Monthly Archives: September 2014


Syria

The Islamic State has seized 325 Kurdish villages around Ayn al Arab. The Islamic State beheaded four YPG fighters, three of whom were female, and displayed their heads in Jarabulus. The leader of Kurdish PYD forces called for weapons for Kurdish fighters outgunned by the Islamic State in Kobani. Turkey claimed that the Islamic State […]


Al Qaeda

‘One and the same’? Officials give conflicting statements on al Qaeda ties to ‘Khorasan’


Iraq

Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq


Austria

Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Islamic State fighters



Libya

At least five people were killed in clashes between the Islamist Libya Dawn forces and the Libyan national army in Tripoli. A retired security officer was murdered in Benghazi, where 30 people were assassinated last week. An Operation Dignity commander said the Islamic State is controlling Ansar al Sharia, the Revolutionary Council in Benghazi, and […]