INFORMATION:

 


  • The battle for Raqqa – in pictures - 14 August 2017
    "The final phase of the campaign to reclaim Islamic State’s de facto capital was launched two months ago by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a confederation dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Arab auxiliary militia – and backed by a US-led coalition."

    (theguardian.com)


 

 

 

  • Inside Isil's new stronghold in Libya: 'Isil beheaded my friend for witchcraft' - 18 January 2016
    "Residents of Islamic State's new 'caliphate' in Libya describe their terror of 'sorcery' trials."
    (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Isis fighters abduct up to 400 civilians in major attack on Deir ez-Zor - 17 January 2016
    "UK-based monitoring groups says at least 135 people dead and abducted are all Sunnis and include women and children."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Terror Attacks Expand Worldwide - Text + Audio - 17 January 2016
    "Terror attacks across the globe last week showed the growing reach of terrorist groups.
    The attacks occurred in Indonesia, Turkey, Cameroon, Pakistan and other countries. "

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Series of Explosions Spread Terror in Jakarta - Text + Audio - 14 January 2016
    "At least seven people were killed and 20 wounded in an attack in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta.
    The dead include a Canadian and an Indonesian. Officials said all five attackers were also killed."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Jakarta attacks: Bombs and gunfire rock Indonesian capital - Article + Photos + Videos - 14 January 2016
    "A series of explosions has rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, with gun battles on the streets."

    (BBC)
  • Turkey Claims It Has Killed 200 IS Fighters - Text + Audio - 14 January 2016
    "Prime minister says Turkish forces have attacked 500 terrorist targets along its border with Syria.
    The attacks were an answer to a suicide bombing this week in Istanbul that killed 10 German travelers."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Fighter Executes His Mother in Syrian Town Square - Text + Audio - 9 January 2016
    "A 20-year-old Islamic State fighter executed his mother in front of hundreds in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said she had asked her son to leave the militant group and flee the city with her.
    He shot his mother in a central square as others watched."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel - 9 January 2016
    "Three foreign tourists have been stabbed by two suspected Islamic State militants
    who stormed into a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada."

    (BBC)
  • Philadelphia police officer ambushed 'in the name of Islam' - Article + Photos + Video - 9 January 2016
    "A man who shot and wounded a policeman at point blank range as he sat in his patrol car was inspired by Islamic State militants, police said."

    (BBC)
  • Syria: A month of air strikes - VIDEO - 8 January 2016
    "The UK joined an international coalition carrying out air strikes on so-called Islamic State militants in Syria in early December 2015.
    Russia, meanwhile, continued its own campaign, mainly targeting rebel-held regions.
    This is what one month of foreign air strikes on Syria looks like."

    (BBC)
  • US police shot at 'in name of Islam' - VIDEO - 8 January 2016
    This video contains some disturbing images.
    (BBC)
  • Shooter of Police Officer Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State - Text + Audio - 8 January 2016
    "Dramatic images emerged from the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer on Thursday night. The wounded officer chased the shooter.
    He will require several surgeries to repair the damage left by the gunshots."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • White House unveils measures to counter IS propaganda - 8 January 2016
    "The White House has introduced new initiatives to combat recruitment of Americans to extremist groups like the so-called Islamic State."

    (BBC)
  • Islamic State group claims Libya police bomb attack - 8 January 2016
    "The Islamic State group (IS) says it was behind a bomb attack which targeted a police training centre in Libya on Thursday,
    killing at least 65 people."

    (BBC)
  • US-led airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq – interactive - 8 January 2015
    "The coalition’s air campaign has targeted Isis in both countries since late summer 2014."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Libya truck bomb targets police recruits in Zliten - 7 January 2016
    "At least 47 people have been killed by a truck bomb targeting a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten, reports say."

    (BBC)
  • Russia attack: IS claims shooting in Dagestan - 31 December 2015
    "The so-called Islamic State has said it carried out a gun attack in Dagestan, southern Russia, that left one person dead and 11 injured."

    (BBC)
  • Why Isis fights - Article + Photos
    "Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising
    – and transformed the Middle East."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Archbishop gives warning over IS threat to Christianity - Article + Photos + Videos - 25 December 2015
    "Christianity faces "elimination" in the Middle East, the region where it began,
    the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned in his Christmas Day sermon."

    (BBC)
  • Belgium Syria: How a Belgian teenager was lured to jihad - Article + Photos + Video - 24 December 2015
    (BBC)
  • How 70,000 Muslim Clerics Are Standing Up To Terrorism Article + Video - 11 December 2015
    "Religious leaders are emphasizing that they don't consider terrorists to be true Muslims."

