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Top ISIS executioner shot dead in ambush
of the Islamic State’s chief executioners — who beheaded more than 100
people with a long ceremonial sword — was shot to death during an ambush
in Iraq, according to published reports. Abu Sayyaf, infamous for his
beefy physique and pitch-black clothing that covered him from head to
toe, was gunned down Sunday by several shooters who rode up to him in a
car near Mosul, ARA News reported. The gunmen then sped away. Sayyaf’s
executions were infamously videotaped as part of ISIS’s propaganda
campaign and posted online to attract new recruits. “He was killed along
with another militant who was accompanying him during the attack,”
local media activist Abdullah al-Mallah told ARA News.“The ISIS-led
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Isis chief executioner Abu Sayyaf 'shot dead' in Mosul
notorious Islamic State (Isis) executioner, Abu Sayyaf, who beheaded
hundreds of people, was reportedly shot dead by unidentified gunmen in
northwestern Iraq's Nineveh province on Sunday (29 January). A militant
group based in the Philippines is also called Abu Sayyaf and is known
for abductions and beheadings of its hostages. "Abu Sayyaf was one of
the scariest executioners in Nineveh... He was a reflection of the
brutality of this terrorist group," Muhammad Yawar, an Iraqi journalist,
said confirming the executioner's death.
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US says female Al-Qaeda combatants killed in Yemen raid
special forces who led a rare ground assault against Al-Qaeda in Yemen
over the weekend killed women fighting alongside male troops, the
Defense Department said Monday. "There were a lot of female combatants"
in Sunday's battle, said Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis. The US special
forces mounted the raid in the Yakla region of Baida province against
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which Washington views as the
global terror network's most dangerous branch.
Photos of the day - January 30, 2017
group of migrants, left, gather around a fire to warm themselves in an
abandoned warehouse in Belgrade, Serbia; Iris Mittenaere of France blows
kisses to the crowd after being proclaimed the Miss Universe 2016 in
coronation; and a rickshaw driver looks out the windshield as he drives
onto the highway in Mardan, Pakistan. These are some of the photos of
the day. (AP/Getty/Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and
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To Get Story, Somali Journalists Risk Bullets and Bombs
Wednesday, January 25, events in Mogadishu showed again why the Somali
capital might be the most dangerous city in the world for journalists.
Reporters had rushed to the Dayah Hotel after al-Shabab militants
detonated a truck bomb at the hotel's main gate and then stormed the
premises, exchanging gunfire with security guards. The entire façade of
the five-story hotel had been ripped away, and bodies littered the
street. The reporters were interviewing rescue workers and surveying the
damage when a second vehicle bomb went off, 15 minutes after the first.
Seven journalists suffered shrapnel wounds. One, a reporter for French
news agency AFP, was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening