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11 March 2015

Antiquities ministry reiterates calls for international community to intervene after reports of new attack on ancient city of Dur Sharrukin

‘We have warned previously and warn now that these gangs with their sick, takfiri ideology will continue to destroy and steal artefacts as long as there is no strong deterrent, and we still await a strong international stand to stop the crimes of Daesh that are targeting the memory of humanity,’ the Iraqi antiquities ministry stated, referring to the militant group by its Arabic acronym. (more…)

Source: The Guardian | Isis attacks on ancient sites erasing history of humanity, says Iraq

2 March 2015

UNSC: common effort amongst governments and institutions needed to counter ISIL

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the ‘ongoing barbaric terrorist acts’ committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and reaffirmed its determination in defeating the extremist group. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Security Council strongly deplores ISIL's 'barbarism,' says resolve stiffened to defeat group

25 February 2015

Obama calls on the international community to help fight extremist ideologies

On Wednesday 18 February, President Obama called on over 60 states to join the ideological fight against violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The President stated that this was a “generational challenge” which would require governments, communities, religious leaders and educators to come together and “amplify the voices of peace and tolerance and inclusion”, particularly online. White House officials noted that the Presidents “call to arms” signaled a desire to take a leading role in gathering an international coalition to push back against the ideologies of ISIS. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | Obama Urges Global United Front Against Extremist Groups Like ISIS

15 February 2015

UN Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL

Urging global cooperation ‘to impair, isolate and incapacitate’ terrorist threats, the UN Security Council approved measures targeting sources of funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), condemning those buying oil from the groups, banning all trade in looted antiquities from Iraq and Syria, and calling on states to end ransom payments. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL

7 October 2014

Data shows ISIS’ Ammunition as originating from no less than 21 countries, including U.S. and China

An analysis conducted by Conflict Armament Research, a London-based organisation that is collecting evidence of weaponry used by the Islamic State, has recently uncovered 21 nations as sources of ISIS’s ammunition- with more than 80 percent of the ammunition having been manufactured in the USA, China, the Former Soviet Union, post-Soviet Russia and Serbia. A small sample of cartridges, including ammunition manufactured as recently as 2013, was found to be of Iranian origins. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | ISIS’ Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in U.S. and China

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