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Syria

‘Revoking European passports solution to jihadist issue’
To prevent European converts who listen to extremist preachers from fighting for ISIS, European governments should revoke their travel documents, defense consultant Moeen Raoof told RT.

18.11.2014 09:25

Global terrorism on rise: Fivefold increase in terror-related deaths since 2000
Almost 18,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, a 61 percent increase from the 2012. Four terrorist groups, the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram were responsible for two thirds of all such deaths around the globe.

18.11.2014 08:51

ISIS killed nearly 1,500 Syrians outside battle since June – monitor
While media attention continues to focus on the five Westerners who were beheaded by Islamic State militants, the group has killed 1,432 Syrians in non-combat situations since the end of June, says a monitoring group.

17.11.2014 15:58

‘US-led airstrikes – great recruiting tool to provide ISIS with cannon fodder’
Anti-IS airstrikes play into the hands of extremists as radicalized Muslims across the globe are view the West as a big foe they want to fight against, Dan Glazebrook, political writer and journalist, told RT.

17.11.2014 15:41

‘Jihadi John’ suspect possibly caught on camera at 2011 London riots
A man thought to be the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’ was filmed by an Australian news channel condemning British police during the London 2011 riots.

17.11.2014 11:35

‘He must fear Allah now’: UK father says son features in ISIS execution film
The father of a 20-year-old medical student from Cardiff said on Monday he believes his son was one of a group of 16 Islamic State militants that appeared in a video on Sunday brutally slaughtering Syrian soldiers.

17.11.2014 09:24

‘IS to coerce people into joining them out of fear and a sense of helplessness’
The beheadings committed by IS will continue unless extraction teams are sent to Syria or Iraq to free the hostages, which is highly unlikely as it means Western engagement in talks with terrorists, Middle East expert Catherine Shakdam told RT.

17.11.2014 10:36

‘ISIS smuggles $1mn of oil daily in water-tanks, fire-trucks’- refinery worker to RT
Dozens of vehicles carrying oil leave Syria’s petroleum capital, Raqqa, currently under IS control, every hour, earning the extremist group a million dollars daily, according to an oil refinery employee in the occupied city, who has spoken to RT.

17.11.2014 09:32

4 more Aussies join ISIS in Syria, social media blamed
Four Australian boys, aged from 17 to 28, are likely to have joined 60 other Australians fighting for the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. The local Muslim community has blamed social media for its role in their recruitment.

17.11.2014 09:53

‘Goal of hostage beheadings by IS – to draw the US into Mideast’
Beheadings of hostages are designed as a big provocation, aimed at pushing the US to come into the region and not at warning it to keep out of Syria and Iraq, Jeremy Salt, professor of Middle Eastern history and politics, told RT.

17.11.2014 08:45

ISIS has 200,000-strong force, says Kurdish leader
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants have an army of about 200,000 fighters, over six times larger than previous CIA estimates, a senior Iraqi Kurdish leader has claimed.

16.11.2014 08:20

ISIS video shows beheading of US hostage Peter Kassig
US President Obama has confirmed the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State militants, after a video on social media purported to show his death. The militant group has further threatened to kill other US citizens “on your streets.”

16.11.2014 08:50