CNN Exclusive: The Islamist radical group ISIS is so brutal that even al Qaeda keeps its distance. Now, a month after ISIS was driven out of the Syrian town of Addana, CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the bloodshed and grief the group left behind.
ISIS arrived in Addana about a year ago, initially welcomed in the conservative town by Islamist fighters. But within a few months, ISIS had entrenched itself and begun exerting its harsh order through what one fighter calls "Terrorism and punishment."
Residents show Damon where ISIS members carried out executions, leaving bodies to rot for all to see.
At a former ISIS prison, bullet holes riddle the walls. Most of them are at the same level -- the average height of a man. "Those are mostly from the executions," Says Abu Jamal, another fighter. Ref. CNN
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Iraq: 20 ISIS gunmen killed in Fallujah:
About (20) gunmen affiliated to what is so called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were killed in Fallujah city of Anbar province.The Ministry of Interior declared in a statement received by IraqiNews.com Ref. Source 8
ISIS Begins Imposing Poll Tax On Christians In Mosul
The High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq has confirmed that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has begun imposing the jizya or poll tax on Christians in Mosul, according to the Assyrian International News Agency.
Isis leader calls on Muslims to 'build Islamic state':
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to immigrate to the "Islamic State", saying it was a duty. He made a "Special call" For judges, doctors, engineers and people with military and administrative expertise. Ref. Source 3
Isis threaten to plant bombs at 'every American embassy':
One ISIS post said: "If America attacks Iraq every American embassy in the world will be exposed and attacked with car bombs." Another vowed: "If the United States bomb Iraq, every American citizen is a legitimate target." Ref. Source 1
ISIS - NOT HAMAS - Claims Credit for Attacks Against Israel:
A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (Formerly known as ISIL) [or "ISIS"] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians. Ref. Source 3
A pause from ISIS ISIL to share a message from past years:
Today is: 19th March (GMT), in history on the 19th of March, 1866 AD the following death happened:
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