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URGENT: ISIS withdraws from Ramadi center, takes hundreds as hostages

Iraqi forces.Archival photo.

( Anbar – On Sunday, Khalidiya Council in Anbar Province announced, that all elements of ISIS organization had withdrawn from the center of Ramadi to the eastern areas of the city, while pointed out that the organization had taken hundreds of civilians as hostages and human shields.

The head of Khalidiya Council Ali Dawood said in a statement received by, “The intelligence information revealed that all ISIS elements had escaped from the center of Ramadi areas to Khalidiya Island east of the city, along with hundreds of civilian hostages,” pointing out that, “The cells of ISIS organization were completely collapsed during the cleansing battles.”

Dawood added, “The organization has taken hundreds of civilians as hostages and human shields during their withdrawal from Ramadi, while the security forces are pursuing the elements of the organization to liberate the abducted civilians.”

Source Iraqi News






ISIS sanctions organ harvesting from living ‘apostates’… even if it kills them

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I feel such sadness and despair that human beings will do such a thing to one another.EVERYONE even a small child knows with utter certainty that hurting others is wrong.

We ALL know that the solution to all our problems is peace,to lay down our weapons and start talking,start building bridges of understanding,to truly learn how the world looks through another’s eyes.Then we could transform this world too the Eden it could be.

Instead  more mothers will cry over the bodies of their children burying the hopes and dreams of yet another generation.

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Islamic State’s human organ harvesting is sanctioned by a fatwa issued last January, when the group’s Islamic scholars explained that internals of ‘apostates’ could be extracted from their bodies for the needs of Muslims, even if the ‘donors’ die.

A document obtained by Reuters reveals that organs harvesting is charitable deed by codes of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), maintains IS’ Research and Fatwa Committee.

“The apostate’s life and organs don’t have to be respected and may be taken with impunity,” says Fatwa (religious ruling) #68 issued January 31, 2015. “The notion that transplanting healthy organs into a Muslim person’s body in order to save the latter’s life or replace a damaged organ with it is permissible,” the document says, specifying that removal of organs that“end the captive’s life” is also not prohibited.

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The Fatwa #68 was reportedly found in a trove of other Islamic State’s documents obtained by the US special forces as a result of raid into eastern Syria in May. Reuters could not independently confirm the authenticity of the document.

The data retrieved in May has been compiled into ‘Lessons Learned From the Abu Sayyaf Raid’ package exposing IS of justifying practices punishable elsewhere in the world, the human organs trafficking being just one of them.

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The raid in May that resulted in killing Abu Sayyaf, IS’s top financial official, brought the US seven terabytes of data from terrorist’s computer hard drives, thumb drives, CDs, DVDs and papers, Reuters cited Brett McGurk, the US president’s special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

In February this year, Iraq’s ambassador to the United Nations, Mohamed Alhakim, called on the 15-member UN Security Council to look at allegations of organ removal by the IS, urging the UNSC to investigate the issue.

He informed that bodies with surgical incisions and missing kidneys had been discovered in shallow mass graves on Iraqi territory.

“We have bodies. Come and examine them,” Alhakim said.  “It is clear they are missing certain parts.”

He also said several doctors had been executed in Mosul for refusing to participate in organ harvesting.

READ MORE: ISIS ‘organ harvesting’ must be probed by Security Council – Iraqi envoy

In August the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported of French-speaking IS militants openly discussing harvesting human organs from sex slaves on social media back in September 2014.

READ MORE: ‘Spare parts’: ISIS fighters discuss prices of human organs on social media

The fatwa obtained by Reuters does not define who could be attributed as ‘Kafir’ (disbeliever in Islam), but enslaving of minorities practicing other religions on the territories controlled by IS is a well-established fact. Thousands of Iraqi women have already been forced into sex slavery, with as many as 3,000 women and girls having been taken captive only from the Yazidi tribe in Iraq during IS offensives across the region.

READ MORE: ISIS releases horrifying sex slave pamphlet, justifies child rape

IS has issued a number of fatwas, providing legal justification to a range of criminal and openly barbaric practices.

For example Fatwa #64 issued on January 29, 2015, presents regulations for rape, explaining in detail when and how Islamic State militants should have sexual intercourse with female slaves.

IS even has a fatwa justifying cannibalism in extreme circumstances.

“A group of Islamic scholars have permitted, if necessary, one to kill the apostate in order to eat his flesh, which is part of benefiting from his body,” the regulation says.





















Most smuggled ISIS oil goes to Turkey, sold at low prices – Norwegian report

People talk as they stand next to oil barrels at a makeshift oil refinery site in al-Mansoura village in Raqqa's countryside © Hamid Khatib

A newly-leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), which was ordered to be compiled by Norway, has revealed that most of the IS-smuggled oil has been destined for Turkey, where it is sold off at bargain low prices.

Norwegian daily Klassekampen leaked details of the report, which was put together by Rystad Energy, an independent oil and gas consulting firm, at the request of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.

“Large amounts of oil have been smuggled across the border to Turkey from IS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq,”Klassekampen cited the report as saying. “[The] oil is sent by tankers via smuggling routes across the border [and] is sold at greatly reduced prices, from $25 to $45 a barrel.”

The crude is reportedly sold on the black market at greatly reduced prices, while the Brent benchmark is currently trading at $35-$50 per barrel.

full article at RT







Cyber Caliphate Hacks 54k Twitter accounts, including ones of CIA and FBI officials

The ISIS group known as the Cyber Caliphate hacked 54,000 Twitter accounts and leaked online data of heads of the CIA and FBI.

We have discussed several times about the cyber capabilities of the ISIS sympathizers, recently Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer for F-Secure, said he worries about cyber extremists that could penetrate critical infrastructure and cause serious damages.

The expert explained that the ISIS is probably the first group of terrorist that has hacking capabilities to manage a major attack against a government infrastructure, and the situation is getting worse because this group is gaining greater awareness of the effectiveness of an offensive launched by the cyberspace.

Now ISIS hackers are in the headline once again, they collective known as the Cyber Caliphate has hacked tens of thousands of Twitter accounts, including the accounts belonging to several members of the CIA and the FBI, in revenge for the US drone strike that killed the British Jihadist hacker Junaid Hussain in August

rest of article over at

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