ISIL members shoot and crucify Syrian

Militants of Al Qaeda splinter group, the State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have reportedly crucified a man in Raqqa in northern Syria after shooting him in the head.

Activists said the man had been accused by the radical group of theft and deliberate murder, ISIL has justified the man killing and crucifixion as implementing one of Islam principles which is ‘Kisas’ the retribution

The ISIL, mainly composed of foreign fighters, is widely considered the most radical of the groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and is also engaged in a violent struggle with rival Islamist rebels.

A video of his horrible death, filmed on a mobile phone, was posted on social network sites this week.

According to an anonymous intellegence source, the man’s body was paraded in public as a brutal reminder of what happens to those who didn’t obey the Sharia rule of law.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have taken a Christian church in the city and call into existence Islamic punishments at a Sharia court.

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Erdogan the Dictator: Life leaks of Turkish plans to start war in Syria.

Access to YouTube has been cut off in Turkey after an explosive leak of audiotapes that appeared to show ministers talking about provoking military intervention in Syria. Other social media have already been blocked ahead of tumultuous local elections.

The latest leaked audio recording, which reportedly led to the ban, appears to show top government officials discussing a potential attack on the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
The tomb is in Syrian territory, but protected by Turkish soldiers.
On the tape, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is heard to say that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sees any attack as an “opportunity” to increase Turkish presence in Syria, where it has staunchly supported the anti-Assad rebels. Security chief Hakan Fidan then goes one step further, and suggests staging a fake attack to give Turkey a casus belli to intervene in the conflict.
Turkish officials have recently vowed to protect the tomb as its “national soil.”
The Foreign Ministry in Ankara reacted to the tape by issuing a statement, calling the leak a “wretched attack” on national security. It also claims the tape was “partially manipulated.”
“These treacherous gangs are the enemies of our state and people. The perpetrators of this attack targeting the security of our state and people will be uncovered in the shortest time and will be handed over to justice to be given the heaviest penalty,” the ministry said.
A source inside the office of President Abdullah Gül, who has taken a softer line than Erdoğan over the series of government leaks, told Reuters that access to YouTube may be restored if the sensitive content is removed, even though the original video has been deleted.
Invoking national security and privacy concerns has been the government’s tactic in fighting off a stream of leaks showing top officials engaging in unsavory or downright illegal practices.

 

One step closer to victory #Yabroud

“The Syrian army on Friday entered the town of Yabrud north of Damascus from the east, and advanced along the town’s main street,” the source told AFP.
“The rebels are fleeing towards Rankus village” to the south. “If their flight continues, the capture of the city is only a matter of days.”
Earlier, state television reported Syrian army units advancing in the Yabrud area, saying they “now control its eastern approaches and northeastern boundary”.
The broadcaster said the assault had caused a “breakdown in the ranks of terrorist groups”, the government term for rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Lebanon’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah was spearheading the fight to dislodge insurgents from Yabrud.
The Britain-based monitor, which relies on civilian, medical and military sources for its information, said earlier Syrian forces “drove the rebels off the hill of Aqaba” outside the town.
“Fierce fighting is also taking place on the northern edge, between the town of Sahel and Yabrud,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
“They want to completely encircle the Yabrud rebels to dislodge them.”
The Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group Al-Nusra Front admitted “one position at Aqaba has fallen… causing brother fighters to fall back to rear bases”.
But it denied rebels were retreating, insisting that reinforcements were on the way.
The battle for Yabrud is vital for Hezbollah, which first admitted its fighters were fighting alongside Assad’s forces in spring 2013.
Hezbollah wants to sever a key rebel supply line to the Sunni town of Arsal across the border in eastern Lebanon.
It says car bombs that have been used to attack it inside Lebanon were loaded with explosives in Yabrud and then driven via Arsal to their targets.
On another front in the complex struggle pitting regime loyalists against mainstream rebels and rebels against jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL on Friday withdrew its fighters from Idlib province in the northwest and Latakia in the west, the Observatory said.
“ISIL is no longer able to defend his fighters” in these areas because of clashes with other rebel factions, it said, adding the withdrawal began a week ago.
“Rebel brigades were about to engage them,” it added.
Spurned because of its abuses of civilians and extreme interpretation of Islam, ISIL had already pulled out of several areas in the northern province of Aleppo since January.
It is now entrenched in Raqa province east of Aleppo.
The conflict between mainstream insurgents and jihadists has killed 4,000 people since January, says the Observatory, which estimates an overall death toll of more than 146,000 in three years of fighting in Syria.”

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