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Islamic state media outlet confirms “Jihadi John” is dead

An Islamic State media associate on Tuesday released an eulogy for Mohammed Emwazi also known as “Jihadi John,”(famous for the execution of hostages).

Emwazi was described in Islamic State’s Dabiq magazine by his nickname “Abu Muharib al-Muhajir.”

    “On Thursday, the 29th of Muharram, 1437 (Nov. 12, 2015), Ab Muhrib finally achieved shahdah (martyrdom) for the cause of Allah, which he had sought for so long, as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqah, destroying the car and killing him instantly,” Dabiq said.

Islamic State suffers double blow as Ramadi falls

U.S led forces have killed 10 Islamic State leaders in air strikes, including individuals linked to the Paris attacks, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a double blow to the militant group after Iraqi forces ousted it from the city of Ramadi.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi planted the national flag in Ramadi after the army retook the city center from Islamic State, a victory that could help vindicate his strategy for rebuilding the military after stunning defeats.

    “Over the past month, we’ve killed 10 ISIL leadership figures with targeted air strikes, including several external attack planners, some of whom are linked to the Paris attacks,” said U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a spokesman for the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamist group also known by the acronym ISIL. “Others had designs on further attacking the West.”

One of those killed was Abdul Qader Hakim, who facilitated the militants’ external operations and had links to the Paris attack network, Warren said.

He was killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Dec. 26.

Two days earlier, a coalition air strike in Syria killed Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syria-based Islamic State member with a direct link to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the coordinated bombings and shootings in Paris on Nov. 13 which killed 130 people, Warren said.

Air strikes on Islamic State’s leadership helped explain recent battlefield successes against the group, which also lost control of a dam on a strategic supply route near its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria on Saturday.

    “Part of those successes is attributable to the fact that the organization is losing its leadership,” Warren said. He warned, however: “It’s still got fangs.”

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi threatens the West in new message

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in his first message to the public in the last 7 months, has warned Western countries and Israel to expect imminent attacks and also warned “crusaders” not to dare fight on his turf.

According to CNN, Israeli Military officials are not taking the video too seriously because they believe ISIS doesn’t have much of a stronghold in the country plus the exact date of the video shoot is unclear.

al-Baghdadi called on Saudi citizens to ‘rise up against the apostate tyrants, and avenge their people in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen’.

    ”Jews ,soon you shall hear from us in Palestine,which will become your grave.
    The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it,Not at allJews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment, with the help of Allah we will not forget it,The pioneers of the jihadist fighters will surround you on a day that you think is distant and we know is close. We are getting closer every day.”

    “Crusaders and Jews don’t dare to come on the ground because they were defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he said in the statement released through an Isil-run internet account.

    ‘And soon, soon with God’s permission, you will hear the footsteps of the mujahideen… We are getting closer to you day by day,’

    ”They announced lately a coalition… falsely called ‘Islamic,’ and announced its goal is to fight the caliphate,’ said Baghdadi in the recording circulating among pro-IS Twitter users.

    ‘If this coalition were Islamic, it would have announced victory and aid to the people of Syria,’

On Saturday, ISIS suffered a major blow after a US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurds and Arab rebel groups, backed by coalition planes, captured a dam from its fighters, cutting a main supply route of the militants.

Saudi Arabia forms alliance of 34 Muslim nations to fight ISIS

Saudi Arabia has formed a coalition of 34 mainly Muslim countries to coordinate a fight against “terrorist organisations”.

The alliance was announced by Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s defence minister and deputy crown prince, on Tuesday.

Arab countries such as Qatar and the UAE will join the coalition, as well as Middle Eastern, Asian and African states including Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Nigeria.

    “It is time that the Islamic world take a stand, and they have done that by creating a coalition to push back and confront the terrorists and those who promote their violent ideologies,” said Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi’s foreign minister, speaking in Paris.

When asked if the alliance would deploy troops on the ground, Jubeir said “nothing is off the table”.

Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran and its allies Syria and Iraq were excluded from the alliance, despite the states sharing a common enemy in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

Bin Salman said the states would work together to target “any terrorist organisation, not just ISIL” in countries including Iraq, Syria. Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

Military operations would work in accordance with local laws and in cooperation with the international community, he added.

Saudi Arabia forms alliance of 34 Muslim nations to fight ISIS

Saudi Arabia has formed a coalition of 34 mainly Muslim countries to coordinate a fight against “terrorist organisations”.

The alliance was announced by Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s defence minister and deputy crown prince, on Tuesday.

Arab countries such as Qatar and the UAE will join the coalition, as well as Middle Eastern, Asian and African states including Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Nigeria.

    “It is time that the Islamic world take a stand, and they have done that by creating a coalition to push back and confront the terrorists and those who promote their violent ideologies,” said Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi’s foreign minister, speaking in Paris.

When asked if the alliance would deploy troops on the ground, Jubeir said “nothing is off the table”.

Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran and its allies Syria and Iraq were excluded from the alliance, despite the states sharing a common enemy in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

Bin Salman said the states would work together to target “any terrorist organisation, not just ISIL” in countries including Iraq, Syria. Libya, Egypt, and Afghanistan.

Military operations would work in accordance with local laws and in cooperation with the international community, he added.

ISIS orders killing of children with Down’s Syndrome and congenital deformities

Terrorist group ISIS has allegedly ordered a religious decree to all it’s members to kill all children with down’s syndrome, disabilities or congenital diseases.

Iraqi activist group Mosul Eye, who hardly report false news, say the ISIS Shar’ia Board issued an “oral fatwa (an Islamic term for a religious decree)” to its members authorizing them to “kill newborn babies with Down’s Syndrome,congenital deformities and disabled children”.

A statement from the activist group, Mosul Eye said:

    “As if it is not enough for ISIL (another name for ISIS) to kill men, women and the elderly, and now, they kill children.”

According to Mosul Eye an Islamic States’s Shar’ia judge, named Abu Said Aljazrawi gave the decree after the activist group studied cases of deaths of deformed children and children with down’s syndrome.

The activists recorded more than 38 confirmed cases of killing babies with congenital deformities and Down’s Syndrome, aged between one week to three months.

They were killed by either lethal injection or suffocation with some of those killings took place in Syria and Mosul

Obama vows more strikes on ISIL in Syria

US President Barack Obama has said that the participation of five Arab nations in Syria airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters “makes it clear to the world this is not America’s fight alone”.

In a short statement on Tuesday, hours after the first US-led airstrikes hit the group’s headquarters in eastern Syria, Obama vowed to continue the fight, which he said was vital to the security of the United States, the Middle East and the world.

    “Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people,”

Obama said on Tuesday before leaving the White House for the United Nations in New York.

He said the joint fight against ISIL would take time, pledging to build more international support for the effort.

He added that the US was proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates in conducting the strikes.