HIT, Iraq – More proof of the barbarity of Islamic State, or ISIS. Photos have appeared on ISIS Twitter accounts, said to be of executed Iraqi men in the city of Hit.
All of them are members of one family, and all had joined an anti-ISIS fighting force in western Ambar Province, an ISIS stronghold.
In northern Syria, Iraqi Kurds have finally reached Kobani. They are the first of a larger Peshmerga group sent to help Syrian Kurds fighting street to street and house to house to hold on to Kobani.
Now, more reports that ISIS is selling women and girls, and raping girls as young as 11.
"They have two main aims,” says Nazand Begikhani , an advisor to Kurdistan Regional Government. “First to recruit youngsters, by giving them these young girls and women. And secondly to humiliate and expose these women into slavery and systematic rape."
And if a video that turned up in Australia ends up being true, then Aussie ISIS supporters are willing to use their children as fighters.
This video shows kids as young as six urging violence against the west, and calling for Australia to become a caliphate under Islamic sharia law.
If you wonder what kind of people would do this, it’s probably the same kind of people who would use social media to post their gruesome crimes of war.