Tag : Iraq
US Airstrikes on ISIS title : Iraqis Claim U.S. Restraint On Air Strikes to Limit Civilian Casualties Benefits ISIS
summary : The United States has done its best to limit civilian casualties in the coalition air bombing campaign against ISIS. However, some Iraqis and American officers contended that such an approach has benefited the terror group on the battlefield.
date : May 27, 2015 01:44 PM EDT
Sexual Slavery by ISIS title : U.N. Special Representative: ISIS Forces Women in ‘Extreme’ Sex Slave Trade With Few Escape Options
summary : Reports from Iraq and Syria have claimed that the terror group known as ISIS has engaged in acts of “extreme” sexual violence against women, including putting them up on the auction block. The enslaved women have few escape options.
date : May 27, 2015 03:40 AM EDT
ISIS Terror title : Rampaging ISIS Gains Control of Another Iraqi Town Husayba, Claims Capable of Acquiring Nuke in 1 Year
summary : Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) jihadists continued their push in eastern Iraq and captured the small town of Husayba, 11 miles (17 kilometers) east of Ramadi and at least 14 miles (22 kilometers) west of Habbaniya, on Friday
date : May 23, 2015 02:46 AM EDT
ISIS Takes Over Ramadi title : ISIS Scares Iraqi Forces into Retreat after Tough Fight, Takes Control of Ramadi
summary : The terror group known as ISIS has made progress in Iraq, forcing the country’s military to bid a hasty retreat from the provincial capital of Ramadi. It is considered a major blow to both Iraq and the coalition led by the United States.
date : May 18, 2015 06:32 PM EDT
Middle East Christians title : College Professor Focuses on Plight of Middle East’s Christians, Who Are at Risk of Total Destruction
summary : The plight of Christians in the Middle East has especially been brutal in Iraq and Syria. Now a college professor has tried to find a way to avoid a “clash of civilizations” in the region.
date : May 18, 2015 06:38 PM EDT
ISIS title : ISIS Beheads 3 Iraqi Soldiers, Kills 26 Civilians in Siege of Ancient Syrian City Palmyra
summary : Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Thursday killed 26 civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria after the Muslim radicals took control of some of the villages there after fighting government forces.
date : May 15, 2015 01:18 AM EDT
ISIS Terror title : American Christian: Media Reports of Persecution in Iraq, Middle East Are ‘Too Simplistic’ [Opinion]
summary : American Christian Jeremy Courtney, who lives in Iraq, argued that while he welcomed media coverage of Christians facing persecution in the Middle East, the situation is more complicated than the initial reports suggested.
date : May 05, 2015 07:25 PM EDT
Religious Persecution, Iran Christians title : U.S. Government Report Highlights Religious Freedom Violations, Including Christian Persecution [Correction]
summary : A report released by the United States government has been released for 2015, highlighting religious freedom violations in 33 countries.
date : May 04, 2015 06:12 PM EDT
Female Kurdish Fighters title : Thousands of Kurdish Women Take Stand and Bear Arms against ISIS Brutality
summary : The Islamic terror group known as ISIS has been infamously known for its brutal treatment of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, especially if they happened to be women. However, an increasing number of them, mostly Kurds, are starting to fight back against that oppression.
date : May 01, 2015 01:08 PM EDT
Nimrud Destroyed by ISIS title : ISIS Destroys Ancient Iraqi City of Nimrud; U.N. Condemns Action as ‘A War Crime’
summary : The terror group known as ISIS continued its campaign of wiping out anything it considers being not compatible with its brand of Islam. Now it has taken out that fury on the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud over the weekend.
date : Apr 13, 2015 05:55 PM EDT
Islamic State Releases over 200 Yazidis title : In Unusual Move, ISIS Releases 200 Yazidis, Mostly Children and Elderly, from Its Custody
summary : The terror group known as ISIS has been infamous for oppressing Christians and other minority groups in Iraq and Syria. However, Kurdish officials reported that ISIS has released more than 200 Yazidis from its custody on Wednesday.
date : Apr 08, 2015 08:21 PM EDT
Iraqi Christians title : Center for American Progress: How the U.S. Can Help Middle East Christians
summary : Christians and other minorities in the Middle East have faced persecution for centuries in the region. However, the latest round of persecution has left some Americans wondering how their country can help those people.
date : Apr 08, 2015 01:59 PM EDT
Pope Francis title : In His Easter Message, Pope Francis Calls for End to Violence and Oppression Worldwide
summary : Pope Francis used his Easter message on Sunday to call for an end to violence and oppression around the world.
