All posts tagged "IS"

  • FILE - In this undated file photo released online in the summer of 2014 on a militant social media account, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, in Raqqa, Syria. The extremist group that once bragged about minting its own currency is now accepting only U.S. dollars in Raqqa, slashing salaries across the board and imposing “exit fees” for those trying to leave its domain. (Militant photo via AP, File)
    IS faces budget crunch, cutting perks and trimming salaries

    BEIRUT (AP) — Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American dollars, and is now...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Rep. Lee Cheol-woo of the Saenuri Party, a member of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee. (Yonhap)
    ’7 foreign workers joined IS after leaving Korea’

    By Kang Seung-woo Seven foreigners who have worked in Korea joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, citing information from the National Intelligence Service (NIS). He did not disclose their nationalities....

    • Posted January 20, 2016
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  • Security force personnel escort people fleeing from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The company that runs the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital says assailants have takenhostages in a brazen assault involving grenades. (AP Photo/Harouna Traore)
    At least 18 bodies found after jihadists attack Malian hotel

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian national television reported that no more hostages were being held at a luxury hotel after a day-long siege by Islamic militants. National broadcaster ORTM, citing security officials, said 18 bodies already had...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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  • Shown is a screen capture from the Twitter account of a South Korean teenager believed to have sneaked into Syria from Turkey recently to join the militant Muslim group Islamic State. (Yonhap file photo)
    Missing S. Korean training with IS: spy agency

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A South Korean teenager who vanished in Turkey last month has joined the Islamic State (IS) militant group and has been receiving training, lawmakers quoted South Korea’s national spy agency as saying Tuesday. The...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Jordanian Air Force fighter jets fly during the funeral of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, at his home village of Ai, near Karak, Jordan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Outrage and condemnation poured across the Middle East on Wednesday as horrified people learned of the video purportedly showing the Islamic State group burn a Jordanian pilot to death. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on IS

    MMAN, Jordan (AP) — Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State targets on Thursday, including training centers and weapons storage sites, the military said, pledging to keep up the attacks until the militants are defeated. Jordan...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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    Je Suis Charlie

    On January 7, 2015 the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, was attacked by two terrorists, resulting in the death of ten journalists and two police officers in Paris, France. It was deemed the largest terrorist...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    Korean man missing in Turkey amid media report he joins IS

    ISTANBUL (Yonhap) — A South Korean teenager has recently vanished in Turkey, the South Korean Embassy and a local media report said Saturday, raising the possibility that he might have joined the extremist Muslim militant group IS...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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