    (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Islamic State Looks for Oil, Recruits in Africa - Text + Audio - 18 December 2015
    "The United States says it is concerned about the Islamic State group attracting recruits and acquiring resources in North Africa. Oil refineries and transport trucks are targets, and oil prices are down by about half since 2014. One U.S. official says IS is “looking at the oil assets in Libya"."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Why Taliban special forces are fighting Islamic State - Article + Photos - 18 December 2015
    "The Afghan Taliban say they have unleashed "special forces" in an increasingly bloody battle with fighters from the rival, so-called Islamic State (IS) group. The Taliban's dominance and monopoly on insurgency in a region home to numerous local and foreign militant groups is being challenged by IS, which has been gaining some support. Who's winning the war of the militants?"

    (BBC)
  • Saudi Arabia announces 34-country Islamic coalition to fight terrorism - 15 December 2015
    "US has frequently called on Gulf states to do more against Isil but it remains to be seen whether new coalition will attack targets in Syria and Iraq."
    + FAQ: Islamic State (Isil)

    (telegraph.co.uk)
  • ISIL STRATEGY - Article + Video
    The U.S. Strategy To Defeat ISIL and Combat the Terrorist Threat

    Who We’re Fighting / What we're doing / More to do
    (whitehouse.gov)

 

 

 

OPINIONS:

 

SPYING / HACKING:

 

 

LISTENING:

  • World Condemns Egypt Church Bombings - Text + Audio - 10 April 2017
    "The day after at least 45 people were killed in terrorist attacks, Egyptian Christians were burying their dead. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. And a state of emergency into effect because of fears of more violence."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Expanding Schools in Eastern Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 8 December 2016
    "Officials say Islamic State is trying to influence children though militant training in schools."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS conflict: How is it getting hold of weapons from the West? - Article + Pictures + Video - 21 November 2016
    "Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq - but how are they getting there?"

    (BBC)
  • Islamic State Fighters Leaving Iraqi Communities in Ruins - Text + Audio - 5 September 2016
    "As the group is forced out of cities and towns it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, it causes major damage to local economies and residents."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • 1400 UTC Newscast in English - Text + Audio - 26 July 2016
    "The Islamic State group said Tuesday that two assailants who stormed a church in France and killed an elderly priest were its "soldiers,"
    according to an IS-linked news agency report. The claim just came hours after the attack in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Mostly Ineffective, But Threat Is Rising in SE Asia - Text + Audio - 24 July 2016
    "Terrorism experts say IS followers in Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern Philippines could become more dangerous with better training and leadership. The terrorist group is trying to become stronger in Southeast Asia as it loses control of large parts of Iraq and Syria."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Gains 'Symbolic Victories' - Text + Audio + Photos - 12 July 2016
    "Recent attacks are called a reminder that the terrorist group still has the “intent and capability to direct, support and inspire acts of violence.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Defense Secretary: More Troops to Go to Iraq - Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
    "American Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the US will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq to help prepare for the fight for Mosul.
    The Islamic State militant group currently holds the city. However, Iraqi forces recently recaptured an airbase nearby."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Government Using Social Media to Determine Terror Threats - Text + Audio - 29 June 2016
    "The United States government is increasingly using social media to investigate people who may represent a security threat to the country.  
    The latest example comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection office."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Turkey Attack Points to Growing Problem of Terrorism - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 June 2016
    "The suicide attack in Istanbul that killed at least 41 people is the latest in a series of deadly terrorism strikes to hit Turkey. More than 200 were injured. The increasing terror attacks in Turkey have led to growing uncertainty about the country’s economy and national security."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Iraq Declares Fallujah Free of Islamic State - Text + Audio + Photos - 27 June 2016
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Said to Be Shooting Civilians Who Flee Fallujah - Text + Audio - 6 June 2016
    "Islamist extremists are reported to be shooting Iraqi civilians as they try to flee Fallujah, a rights group says.
    The reports came from families that spoke to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
    Civilians are being targeted as they flee fighting between IS militants and Iraqi government forces."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Civilian Deaths Rise in Battle for Fallujah - Text + Audio - 31 May 2016
    "Civilians have been killed in heavy shelling or buried alive under the wreckage of their homes, according to reports received by the United Nations
    refugee agency, or UNHCR. There are also reports of several hundred families being used as human shields by Islamic State militants."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Airstrikes Hit Islamic State in Raqqa - Text + Audio - 25 May 2016
    "U.S.-led coalition planes launched intense airstrikes Tuesday against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria.
    A British-based monitoring group reported on the airstrikes.
    The group said the attacks mostly targeted IS defensive positions on the outskirts of Raqqa."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Bombings in Syrian Coast Cities Kill More Than 100 - Text + Audio - 23 May 2016
    "Bombs exploded in two cities along Syria’s coast on Monday. The explosions killed at least 100 people and wounded many others.
    Suicide attackers were responsible for at least two of the seven bombings.
    A news agency linked to the Islamic State militant group credited the militants with the attack."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Delivers More Deadly Bombings in Iraq - Text + Audio - 17 May 2016
    "The self-declared Islamic State group has increasingly used bombings to attack targets in Iraq. On Tuesday, at least 68 people were killed in a series of explosions at markets across Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi officials say IS is carrying out bigger bombings after suffering losses on the battlefield."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Obama Sending More US Forces to Syria - Text + Audio - 25 April 2016
    "U.S. President Barack Obama announced Monday 250 American soldiers are being sent to Syria to help train and plan fights against the Islamic State.
    The deployment takes place following more troops being sent to Iraq."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Iraqi Refugees From IS Share Their Stories - Text + Audio - 18 April 2016
    "The group known as the Islamic State have forced millions of people to flee the places they called home.
    But some people did not leave right away.
    They lived under the strict rule of the militants for several years before the situation became too difficult for them. Now they share their stories."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Suffers More Setbacks in Syria - Text + Audio + Photos - 7 April 2016
    "Islamic State fighting units have been met by a string of defeats in Syria by a number of enemies.
    Troops loyal and against the Syrian regime are both eliminating IS strongholds."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Why Do Women Join Islamic State? - Text + Audio - 5 April 2016
    "A young Mississippi woman has admitted to trying to help the Islamic State. The U.S. FBI released her social media postings.
    They show both her excitement and fear of going to Syria. She thought she was writing with IS recruiters, but it was two FBI agents, instead. "

