Video Appears To Show Islamic State Militants Stoning A Woman To Death

Video Appears To Show Islamic State Militants Stoning A Woman To Death

ISTANBUL — A gruesome video being circulated online by Syrian activists appears to show extremists from the hardline Islamic State group stoning a woman to death in Syria’s western countryside of Hama.

In the video, a veiled woman accused of adultery begs her father for forgiveness, but he refuses. Before being tied up with a rope and led to a grave-like hole in the ground, the woman is asked if…

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Pakistani Taliban sack spokesman after he pledged allegiance to ISIS

Pakistani Taliban sack spokesman after he pledged allegiance to ISIS

Taliban leadership said Shahidullah Shahid no longer worked for them

It comes after he last week released statement pledging allegiance to IS

Taliban reaffirm their support for Mullah Omar in their own statement 

By Damien Gayle for MailOnline and Reuters

Published: 10:11 EST, 21 October 2014 | Updated: 11:01 EST, 21 October 2014 

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Channel 4 develops Peter Kosminsky drama on Islamic State

Channel 4 develops Peter Kosminsky drama on Islamic State

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Channel 4’s Peter Kosminsky drama will focus on British recruits to Islamic State, Photograph: Stringer/Reuters Channel 4’s Peter Kosminsky drama will focus on British recruits to Islamic State, Photograph: Stringer/Reuters Channel 4 is developing a new drama about British Muslims signing up to fight for Islamic State.

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Activists: Islamic State fighters seize US weapons cache meant for Kurds

Activists: Islamic State fighters seize US weapons cache meant for Kurds

This frame grab from undated video uploaded by militants shows an Islamic State group militant looking through some items from a seized cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces. The weapons were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in the Syrian town of Kobani, near the border with Turkey, activists said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The video appeared…

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Islamic State video ‘shows father helping militants stone daughter to death for adultery’

Islamic State video ‘shows father helping militants stone daughter to death for adultery’

The Islamic State flag is held aloft by a fighter in Syria. Credit: Reuters A new Islamic State video shows a father helping IS members stone his daughter to death for adultery, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights .

The woman was executed in Hama province in an area controlled by IS, the Observatory said.

A bearded fighter is shown passing down the sentence in the…

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The Islamic State’s Stoning Video

The Islamic State’s Stoning Video

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A veiled woman listens to a heavily bearded fanatic. Standing alongside him is an elderly man. In the background, another masked man shuffles casually, as if he’s waiting for a bus. Other armed men lurk all around. Watching. Waiting.

Welcome to the Islamic State’s latest offering to humanity: the videoed stoning of a young woman.

The video begins with the bearded fanatic, the…

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Parents reported $2,000 missing as teens headed to join Islamic State

Parents reported $2,000 missing as teens headed to join Islamic State

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Posted:   10/21/2014 01:25:07 PM MDT 75 Comments | Updated:   31 min. ago An apartment building in Arapahoe County, believed to be home to one of three teen girls who were stopped at an airport in Germany, in route to Syria to join the Islamic State. (Brent Lewis, The Denver Post) PM denies Islamic State group presence in Algeria

Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links

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U.S. accidentally delivered weapons to the Islamic State by airdrop, militants say

U.S. accidentally delivered weapons to the Islamic State by airdrop, militants say

This post has been updated with additional reporting.

Islamic State says U.S. supplies accidentally airdropped to fighters (1:56)

Video posted by the Islamic State on Oct. 21, 2014, purports to show fighters with ammunition and military equipment intended for Kurdish fighters near Kobane, Syria. (SITE Intelligence Group)

The Islamic State has released a new video in which it brags that it…

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Islamic State Update: ISIS Militants Spread To Lebanon, Eye Tripoli

Islamic State Update: ISIS Militants Spread To Lebanon, Eye Tripoli

A Lebanese army soldier flashes a victory sign while riding a tank during an advance on the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Aug. 6, 2014. Reuters/Hassan Abdallah As Islamic State militants continue to advance in Iraq and maintain their grip over much of Syria, support for the extremist group is spreading in Lebanon. The militant group also known as ISIS is finding…

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Pope to visit Turkey as region’s Christians flee Islamic State persecution

Pope to visit Turkey as region’s Christians flee Islamic State persecution

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and in Iraq.

During his three-day visit, the pope will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. He will…

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