Iraq: Calgary man, ex-Somalia PM`s nephew, fighting for Islamic State killed
After the IS killed some eighty of the minority group Yazidi, US warplanes conducted air strikes against the militant targets near Irbil and the largest dam in Mosul, to help Kurdish forces retake it.
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The Calgarian was earlier seen in a video, burning his Canadian passport and threatening to destroy Iraq`s oppressors, added the report.
The joint operation by the US and Kurds, to retake the crucial dam that provides electricity to northern Iraq, is underway from 05:00 local time (03:00 GMT), the report added.
The IS called some teachers and headmasters of the primary and secondary schools for a meeting in order to “prepare an Islamic curriculum to be taught on the schools of Al Raqqa City and its countryside”, the SOHR wrote on its Facebook page.
My heart bleeds especially when I think of the children in Iraq. May Mary, Our Mother, protect them.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) August 15, 2014
The Islamic State, earlier known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has captured huge swathes of territories across northern Iraq and Syria and established a Caliphate across the occupied parts. Even as the US got involved in the situation in Iraq on August 7, deciding to launch strikes against the Islamic State, the Sunni extremists continue their barbarism, executing dozens of minorities and abducting women and children.
In the early part of this month, the militants took over the town of Sinjar, forcing the civilians including Christians, Yazidis and Kurds to flee to the mountains, sparking a humanitarian crisis.
Sinjar is the ancient home of the Yazidis, one of the towns captured by the Sunni militants who view the community as "devil worshipers" and tell them to convert to Islam or face death.