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Kurds: IS Recruits Children For Suicide Attacks - Text + Audio - 25 March 2016
    "A Kurdish commander fighting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq says the terror group recruits children as young as eight to carry out suicide attacks.
    Experts say the children likely belong to families captured by IS."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Anti-IS Forces Launch Attacks in Iraq and Syria - Text + Audio - 24 March 2016
    "Iraqi forces launched an attack in Mosul and Syrian troops entered Palmyra in a region-wide offensive against the Islamic State militant group.
    The troops moved in from two directions. Sunni Arab forces joined in the battle."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Holds Iraqi Village Hostage - Text + Audio - 22 March 2016
    "Islamic State (IS) militants have controlled the small Iraqi village of Bashir for two years.
    Iraqi officials say IS is using the village to mount attacks on nearby towns.
    That includes a recent chemical attack, according to an Iraqi civil defense official."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Terrorists Lose Large Areas of Syria, Iraq - Text + Audio - 20 March 2016
    "Increased military pressure against the group has caused it to lose 22 percent of its territory in the two countries in the past 15 months.
    About half of the loss has happened since the beginning of this year."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Holds IS Fighter Who Was Key to Chemical Weapons - Text + Audio - 13 March 2016
    "A key person tied to the Islamic State chemical weapons program has been captured, according to U.S. military officials.
    He was not identified. New gas attacks by the terror group were reported in Iraq Wednesday."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • VOA English Newscast 1500 UTC February 19, 2016 - Text + Audio
    "U.S. warplanes have carried out airstrikes on an Islamic State training camp in western Libya near the country's border with Tunisia,
    this according to U.S. officials. Local officials have said at least 40 people were killed."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Islamic State Widow Shames IS Leaders - text + Audio - 7 February 2016
    "Public criticism of Islamic State leaders is rare. Critics face severe punishment, including beatings, torture and execution.
    But in an online letter, the wife of a dead Islamic State fighter has voiced rare criticism of the terror group’s leaders.
    She complained about their treatment of widows."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Documents Show Islamic State Seeks Power, Control - Text + Audio - 27 January 2016
    "Papers collected from the Islamic State terror group show the militants’ dark world.
    The documents show how IS militants act -- anxious, obsessed, harsh and horrible.
    And they show how important control of Internet access is to their cause."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Video Honors Paris Terrorists - Text + Audio - 25 January 2016
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Nearly 19,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in Two Years - Text + Audio - 23 January 2016
    "The United Nations says that nearly 19,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the fighting with Islamic State militants in the past two years.
    In addition to the 18,800 civilians deaths, the United Nations report says another 36,000 were wounded between January 2014 and October 2015."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Releases Execution Video of British ‘Spies’ - Text + Audio - 5 January 2016
    "Islamic State terrorists say they shot five men in the head. They accused the men of spying in Syria for Britain.
    One of the gunmen said the execution was “a message to David Cameron” - the British prime minister.
    Cameron has ordered an increase in attacks on militants in Iraq and Syria."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Victories Noted in Fight Against Islamic State Group - Text + Audio - 3 January 2015
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Fatwa Explains IS Rules About Sex Slaves - Text + Audio - 3 January 2015
    "A recently translated document details the Islamic State’s rules for treating female sex slaves. Women are held in warehouses, inspected like livestock and transported in fleets of buses. All sales are documented by IS-run Islamic courts."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Iraqi Forces Secure Ramadi After Ousting IS - Text + Audio - 28 December 2015
    "Iraqi military officials said they took back Ramadi from Islamic State militants. They searched for explosives in the streets left by the jihadists.
    The Iraqi military effort was backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Afghan Journalists: Voice of Former Co-Worker on IS Radio - Text + Audio - 26 December 2015
    "Sultan Aziz Ezam worked at radio stations in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province for nearly 10 years.
    Ezam’s former coworkers said he used to report on land issues for radio stations in the area.
    Now, they say he is issuing death threats from the Islamic State's broadcast."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • UN Security Council Votes to Restrict IS Funding - Text + Audio - 19 December 2015
    "Finance ministers of the 15-nation group approve new measures Thursday to limit the flow of money to the militant group."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Turkey Strengthens Border with Syria - Text + Audio - 19 December 2015
    "But some experts say they are not sure if the country will make strong moves against the Islamic State terrorist group, which controls some areas of Syria next to Turkey. Observers say some of its Western allies are not sure if Turkey is part of the problem or part of the solution."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Saudi Arabia Announces New Islamic Military Alliance - Text + Audio - 15 December 2015
    "The countries that have joined the alliance include Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
    The four are also part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been launching airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State terrorist group.
    Iraq, Iran, Oman and Syria are not in the new group."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Yemen Official Killed in Islamic State Car Bombing - Text + Audio - 8 December 2015
    "Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terrorist car bomb attack that killed Governor Jaafar Mohammed Saad and six of his aides in Aden, Yemen. Islamic State has increased its attacks in Yemen since the outbreak of civil war there this year."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • IS Terrorists Say They Attacked Bangladesh Shi'ite Mosque - Text + Audio - 29 November 2015
    "Gunmen fired on a Shi’ite Muslim religious center in Bogra on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding three others.
    Officials are worried about an increase in the number of militant Islamists in the country."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • London bomber buys bomb parts from Amazon (September 25, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "U.K. police have said a man who put a bomb on a London subway train bought most of the parts for the bomb online."
    Try the same news story at these easier levels: London Subway - Level 0London Subway - Level 1  or  London Subway - Level 2

