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Sunday, August 16, 2015

ISIS sets up capitol in Africa & 'beheads' 12 people

The ISIS terror group replaces Libyan flags at the entrance of the city
of Sirte with its own black flag.

An ISIS State Forms in Africa
Comrade Obama's unconstitutional war on Libya 
has created yet another ISIS stronghold.

(Agence France-Presse)  -  Islamic State group jihadists have beheaded 12 people and hung them on crosses during a battle for the coastal city of Sirte, the national news agency LANA reported Saturday.
The fighting for control of Sirte, hometown of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, has been raging since Tuesday, with one top Libyan diplomat warning of a "massacre" in the city.
LANA said the 12 people beheaded were local gunmen who had been battling IS in the eastern Sirte district known as "neighbourhood three".
The agency also reported that IS militants executed 22 other Sirte residents who had taken up arms against the jihadist group as they lay wounded in a city hospital.
It said the jihadists also set the hospital on fire.

Photo from another ISIS parade near in Noufaliya, 60km east of Sirte, Libya

A Sirte city council official told AFP that clashes continued to rage on Saturday.
"There is continuous fighting, especially in neighbourhood three, and the casualty toll is rising," said the unnamed official.
Libya's ambassador to France, Chibani Abuhamoud, told AFP on Friday that fighting in Sirte had left between 150 and 200 dead.
"A real massacre is taking place, and we call on the international community to intervene," the diplomat said.
The ambassador answers to Libya's internationally recognised government, which has taken refuge in the east of the country and is in a power struggle with a rival administration based in Tripoli.
Authorities in Tripoli, which was seized last year by a militia alliance known as Fajr Libya, announced on Tuesday the launch of an operation to liberate Sirte, 450 kilometres (280 miles) east of Tripoli.
Media loyal to the Tripoli authorities said warplanes were bombing armed groups linked to IS in Sirte.
The Libyan ambassador said the fighting erupted after IS assassinated earlier this week an influential imam from the powerful Al-Farjan tribe.
The jihadists have since been "massacring people, even killing people in their homes," Abuhamoud charged.
Late Friday, the Dar al-Iftaa Muslim organisation that issues religious decrees issued a statement calling on Libyans to mobilise against IS.
"All Libyans able to carry weapons must mobilise to confront this cancer which is trying to destroy our Muslim nation," said the statement.
Libya has descended into chaos since the fall of Kadhafi in 2011.
It has two parliaments and two governments vying for power and a slew of armed groups and tribes fighting for its oil wealth and cities.
IS, which already controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, has exploited the chaos in Libya, notably taking control in June of Sirte.
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ISIS' New Capitol in Africa
(Sunday Express)  -  The Mediterranean port city of Sirte, just a few hundred miles from Europe's coastline, is now the de facto base of the jihadist group’s Libyan wing.
Terror experts now fear the Islamic State in Libya – or ISL – is strengthening its hold on the region, and Sirte could soon rival Raqqa in Syria or Mosul in Iraq as a headquarters for the barbaric organisation. 
In June, ISL militants took Sirte's power plant, giving them complete control of the city.
It triggered the looting of the homes of local politicians and the grudging admittance from senior Libyan officials that the city was no longer under government control.
Since early summer the ISIS-loyal extremists have now ramped up their "state-building" efforts as they establish a full-blown city state in Sirte.
In acts that bear a chilling resemblance to the establishment of their declared 'caliphate' in Syria and Iraq, ISIS-inspired fighters have plastered the group’s black flag across the city and have erected billboards promoting their hate-filled messages.
The group took control of the city’s TV and radio station, hospital and university and ISL are now using the city's former internal security building as its command centre. 
ISL is also engaged in a propaganda war to promote life in the Sirte 'caliphate' as peaceful and prosperous.
Aaron Zelin, a research fellow on the jihadist movement from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the group had “shown off the city's landscapes, port, bustling markets, and fully stocked grocery stores” in a bid to appeal to new recruits. 
Sirte is now regarded as the centre of ISL - and of ISIS in north Africa.
Mr Zelin added: “ISL is now in the state-building stage - it aims to show residents that life is continuing and that its presence has brought normalcy and stability.”

ISIS parade in Libya

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