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  • When Islamic State Came, the Monks Had Just Finished Hiding the Manuscripts

    07/21/2019 7:05:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/17/19 | Doreen Abi Raad
    The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a Muslim?” Already, the four monks at the ancient Syriac Catholic Mar Behnam Monastery in Khidr, Iraq, had felt they were under siege. Ten days earlier, on June 10, 2014, five carloads of militants roared through the peaceful road leading to Mar Behnam, announcing through megaphones that the Islamic State was in control. Not long before that, the Iraqi army had withdrawn from a checkpoint near the monastery, located southeast of...
  • One Idea Was to Let Dogs Eat All the Bodies in Mosul

    05/02/2018 1:20:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | 05/02/2018 | Arden Dier
    It's been 10 months since Iraq declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, but the bodies are still being collected. Volunteers are slowly combing over what the UN estimates to be 8 million tons of rubble—enough to form three separate piles as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza—to recover the bodies of civilians and ISIS fighters responsible for a putrid smell in the air. "We only stop when it gets too dark or we get too tired," nurse Sroor Al-Hosayni tells the BBC. She says city officials suggested allowing stray dogs to eat the corpses, per USA Today. "I told...
  • Iraqi Hashd al-Sha’abi Fighters Discover Christian Mass Grave Near Mosul

    03/07/2018 5:49:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Press TV ^ | 3/2/18
    Iraqi pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units have found a mass grave in the country’s northern province of Nineveh containing the bodies of dozens of Christians believed to have been executed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists. An unnamed source from the Syriac Orthodox Church told Arabic-language al-Ghad Press news agency that the volunteer forces, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, unearthed the mass grave along with security troops in Halila region near the village of Badush, located some 15 kilometers northwest of Mosul. The source added the mass grave contains the bodies of 40 Christian victims, noting that...
  • First Christmas Mass in Mosul Since 2014—Muslims Lend a Hand

    01/14/2018 6:08:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 1/9/18 | ACN Staff
    IN MOSUL, Iraq’s second largest city, Christmas bells rang out again this year for the first time in four years. During the preceding years this once so familiar sound had no longer been heard. Now, thanks to the ouster of ISIS from the city, Christians were able to celebrate Christmas Mass in the church of Mar Boulus (Saint Paul) in the Al-Mundshen suburb of Mosul. However, the joyful event almost didn’t happen. Right up until Christmas it had been nearly impossible for Christians to clean their church in Mosul. But then a group of young Muslims took the initiative, helping...
  • Dreaded, sadistic ISIS executioner reportedly captured in Iraq; could be executed himself

    01/03/2018 9:10:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 1/2/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A white-bearded ISIS militant who presided over the killings of dozens of gay men and others who ran afoul of the so-called "caliphate" was captured in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, according to reports. Abu Omer was arrested after locals in Mosul tipped security forces off to his hideout in the city, the Iran-based AhlulBayt News Agency (ANBA) reported, citing Iraqi media outlets. Abu Omer was a prominent presence in several sick videos of ISIS executions, in which homosexuals were thrown off buildings and others beheaded and stoned to death for minor offenses such as blasphemy. In one...
  • Mosul and Jonah...Euphrates pt 8

    Iraq used to be known as Mesopotamia, “the land between two rivers”, because of the very fertile plain between the Euphrates and the Tigris river. The Tigris river (often called the Hiddekel river in the Bible), is the site of the ancient capitol city of the Assyrian empire, Ninevah. Ninevah was also the city which the prophet Jonah attempted to avoid going to, though he was sent there by God, to preach repentance to the cruel and wicked Assyrians. When he did finally come to Ninevah, Jonah preached a very uninspiring message, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!...
  • Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in Daesh Base in Mosul

    10/02/2017 3:06:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of Daesh (ISIL) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday. “Several US-made missiles were found in al-Shoura region to the South of Mosul,” a local source said on Monday, Global Research reported. The Iraqi army and popular forces had previously found US-made missiles in Anbar province. Provincial officials confirmed that the US-made weapons were sent by the so-called US-led coalition for the ISIL terrorists in Anbar...
  • The Mass Returns to Mosul

    08/31/2017 7:15:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery.MOSUL, Iraq — Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass. Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery. The priest traveled to Mosul to record part of a documentary entitled Guardianes de la Fe (Guardians of the Faith), which seeks to show the reality of life...
  • Islamic State fighters face Nineveh Criminal Court as first death sentences handed down

    08/27/2017 3:18:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies AU ^ | August 28, 2017 6:24am | Matt Young
    “I KEPT the four girls in an abandoned house. Each night I would have sex with a different one,” a grubby looking man said, unperturbed.“Sometimes they seemed scared, but they never said no. They were all virgins when I got them and more beautiful than you can imagine.”It was the world’s single largest military operation in nearly 15 years.The battle for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the largest offensive in the war against Islamic State - and no doubt, the bloodiest - took a mighty three years for allied forces to remove Islamic State’s tight grip.But with freedom, comes...
  • How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a 'dirty bomb' in Mosul

    07/23/2017 2:25:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | 7/22/17 | Joby Warrick and Loveday Morris
    ocked away in a storage room on a Mosul college campus were two caches of cobalt-60, a metallic substance with lethally high levels of radiation. When contained within the heavy shielding of a radiotherapy machine, cobalt-60 is used to kill cancer cells. In terrorists' hands, it is the core ingredient of a "dirty bomb," a weapon that could be used to spread radiation and panic. Western intelligence agencies were aware of the cobalt and watched anxiously for three years for signs that the militants might try to use it. Those concerns intensified in late 2014 when Islamic State officials boasted...
  • 2017 07 23 John Haller's Prophecy Update- "Flashpoint Jerusalem"