    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

 

STORIES:

  • How four men survived as hostages of IS - 20 April 2016
    "In his classic novel 1984, George Orwell writes about Room 101 - a torture chamber where you are subjected to your worst nightmare,
    the worst thing in the world, to break your resistance."

    (BBC)
  • Into the heart of terror: behind Isis lines
    "The German writer Jürgen Todenhöfer was the first western journalist allowed to enter Isis-controlled Syria and Iraq – and to return safely.
    In an extract from his book, he describes what he saw in Raqqa and Mosul, and the chilling moment he realised that
    his angry, masked driver was one of the world’s most-wanted men."

    (theguardian.com)
  • The Iraqi family who escaped Islamic State - VIDEO - 19 January 2016
    "Iraqi man, Khamis Humadi, escaped from so-called Islamic State in Ramadi, but lost three of his children in the process.
    Two daughters were killed by an IED, while his son was killed by the militant group.Khamis is now living in a UN refugee camp in Amiryat al-Falluja. Here is his story."

    (BBC)
  • Kidnapped by IS, saved by the Taliban - Article + Photos - 26 December 2015
    "A young Afghan man freed nearly nine months after being kidnapped by Islamic State fighters in Zabul province has been talking about his ordeal."

    (BBC)
  • From Scottish teen to ISIS bride and recruiter: the Aqsa Mahmood story - 24 February 2015
    "n November 2013, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. As if it were a normal day, she said "Khuda hafiz," which means "May God be your guardian," and left the family home in an affluent Glasgow, Scotland, neighborhood.
    Then she went off to pursue violent jihad..."

    (edition.cnn.com)

 

CARTOONS:

 

 

 

 

VIDEOS:

  • Drone footage shows extent of destruction in Mosul - VIDEO - 11 November 2017
    "Drone footage of Mosul shows the destruction the city suffered during the nine months it was controlled by the Isil and under siege from Iraqi troops and the US-led coalition."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

  • Who's fighting whom in battle for Mosul? - VIDEO - 17 November 2016
    "IS is facing an array of groups trying to rid them from Mosul - here is a guide to who they are."

