2014

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift Peshmerga This post contains images

Turkey will help Kurds fight Islamic State across the border in sudden policy shift

“We have no wish at all to see Kobane fall.”

# islamic-state - Sunday 19 October, 2014

# islamic-state - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Kurdish fighters battle back in fight against Islamic State

The US military says that the signs from Syria are “encouraging”.

# islamic-state - Friday 17 October, 2014

London men charged with plotting terrorism and taking oath of Islamic State group

Four men face terrorist charges and a fifth faces firearms charges.

# islamic-state - Thursday 9 October, 2014

At least 21 killed in Turkey when protests against Islamic State turned violent

The Turkish army has been deployed on the streets in parts of six cities to enforce an open-ended curfew.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

US warns that air strikes alone will not stop advancement of Islamic State

A US army official has said that Syrian and Iraqi troops are needed on the ground.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

This is how close ISIS is to crossing into Turkey

The city of Kobane has become incredibly important.

# islamic-state - Monday 6 October, 2014

Now IS has advanced to the Turkish border – and planted its flag there

Syrian Kurds are fighting IS in the crucial town of Kobane.

# islamic-state - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Poll: Should images from IS execution videos be published by the media? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should images from IS execution videos be published by the media?

Even outlets who have previously published them have stopped, what do you think?

The 9 at 9: Saturday

And breathe, it’s Saturday. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

# islamic-state - Friday 3 October, 2014

IS claim murder of British aid worker Alan Henning in beheading video

A top US official has described it as “another example of IS brutality”.

The parents of beheaded journalist James Foley are on the Late Late Show tonight

Foley was killed by the Islamic State in August.

# islamic-state - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Hunt for 15 suspects over beheading of French tourist

Herve Gourdel was kidnapped and beheaded by fugitives last week.

# islamic-state - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

British jets take out Islamic State weapons post and machine gun vehicle

IS fighters near the Turkish border were among the targets of the strikes.

Opinion: The US should step back and let the Middle East tackle Isis

It is time to stop air strikes and let the people of the Middle East decide their own fate – together and without interference.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the stories you need to know as you start your day.

# islamic-state - Monday 29 September, 2014

Israeli PM warns nuclear-capable Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State

He said “to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear state power is to win the battle and lose the war”.

Flanagan: ‘The beheading, the barbaric sexual violence is too harrowing to witness’

Addressing the UN tonight, Flanagan said the “bloodlust and inhumanity which ISIS is displaying in Syria and Iraq” has shocked all civilised people.

# islamic-state - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Al-Nusra terror group warns of attacks on nations involved in Syrian air strikes

The group, linked to Al-Qaeda, has declared the air strikes “a war against Islam”.

# islamic-state - Saturday 27 September, 2014

British warplanes are already in the skies over Iraq waiting to attack

The Tornado combat jets took off from an RAF base in Cyprus.

Poll: Would you support the use of Irish airports for attacks on Islamic State militants? Your Say This post contains a poll

US flying “near continuous” bombing raids but warn “ground component” will be needed

The US is planning to train and arm 5,000 Syrian rebels.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what you need to know before you start your weekend.

Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?

Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# islamic-state - Friday 26 September, 2014

British and Belgian politicians vote to join air strikes on Islamic State

Speaking today, David Cameron told MPs “there is no more serious issue than asking our armed forces to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country”.

David Cameron asks British parliament to back “years” of Iraq action

Cameron told the House of Commons that British Army is “prepared for that commitment”.

How imminent is an “imminent terrorist attack threat”?

Not necessarily that imminent, it seems.

# islamic-state - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Islamic State plot to attack US and Paris subway systems revealed

He told reporters today that he had been alerted to the plan to target systems in the US and Paris which involved militants from that country who are part of IS.

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Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group?

They killed 19 people last night, including 5 civilians and one child.

US led strikes in Syria killed 19 overnight, including 1 child

The UK will vote tomorrow on joining the strikes.

# islamic-state - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about Islamic State attacks, huge cocaine seizure and John McNulty.

Islamic State oil refineries hit in latest air strikes

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama led the UN Security Council in approving a resolution demanding that countries take action to stem the flow of foreign jihadists to Iraq and Syria.

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