Seven is suspects held in Russia
#Cosmoread: The Russaian Federal security service (FSB) Monday said it has detained seven people suspected of being involved with the Islamic state (IS) terrorist group and plotting terrorist attacks in Russia’s major cities. The suspects, detained Sunday in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg, included citizens of Russia and central asian countries, Xinhua quated a FSB statement as saying. They were led by an IS member from turkey.
The intelligence agency said a laboratory was found at their residence, along with components for improvised explosive devices and extremist literature.
, ST. Petersburg and the Sverdlovsk region of the Ural mountains, the FSB said. It also confimed that the suspected terrorists planned to flee to Syria after their plotted attacks, and join IS ranks in the war-torn country. An investigation was underway to establish their criminal contacts. Russia has strengthened security and anti-terror measures in major cities and several regions, as the IS threatened retaliation for Russia’s air strike mission in Syria, which began in September 2015.
Jihadi John’s ‘Beatles’ gang busted :-
British accomplices of slain Islamic state (IS) terrorist executioner “jihadi john” were unmasked Monday as Londoners who formed part of a so-called “Beatles” terror gang. Mohammed Emwazi became known as “John” in reference to John lennon, lead singer of the iconic british rock group, due to his English accent. Emwazi was killed in a US drone strike in Raqqa, Syria, last Novermber following his masked appearance in gruesome propaganda videos showing him executing hostages with a knife. It has now emerged that two of his gang members with English accents were give
n the nickname of “Paul” and “Ringo”, a reference to other Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
IS executes over 300 in Mosul :-
Islamic state (IS) extremist militants executed over 300 people over the past few days in the IS-held city of Mosul in Iraq, a Kurdish security source said. “All those executed were ex-police, ex-army members and civilian activists accused by Daesh (IS group) of collaborating with thw Iraqi security forces, “ Xinhua quoted the sources as saying Sunday. The source did not specify when the executions took place. The mass executions proved that Daesh militants have real fears from Mosul residents who are against the group’s extremist Islam, “he said. Meanwhile, thousands of detainees, including women and children as young as seven, have been executed or tortured to death by all sides of the warring parties in Syria, amounting to war crimes, a UN probe report said Monday.