    (BBC)

  • What life was like living under IS - VIDEO - 29 October 2016
    "The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the Shahoud family about what life was like living under so-called Islamic State."

    (BBC)

  • Mosul: IS goes on propaganda offensive - VIDEO - 28 October 2016
    (BBC)

  • How important is Mosul for Isis? – video explainer - 25 October 2016
    "The battle to remove Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul is underway with thousands of Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces combining and making progress towards the outskirts. It was from Mosul that Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called caliphate and it is the last major stronghold for Isis in Iraq. But while the jihadists are outgunned, their ideology has proven remarkably resilient..."

    (theguardian.com)
    This video contains graphic images that some viewers may find distressing..

 

  • The Shia militias taking back Iraq from Isis — video - 21 July 2016
    "The Hashd are a controversial group of 40 mainly Shia militias with strong links to Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
    We join them on the front line as they help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State.
    When the dust settles, will the Hashd remain under central Iraqi government command?
    Fears are that an empowered Shia militia may take advantage of the situation to take greater control of the country."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Iraq forces 'retake IS Ramadi stronghold' - VIDEO - 27 December 2015
    (BBC)

  • Secret video shows life inside Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa - VIDEO - 4 December 2015
    "Syria's information minister has criticised the first British air strikes on so-called Islamic State (IS) targets in the country,
    describing them as "a noise of bombing and propaganda".
    Omran Zoubi told the BBC that anyone wanting to fight terrorism was welcome, but that they should follow Russia's example and work with the Syrian government.
    Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian capital, Damascus, as footage emerges showing life under IS in their stronghold of Raqqa in Syria."

    (BBC)

  • How the UK's unique weaponry will be used in Syria - VIDEO - 3 December 2015
    "The UK can provide certain weaponry not used by other partners in the coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.
    It is hoped the Brimstone missile will offer particular accuracy for targeted strikes."

    (BBC)

  • Who is buying oil from Islamic State? - VIDEO - 2 December 2015
    Russia and Turkey's war of words is not calming. The initial disagreement was over whether the Russian plane shot down on November 24 was in Turkish airspace.
    Now Russia's President Putin says that Turkey is involved in Islamic State's illegal oil trade.
    Turkey denies it trades with Islamic State militants. Turkey's President Erdogan has challenged Mr Putin to prove his allegations.
    The BBC's Tom Heyden looks into Islamic States oil reserves and who buys from them."
    (BBC)

  • Citizen journalists capture life in Raqqa under Islamic State - VIDEO - 26 November 2015
    The citizen journalists behind Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) are the main - and often only - source of information about life in a city controlled by the so-called Islamic State. They use YouTube, Facebook and other social media to inform the rest of the world about murders, explosions and rape in a town that was once a safe haven during the early days of the Syrian civil war
    The group was awarded the Committee to Protect Journalist's International Press Freedom Award this month in New York City - and spoke to BBC Trending about their work.

    (BBC)

  • 100 Women 2015: Life for women in Islamic State's Raqqa - 25 November 2015
    "Nour is a woman from Raqqa, the so-called Islamic State's (IS) capital inside Syria.
    She managed to escape the city and is now a refugee in Europe, where she met up with the BBC.
    This story is based on her experiences and those of her two sisters, who are still inside the IS-held city.
    Names and the timings of some events have been changed to avoid compromising the safety of Nour or her family."

    (BBC)

 

  • Worksheets créées par Armelle MEYER (Ac. Bordeaux) :
    "
    L'ensemble de mes séances sur cette notion portera sur la manipulation en général.
    Donc je commence avec la manipulation religieuse à travers internet.
    Pour le script, je ne donne que les pages 1 et 2 (recto verso) sinon c'est trop long. 
    Je numérote les lignes à la main."

    - Flirting with the Islamic State (video script)
    - Compréhension du script - Alex

 

  • In 60 seconds: What does Islamic State want? - VIDEO - 23 September 2015
    "The US and Arab allies have launched strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.
    The Pentagon said warplanes, drones and Tomahawk missiles were used in the attacks, which targeted several areas including IS stronghold Raqqa.
    The move follows US air strikes against IS targets in Iraq.
    The BBC explains who the jihadists are - and what they want - in 60 seconds."

    (BBC)

  • Watch: The origins of ISIS, explained in 3 minutes - Video + Photos
    "ISIS used to be part of Al Qaeda in Iraq, but they were too extreme even for them. Here's what you need to know.
    Warning: this video contains violent footage."

    ISIS = The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 
    (vox.com)