What the Fuck?
- I am shocked. Syrians and their Russian backers killing al-Qaeda. Do you think the Democrats and GOP might be lying to us about the Middle East???
Reports that Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns this week is further evidence of the blurring between the two countries' borders as they face an offensive by Islamic extremists.
At least 57 Iraqi civilians were killed and more than 120 others were wounded by what local officials say were Syrian warplanes that struck several border areas of Anbar province Tuesday reports CNN.
These border cities are among those under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that encompasses portions of Iraq in Syria.
Sabah Karkhout, head of Iraq's Anbar provincial council, told CNN that Tuesday's air attacks struck markets and fuel stations in areas such as Rutba, al-Walid and Al-Qaim.
ISIS Celebrates Taking Town In Diyala Province, Iraq
On the frontline with Shia's Badr Army in Iraq.
''Baghdad will fall within a month"
|ISIS Crucifying People in Syria|
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), crucified two Syrian citizens for the accusation that they have spoken against the ISIS.
Public crucifixions are mostly ceremonial these days, staged rituals that some Christian communities enact as part of their Easter observance. But the real thing may be returning to Syria. Two men were reportedly crucified in Raqqa on Tuesday, their bloody corpses displayed in the center of a town controlled by the most severe of Syria’s Islamist factions.
Among the forms of slaughter that have become commonplace in Syria’s civil war, crucifixion may be no more brutal than barrel bombs or sarin gas attacks. But the revival of an ancient form of torture is one sign of what life is like under the rule of one of Syria’s powerful Islamist factions.
See more at The Daily Beast.