The latest ISIS News reveals new hits carried out in 100 new targets, following the Istanbul nightclub incident.
ISIS news: 100 Syrian targets
As per CNN, ISIS Turkish jets and tanks bombarded 100 targets in Syria. This happened hours after the group’s gunman killed 39 New Year’s Eve party-goers in an Istanbul nightclub.
Especially relevant aerial footage obtained shows warplanes using rockets to destroy ISIS hideouts near al-Bab, Tadif, and Bzagah–with 22 extremists killed and many buildings destroyed.
The video came out as Turkish authorities continued the hunt for the nightclub suspect, who reportedly arrived in a taxi before massacring revelers.
A Turkish military operation called “Euphrates Shield” launched more than four months ago to drive ISIS militants away from the border region. As a result, the forces have been surrounding the town of al-Bab in the recent weeks.
Turkish soldiers burnt alive
Meanwhile, a report came out about a video released by the Islamic State showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive. The video, showing two men in uniform being hauled from a cage before being bound and torched, were on jihadist websites, per Agence France-Presse.
ISIS said the 19-minute footage was in a declared “Aleppo Province” in northern Syria. Although its authenticity is still unverified. In Turkey, the government shut down social media to keep its citizens from viewing the video. (via Fox News)
Turkey Blocks, an Internet monitoring website, told The Associated Press it had detected the “throttling of Twitter and YouTube”. The restricted access to certain media is something affecting many users in Turkey. The Turkish government often restricts access to social media sites to suppress graphic images and other material.
The websites appeared to be back to normal on Friday. Speaking in Turkish, the executioner denounces Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and calls for “destruction to be sowed” in Turkey.
Finally, what do you think of the recent attacks that ISIS has been carrying out? How do you think allies of the attacked locations can help?