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Turkish government uses ambulances to transport weapons to terrorists in Syria: HDP

SHAFAQNA - Spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP) Ayhan Bilgen affirmed that the Turkish government, since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, has been transporting weapons via ambulances to the terrorist organizations…
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Libya, and the failure of humanitarian interventionism

SHAFAQNA - While Libya stands today free of the political demons of its past, free of the shadows of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, and the miasmas of totalitarianism, the nation has yet to find its way back to stability. If anything Libya…

Might is right – How terrorism is fast becoming a political norm

SHAFAQNA - Turkey’s latest brush with terror was yet another reminder of the uncertainty of our time. While we may claim dialogue over belligerence, it is nevertheless wars which define nations’ dynamics, thus making terror the norm, rather…

President Putin’s Syrian strategy and how Russia mastered the art of asymmetrical warfare

SHAFAQNA - The world almost literally stood still this week when Moscow confirmed it would immediately begin withdrawing from Syria! The question on everyone’s lips: What made Russia abandon its position in the ME? Put simply: nothing - or…

"ISIS is enemy of humanity and Islam", says Indian minister

SHAFAQNA - Indian Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that terror groups like ISIS are enemies of both humanity and Islam. Naqvi was in Anand district in the western Indian state of Gujarat…

Erdogan’s dealings with terror are exposed once more – Israel and Greece step up

SHAFAQNA - It was Russia back in November who first rung the alarm bell over Turkey, alleging that President Erdogan held interesting friendships and alliances with hardened Wahhabi-inspired terrorists in Turkey. While Moscow backed its claims…

"Israel prefers ISIL to Iran" says Israel Defense Minister

SHAFAQNA - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon declared on Tuesday that Tel Aviv prefers the ISIL terrorist group over Iran. Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies' (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Ya'alon sought to clarify…

Daesh militants are targeting Libya's oil fields

SHAFAQNA - Daesh militants aka ISIL attacked an oil terminal in Libya, setting ablaze at least two storage tanks near the northern town of Ras Lanuf on Thursday. In a video released later in the day the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility…

Daesh destroys Christian monestary

SHAFAQNA - In yet another gruesome display of religious intolerance and violence, Daesh aka ISIL targeted a Christian monastery in Iraq. A 1400 years architectural marvel, the monastery was mercilessly earmarked for destruction, on account Daesh…

Hostage crisis in Western Africa - ISIL links feared

SHAFAQNA - An ongoing hostage situation is being reported at a hotel in the city center of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, after at least three armed turbaned men began shooting at a hotel frequently used by Westerners and UN staff,…

Turkey blockades Syrian Kurdish areas surrounded by ISIS (RT EXCLUSIVE)

SHAFAQNA - Turkey has established a strict blockade of the Kurdish regions in Syria surrounded by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), depriving Syrian Kurds of essential supplies and shooting people trying to enter Turkey from Syria, RT’s…

ISIL claims responsibility of Jakarta bombing

SHAFAQNA - The Indonesian capital of Jakarta has been rocked by multiple explosions and gunfire that have killed several people and injured dozens more in suspected suicide attacks reportedly carried out by Islamic State militants. At about…

ISIL targets Turkey - Backlash says political analyst

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Erdogan confirmed this morning that the bomb attack in Istanbul this January 12, 2016 was carried out and commandeered by ISIL militants. Marwa Osman, a prominent political analyst told RT in an interview…

Top ISIS commander reported killed in Iraqi airstrike

SHAFAQNA - The second top deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and chief of staff of Islamic State’s Military Council was killed in an airstrike, the Iraqi Air Force has claimed. The airstrike allegedly took place in western…

Despicable violence: ISIL militant executes own mother over claims of apostasy

SHAFAQNA - In a shocking low even by the standards of ISIL, a militant has publicly executed his own mother after accusing her of apostasy. The activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) said 20-year-old jihadi Ali Saqr al-Qasem…

Attack in Egypt leaves tourists dead, others wounded

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SHAFAQNA - Gunmen have opened fire at the entrance to a hotel in the Egyptian city of Hurghada, before attacking and injuring three tourists with knives, security sources have said. Two assailants with knives wounded three tourists, including…

'Convert or die': Yazidi refugees speak of ISIS assaults (RT EXCLUSIVE)

SHAFAQNA - The ethnically-Kurdish Yazidi minority in Iraq is on the run from Islamic State in Syria, which continues to systematically hunt down and enslave them. RT’s Murad Gazdiev made the perilous journey to Nowrooz camp in Syria to hear…

Terror profiteering: Turkey’s little house of horrors

SHAFAQNA - If Turkey’s links to terror have been splashed over the headlines of late, underscoring Ankara’s shady dealings with Wahhabi-inspired radicals across the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), little still has been written,…

Syrian deputy FM: ISIS acts similar to Saudi regime’s

SHAFAQNA - Syrian deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Dr. Fayssal Mikdad said Syria rejects taking part in any illusive religious or sectarian coalitions under the pretext of fighting terrorism. In an interview with the Russian Novosti…

ISIS is using IP addresses the UK sold to Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - IP addresses being used by ISIS and traced by teenage computer hackers back to the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions are likely to be among those sold to Saudi Arabian telecoms companies this year, the British government has…

#Daeshbags - Anonymous declare December 11 ISIL trolling day

SHAFAQNA - Anonymous is about to deploy a new strategy against the Islamic State group — trolling them. The "hactivist" collective has reportedly declared Friday, December 11 "ISIS Trolling Day." In a message posted online, Anonymous…

Baghdad and Ankara at locker-head over war on terror

SHAFAQNA - Turkey has said it will not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in northern Iraq, despite being ordered by Baghdad to do so within 48 hours. The arrival of such a large and heavily armed Turkish contingent…

Media Link’s Director: Takfiris, Israel Two Sides of Same Coin - Interview

SHAFAQNA - “I believe that the main issue is through classifying them (the terrorist groups operating in the Middle East). What I believe is that they are proposed Islamic wing in the Zionist movement,” Douba told Tasnim in an exclusive…