ISIS Fighters Shoot down Coalition warplane in Syria

Rabat - Islamic State fighters have shot down a US-led coalition warplane over northern Syria, according to media sources. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted as saying that IS militants have shot down the warplane and also took a non-Syrian Arab pilot prisoner after shooting his plane with an anti-craft missile near Raqqa city. The terrorist organization the Islamic State also released photo ...

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Yazidi Women Commit Suicide to Avoid Being Raped by ISIS: Report

Rabat - Iraqi women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority who were forced into sexual slavery by the terrorist group the Islamic State have reportedly committed suicide or tried so out of fear they would be raped. According to rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday, the Yazidi women and girls faced torture, rape, forced marriage and were "sold" or given as "gifts" to so called Islamic State fi ...

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Moroccan F-16 Carry Out Airstrikes Against ISIS

Rabat - Moroccan F-16s have reportedly carried out their first air raids against the strongholds of the terrorist organization the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL. According to daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum in its December 10th issue, four F-16 Moroccan fighters have begun bombing locations belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The Moroccan air raids focused on ...

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Kurds battle for Syria town, suicide bomber hits Islamic State

France- Kurdish militia fought off a fresh assault by the Islamic State group on a key Syrian town early Monday, after one desperate woman defender carried out a suicide attack against the jihadists. IS militants attempted to storm the town of Kobane on the Turkish border from both east and west of a strategic hill to the south, but Kurdish fighters repulsed the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Righ ...

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Risks for US Advisers and the Need for Boots on the Ground

Marrakech - President Obama insists that he will not have “boots on the ground”in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but the line between a combat and an advisory role is perilously close, and memories of Vietnam still reverberate. Some 1,600 U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq, and they could become both targets and victims of kidnapping. They could also find themselves victims of ...

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Terrorist recruitment ring dismantled in Nador and Melilia: Ministry

Rabat - The Moroccan police and the General directorate of national territory surveillance, in close collaboration with the Spanish security services, disbanded a network, active in Nador and Melilia (northeastern Morocco), suspected of recruiting fighters for the Iraqi-Syrian jihadist group "Islamic State." A release of the Moroccan interior ministry said the operation is part of anticipation efforts to fa ...

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Robert Satloff’s 10 Key Changes in the Middle East

Marrakech - Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute, recently wrote that Israel remains a key ally of leading Gulf countries and that the Middle East continues to be the major focus of American Foreign Policy, despite President Obama’s attempt to move towards the Asia Pacific earlier this year. In his article, Satloff identifies ten changes that are influencing the situation in the Middle East. ...

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Displacement of Peoples Threatens World Security and Stability

Marrakech - The European Border agency, Frontex, is responsible for protecting Europe’s borders from the growing numbers of refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Africa, who are fleeing violence, genocide and poverty, in search of a better life in the European Union (EU). Thousands are dying in unseaworthy boats, victims of unscrupulous people traffickers. Off the coast of North Afri ...

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President Obama’s Call to Action Against ISIS

Marrakech - Last night President Obama laid out a strategy calling for a coalition against the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS). The American people, weary of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, have apparently given the president their support to degrade the capability of ISIS forces and to destroy them. Bombing raids have already been taking place on ISIS forces in Iraq, and the President announced ...

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Morocco Congratulates Iraq on Appointment of New Government

Rabat - Morocco deems that earning the trust of parliament by the new Iraqi Government is a very important step towards political stability and restoring peace and security in the country, urging the international community to bring financial and humanitarian support for its reconstruction and integration in its Arab and regional environment, said a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Kingdom ...

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Former British Rock musician joins ISIS, threatens to behead Christians with a blunt knife

Rabat - A British mom of two and once an aspiring rock singer, who is believed to have joined the ranks of ISIS militants in Syria, has vowed via her Twitter account to "behead Christians with a blunt knife," according to media reports. The woman, who calls herself Umm Hussain al-Britani, has been identified by investigators as Muslim convert Sally Jones, 45, a former member of an all-girl rock band from Ch ...

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Turkey Denies Buying Kurdish Oil from the Islamic State

Rabat- Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz has allegedly denied reports that accused Turkey of buying the smuggled Kurdish oil, from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), known also as ISIL. Less than two weeks ago, CNN reported that the ISIS smuggles the Kurdish oil from the marginal fields it controls in northern Iraq, and sells it in the black market in southern Turkey. ...

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