date : Apr 07, 2015 02:25 PM EDT
Syrian Christians Kidnapped by ISIS title : Rise of Persecution from ISIS and Others Forces Christians to Leave Middle East Altogether
summary : Until recently, the coverage of persecution directed at Christians and other minorities have received scant attention from most Western media outlets. However, one prominent news magazine in the United States has placed the issue on the front page.
date : Mar 27, 2015 01:42 PM EDT
Chaos in Yemen title : Chaos in Yemen Highlights Complicated Relationship Between United States and Iran
summary : The lack of a cohesive central government, along with loyalties divided on tribal lines, has threatened to destabilize Yemen into a civil war. However, the chaos in that country also brought to light the complicated relationship between the United States and Iran in the Middle East.
date : Mar 26, 2015 07:58 PM EDT
Iraqi Refugees Displaced by ISIS title : CBS News Highlights Christian Persecution Is Iraq by ISIS on ’60 Minutes’
summary : The plight of Christians in Iraq was the top headline story of iconic American journalism magazine “60 Minutes.” The news segment aired Sunday night on CBS.
date : Mar 23, 2015 05:46 PM EDT
ISIS terror title : ISIS Does Its Best to Eliminate All Traces of Christianity in Parts of Iraq and Syria under Its Control
summary : The terror group known as ISIS has persecuted Christians and other minorities in the areas of Iraq and Syria it controls. Now it has turned its focus to eliminating all traces of Christianity in the region.
date : Mar 17, 2015 06:09 PM EDT
ISIS title : ISIS Accepts Boko Haram’s Allegiance, Expanding Reach of Terror in Africa and Middle East
summary : In a move that may be considered the West’s worst nightmare scenario, the Islamic terror group known as ISIS has accepted Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance on Thursday.
date : Mar 12, 2015 09:27 PM EDT
Franklin Graham title : Rev. Franklin Graham Warns U.S. Christians: ‘Storm Is Coming,’ Persecution Will Arrive Soon
summary : President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse Rev. Franklin Graham issued a dire warning for Christians in the United States over the weekend that persecution will hit like a “storm” in this country.
date : Mar 10, 2015 01:13 PM EDT
Egyptians Beheaded by ISIS in Libya title : International Christian Union President Makes Case For Christian State in Middle East, Citing Persecution in Region [Interview]
summary : The terror group ISIS and its affiliates have been actively persecuting Christians and other minorities in the Middle East. According to one leader of a prominent organization, a Christian state in the region could be a possible solution for helping Christianity to survive that region in the future.
date : Mar 10, 2015 01:03 PM EDT
Female Fighters of Kurdish Troops Regain Kobani from ISIS title : ISIS Attacks Christian Villages in Syria, But Kurds and Locals Stand Their Ground Against Terror Group
summary : The terror group known as ISIS targeted a series of mainly Christian villages in northeastern Syria on Saturday. However, the militants were beaten back by Kurdish forces and their local allies.
date : Mar 09, 2015 01:28 PM EDT
Relatives of Egyptian Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS title : Assyrian Christians Claim ISIS Assaults Tantamount to Genocide of 1915, Ask 'Civilized World' to React Swiftly, Decisively
summary : The Islamic terror group known as ISIS continued its march across Iraq and Syria this week, tearing down artifacts and persecuting religious minorities. However, they have directed much of their wrath against Assyrian Christians and their ancient culture.
date : Feb 28, 2015 01:52 AM EST
Nineveh Plain Protection Units - Fight Against ISIS title : American Christians Fund Private Efforts Against ISIS Militants in Iraq Without Government Permission
summary : Some Christians in the United States have decided to privately back a war against ISIS militants in Iraq instead of waiting for the government and its allies in the coalition to take action beyond air strikes.
date : Feb 27, 2015 02:58 PM EST
US Troops in Iraq Fighting ISIS title : ISIS Lights 45 People On Fire Near Iraq Air Base Holding US Troops
summary : Reports from the Iraqi town of Al-Baghdadi, located just a few miles from an air base holding U.S. Marines, claimed that militants from ISIS burned 45 people on Tuesday.
date : Feb 18, 2015 10:43 AM EST
Iraqi Security Forces, ISIS, US Troops title : ISIS Seizes Iraqi Town al-Baghdadi Close to Base Housing U.S. Marines
summary : ISIS fighters have launched a major offensive Thursday, seizing parts of a town in Iraq that is uncomfortably close to a base that housed U.S. military personnel.
date : Feb 13, 2015 11:47 AM EST
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