ISIS (Daesh) hasn’t even released the murder/torture porn video from their last atrocity – the burning of 45 Iraqis in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, which is just a stones throw from Ain al-Asad air base, where 300 American Marines are stationed.
Exactly who these people were and why they were killed is not clear, but Col Qasim al-Obeidi said he believed some were members of the security forces.
Almost certainly among them are the 15 captured Kurds they paraded around in cages – as seen here. Daesh will be releasing their video in all its horrific glory any day now.
Islamic State (Isis) militants have kidnapped between 70 and 100 Christians of the Assyrian minority in the north-eastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, according to a monitoring group and an advocacy organisation.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which relies on a local network of activists, cited “reliable sources” as saying that the jihadists abducted dozens of Syrians in the village of Tal Shamiram, in the Tal Tamer area.
The sources said that IS members confirmed via wireless devices that they had detained “90 crusaders”. Others reported that dozens of Assyrian people were kidnapped from the nearby village of Tal Hermez.
It’s worth noting that our patriotic and profoundly Christian president recently cited “the Crusades” as an example of Christian atrocities against innocent Muslims. To ISIS/Daesh, violence toward “Christian Crusaders” is justified and part of a 800 year grudge match. It would seem our president has some sympathy for that point of view.
Ace makes a great point on Twitter:
“IS attacked the Syrian villages at 5am and displaced 3,000 people,” Kino said. “That has been confirmed to us by different sources: refugees and fighters got in touch with relatives in Sweden, Germany and Canada.”
He said that 70 to 100 people, mainly women and children, have been abducted in the attack and the men were taken to the Abd al-Aziz mountains.
Another activist, Aryo Edward, president of the Sweden-based Assyrian rights group, told IBTimes UK that at least 500 families escaped the IS attack and fled to Qamishli and Hasakah city, where they found refuge in a church.