US-backed Kurds release video showing them destroying a Turkish tank in Syria
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US-backed Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in Syria released a video on Saturday showing their… Read More
German girl who joined ISIS in Iraq shown screaming in footage of capture
The teenage girl from Germany who joined the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq has appeared in a video uploaded to YouTube that shows the moment Iraqi forces captured her in the northern city of Mosul. The mobile phone footage shows 16-year-old Linda W. surrounded by Iraqi soldiers who have battled to liberate the city from ISIS for nine months. Two of the soldiers are holding her arms, and she screams as they shout at her. Iraqi troops have accused her of being a sniper for ISIS. Newsweek is withholding the girl’s identity on account of her age. Iraqi troops discovered Linda W. hiding in a tunnel in the Old City alongside other women who had joined ISIS, as well as an array of weapons.
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First Christian Mass in 3 Years Celebrated in Iraq’s Qaraqosh
Exactly three years after the last sermon was held in the Iraqi Christian city of Qaraqosh, locals celebrated their first mass in the visibly damaged Church of the Immaculate on Sunday, August 6.Located 20km southeast of Mosul, Qaraqosh is Iraq’s largest Christian city with, at one point, a population of 50,000 people. In August, 2014, it was overrun by Islamic State militants, forcing many to flee. In October, 2017, the city was liberated during the Iraqi army’s Battle for Mosul. Credit: YouTube/Al-Mawsleya via Storyful
Iraq sentences 27 men to death for roles in 2014 Speicher massacre
(CNN)Iraq sentenced 27 prisoners to death for their part in a 2014 massacre that killed as many as 1,700 men in ISIS-controlled territory, according to a statement released by Iraq Central Criminal Court. “The Central Criminal Court issued a verdict to execute 27 defendants convicted of participating in the Speicher massacre,” Judge Abdul Sattar al-Beeraqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council, said in a statement released Tuesday. This is the second mass conviction relating to the so-called Speicher massacre committed by ISIS members in 2014.
Iraq to hang 27 for IS Camp Speicher massacre
An Iraqi court has sentenced to death 27 men for their involvement in the massacre of up to 1,700 soldiers by so-called Islamic State (IS) in June 2014. Twenty-five suspects were released because of a lack of evidence. It is the latest batch of death sentences passed in connection with the killings – 36 men were hanged a year ago for their part in the massacre. IS filmed the killings, at the former US base of Camp Speicher, near Tikrit, in an early piece of shock propaganda. Most of the victims are believed to have been young Shia recruits who were based at the camp when Tikrit was overrun by IS. Photos and videos published by IS at the time showed soldiers being lined up and shot at various
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