Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:53:37 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a pair of "black boxes" to...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:53:28 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Israel's main airport despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban as he continues to push a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.More >>
Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:23:55 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state flew into Israel to press top-gear efforts for a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657...More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:06:03 GMT
On Tuesday, a public hearing was held about the controversial TANF drug testing law. Implementation of this law has been delayed. Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had sinceMore >>
Many who attended the hearing expressed concerns that they've had about the TANF drug testing law since the legislative session.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:48:33 GMT
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died. Joseph Barnett's attorney, Katie Dickerson, confirmed that Barnett died at a Jackson hospital around 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. BarnettMore >>
A Wayne county businessman that was wanted by authorities has died.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:54:03 GMT
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the narcotics unit has conductedMore >>
The Lamar County Sheriff's Department narcotics unit has made nearly a dozen arrests during a month long investigation. More >>
BAGHDAD (CNN) - New evidence is surfacing that shows the brutal tactics ISIS is using to recruit new members.
Within a week of taking over Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, ISIS began distributing flash drives and DVDs on the streets and after prayers at the mosques. They are short clips with no narration.
In one video they are distributing the woman’s voice says, to intimidate people, a man’s hand is seen hacked off.
Other distributed videos show executions. But despite the horror, ISIS continues to gather recruits, capitalizing on desperation and anger.
"My concern is just to protect Mosul. My family suffered a lot of because of the security vacuum from the central government," a young man and ISIS fighter from Mosul says.
Believing that ISIS can save his city from what he perceives as being the Iraq’s sectarian army, ISIS has also been reaching out to former al-Qaida members some who broke ties with the organization. ISIS is trying to lure them back in.
And other individuals who have specific skills are sought through a campaign of threats and intimidation
Ayman, who was reached via Skype in Turkey, was a media activist in Aleppo when ISIS approached him in December.
"The group leader came to us and asked us to join them for their media office,” he said. "They were trying to get professional people to work with them."
He refused twice, and then was briefly kidnapped and was lucky enough to be released with a warning never to return.
He answers as to why so many people are joining the brutal group.
"They were finding or creating the revenge way. If you join us you can revenge for your beloved people,” he said.
On an international scale, their campaign is even more formidable with slick videos specifically geared toward western extremists.
"So the Islamic State, because of it, is a lot more appealing ideologically and logistically. Politically it's a lot more powerful than it ever has, than it ever was before. And because of that it is more attractive to people. People want to go and fight for something that is successful. And Twitter and Facebook and Instagram, they all give the, the idea that it is very successful," said Charlie Cooper, an analyst with the The Quillam Foundation.
Its success for now cemented and arguably creating an unparalleled magnet for western jihadis centering around ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
"They're really channeling the power that a cult of personality can have. This Islamic State is, is now where people are being decapitated and crucified and having their hands cut off for, for crimes. This is a utopia for certain extremists," Cooper said.
And an unbearable nightmare for Syrians and Iraqis living under their rule.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:02:11 GMT
Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.More >>
Iraq's parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:41:21 GMT
A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint at the entrance to Baghdad's Khazimiyah district killing 21 people, including seven policemen manning the post.More >>
A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:30:55 GMT
Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what...More >>
Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did...More >>
Monday, July 21 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 09:29:51 GMT
Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.More >>
Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of...More >>
Sunday, July 20 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:40:03 GMT
The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks Saturday that left at least 27 people dead.More >>
Iraq's prime minister on Sunday condemned the Islamic State extremist group's actions targeting Christians in territory it controls, saying they reveal the threat the jihadists pose to the minority community's...More >>
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