    07/23/2017 11:54:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 12 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | John Haller
    What is happening on the Temple Mount has prophetic significance. The reborn Jewish nation will celebrate its 70th year since becoming a nation again (1948) which even on its own, sets off alarms for those who have ears to hear. Combined with the ability, just this week, of Jews to go up to, and pray upon, the Temple Mount, and a "generation that shall not pass away", we are set for some interesting and exciting times. All the end times nations are gradually gathering around Israel. It only takes a spark to set off the beginning of the ultimate world...
  • Jihadi Johns crossing over to Jihadi Janes to escape Mosul

    07/23/2017 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/17 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome to the Brave New World where girls can no longer be girls or boys, boys in a coming society where no one knows who or what they really are in a world where both politicians and popes claim there is no such thing as Islamic terrorism The progressive lib-left’s growing obsession with coddling the transgendered is giving big ideas to ISIS terrorists. The latest ‘minority’, granted sweeping special favors by uber politically correct governments, trannies are no longer just cropping up in school bathrooms and locker rooms, their props are now copied by terrorists on the run.
  • Iraqi PM Declares 'Big Victory' Over ISIS in Mosul

    07/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | July 9, 2017 | Susannah George
    (MOSUL, Iraq) — Iraq’s prime minister celebrated with troops on Sunday after they drove Islamic State militants from some of their last strongholds in Mosul, even as heavy fighting continued in a small portion of the Old City neighborhood. Iraqi state TV reported that Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to declare victory over IS in the more than eight-month old operation to drive the militants out. Al-Iraqia TV quoted al-Abadi as saying he “congratulates the fighters and the people on the big victory” in the key city, even as fighting continued in pockets. Iraq launched the operation to retake Mosul...
  • Mosul Falls: Iraqi army says Mosul victory imminent (Hours)

    07/08/2017 8:53:51 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8 July 2017 | Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli
    Earlier on Saturday, a military spokesman said the insurgents' defense lines were collapsing, state television reported. "We are seeing now the last meters (yards) and then final victory will be announced," a presenter said, citing correspondents embedded with security forces fighting in Islamic State's redoubt in the Old City by the Tigris. "It's a matter of hours," she added.
  • Facing defeat in Mosul, Islamic State mounts diversionary attack to the south

    07/07/2017 6:30:19 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2017 | Maher Chmaytelli
    Islamic State militants attacked a village south of Mosul, killing several people including two journalists, even as they were about to lose their last redoubt in the city to an Iraqi military onslaught, security sources said on Friday. The assault on Imam Gharbi village appeared to be the sort of diversionary, guerrilla-style strike tactics Islamic State is expected to focus on as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces regain control over cities IS captured in a shock 2014 offensive. Security sources said IS insurgents had infiltrated Imam Gharbi, some 70 km (44 miles) south of Mosul on the western bank of the Tigris...
  • Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations

    07/03/2017 9:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/02/2017 | By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli | MOSUL/ERBIL, IRAQ
    Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, making a doomed last stand in their former Iraqi stronghold. In fierce fighting, Iraqi army units forced the insurgents back into a shrinking rectangle no more than 300 by 500 meters beside the Tigris river, according to a map published by the military media office. Smoke covered parts of the Old City, which were rocked by air strikes and artillery salvos through the morning. The number of Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Mosul has dwindled...
  • Christian, American, Hero - Dave Eubank interview on Fox

    06/30/2017 5:04:15 PM PDT · by FBRhawk · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/29/2017 | Fox Business
  • Iraq Declares End Of ISIS Caliphate With Recapture Of Grand Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul

    06/29/2017 2:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2017 | John Sexton
    You’ve probably seen the video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announcing the creation of his caliphate in 2014. He made that announcement in an 850-year-old mosque known as the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul. Thursday, Iraqi troops recaptured the mosque, or what is left of it, and the Prime Minister declared the caliphate was over. From Reuters: “The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation marks the end of the Daesh state of falsehood,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement, referring to the hardline Sunni Mulsim group by an Arabic...
  • IS destroys Mosul mosque where Baghdadi declared 'caliphate'

    06/22/2017 8:12:44 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 22 June 2017 | MEE and agencies
    Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, called the destruction of the mosque an "official declaration of defeat" by IS. ...The explosions happened as Iraq's elite Counter Terrorism Service units, which have been battling their way through Mosul's Old City, got within 50 metres of the mosque, the statement said. ...Al-Baghdadi proclaimed himself "caliph," or ruler of all Muslims, from the pulpit of the mosque on 4 July 2014, after the group's fighters overran parts of Iraq and Syria.
  • Anger in Mosul as Islamic State Destroys Historic Mosque

    06/22/2017 12:32:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Kawa Omar and Ahmed Rasheed | MOSUL/BAGHDAD, IRAQ The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the city. "In the early morning, I climbed up to the roof of my house and was stunned to see the Hadba minaret had gone," Nashwan, a day-laborer who lives near the mosque, said by phone. "I felt I had lost a son of mine." His words echoed the shock and anger of many over the destruction of...