#Islamic State militants are looting ancient sites across #Iraq and #Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen to raise cash, Irina Bokova, the head of the #UN cultural agency #UNESCO said on Thursday. One fifth of Iraq's about 10,000 official world-renowned sites have were #IslamicState control and heavily looted, and it was unclear what was happening in “thousands more” areas, Bokova told a meeting of experts in #London.
SYRIA and IRAQ NEWS: #Kobane Update 74 - Schools Reopening at Rapid Pace, Hospital on its Way As things improve in Kobane Canton, the #IslamicState continue to be pushed further away. After bombing and shelling them for years, #Assad offers to "help" residents of #Yarmouk Camp. #Yezidi commander arrested by Peshmerga. *For More #Iraq and #Syria News ...* http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-iraq-news-5 PIC: Hand Emerges from Mass Grave of IS Victims in Tikrit:
ISIS battles al-Qaeda for leadership of global jihad Analysis: As the Islamic State gains prominence through its achievements, international terror groups reconsider their allegiance to al-Qaeda. ISIS in Iraq (Photo: AP)
ISIS LATEST VICTIM IS 26-YEAR OLD AMERICAN HOSTAGE KAYLA MUELLER NTEB News Desk | February 10, 2015 “We are heartbroken to share that we’ve received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller has lost her life,” said parents Carl and Marsha Mueller and her brother, Eric.
President Obama is expected to lay the groundwork for airstrikes inside Syria in his address to the nation Wednesday night, with one Defense official telling Fox News those strikes could start within 30 days... SEP 10 2014
10 mars 2015 - Le groupe Etat islamique a décapité en public deux hommes accusés d'homosexualité et un autre de blasphème, dans le nord de l'Irak, selon des photos diffusées mardi sur les réseaux sociaux. (Sur la photo: Des militants de l'État Islamique installent leur drapeau sur une route entre la Syrie et l'Irak dont ils ont pris le contrôle.)
BEIRUTE (AFP) .- grupo Islâmico Jihad destruíram uma famosa estátua de um leão fora do museu na cidade síria de Palmyra, disse o diretor de antiguidades do país, na quinta-feira. Maamoun Abdelkarim disse que a estátua, conhecida como o Leão da Al-Lat, era uma peça insubstituível e aparentemente foi destruída na semana passada. "Membros do IS destruiram no sábado o leão de al-Lat, que é uma peça única de três metros (10 pés) de altura e peso 15 toneladas", Abdelkarim disse à AFP. "É o…
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