Kurds Reject Erdogan Report of Deal with Syrian Rebels to Aid Besieged Kobani

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Kurdish FightersA senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey’s president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let “Free Syrian Army” fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging ISIL terrorists.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday said 1,300 FSA fighters would enter Kobani after the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) agreed on their passage, but his comments were swiftly denied by Saleh Moslem, co-chair of the PYD.

“We have already established a connection with FSA but no such agreement has been reached yet as Mr. Erdogan has mentioned,” Moslem told Reuters by telephone from Brussels.

Turkey’s unwillingness to send its powerful army across the Syrian border to break the siege of Kobani has angered Kurds, and seems rooted in a concern not to strengthen Kurds who seek autonomy in adjoining regions of Turkey, Iraq and Syria.

Moslem said the FSA would be more helpful if it opened a second front against ISIL elsewhere in Syria. “Politically we have no objections to FSA….But in my opinion, if they really would like to help, then their forces should open another front, such as from Tel Abyad or Jarablus,” he said.

Source: Reuters
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Tunisia’s al-Nahda changes its discourse ahead of key post-revolution election

Supporters of Tunisian Ennahda Party hold Tunisian national flag, party’s flags and shout slogans as the founder of Ennahda movement, Rashid al-Ghannushi, speaking during a rally ahead of Tunisian parliamentary election, which will be held on October 22, in Suleiman town of Nabeul, Tunisia, on October 22, 2014. (Photo: Anadolu Agency – Yassine Gaidi)
Published Friday, October 24, 2014
Sunday, October 26, will be the most important day for Tunisians since the ousting of former President Zein al-Abidine ben Ali. It will be the day they will elect the first parliament after the revolution to take on major tasks and powers, many of which have been in the hands of the national constituent assembly which was elected in October 2011.
Tunis – The election will take place under the new constitution ratified on December 26 to be followed by presidential elections. The central question today probably revolves around one of the most important parties in the Tunisian political scene, al-Nahda, which has governed the country in the past three years but is changing its discourse today to attract the largest number of votes.
After three years of being in power and the resentment that developed against the party among Tunisians, al-Nahda is trying to present a new “polished” image of itself. It abandoned a number of its leaders and founders by not nominating them to the parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday because they presented a negative image of the party in the past three years of the life of the national constituent assembly.
The party’s electoral lists, which have been officially declared, lacked some of the historical figures associated with the oldest Islamist movement in Tunisia since its official inception under the name the Movement of Islamic Tendency in June 1981.
Among these figures is Sadok Chourou, nicknamed Tunisia’s Mandela because of the many years he spent in prison under Habib Bourguiba and Zein al-Abidine ben Ali. In almost three years of the life of the national constituent assembly, Chourou did not once take off the Afghan cloak he wears.
Another person that was not included is Habib Ellouze who is famous for wearing his traditional Tunisian clothes in the parliament and during his speeches calling for jihad in Syria and for implementing Islamic law and incorporating it into the constitution. The party list also excluded MP Najib Mourad representing the province of Monastir who is known for his pithy and hardline statements in addressing political issues.
Al-Nahda’s decision to abandon figures that played a prominent role in establishing the movement and expanding it by preaching in mosques during the 1970s and 1980s and who garnered more votes than the party leader, Rached Ghannouchi, at the party’s first public conference in June 2012 has more than one meaning in and outside Tunisia.
It is a message to Tunisian public opinion and the international community as well, stating that al-Nahda Party has definitively broke with the religious proselytizing discourse that has been associated with it since its inception. The demands and challenges of governance prompted the party to abandon this kind of discourse and adopt a civil political discourse instead that does not include declarations of disbelief against others and does not call for a religious state or for implementing Islamic law. In other words, it completely parted ways with the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood movements which adopt the Sayyid Qutb and Abul Ala Maududi school where implementing Islamic law represents the backbone of its discourse.

It [al-Nahda] completely parted ways with the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood movements which adopt the Sayyid Qutb and Abul Ala Maududi school where implementing Islamic law represents the backbone of its discourse.

The party uses its new discourse as proof of its good faith vis-à-vis the constitution it approved, a constitution that guarantees freedom of conscience – which no religious movement can embrace – safeguards women’s rights, calls for equality and preserves personal status law which outlaws polygamy. All this completely contradicts the discourse of Arab and Islamic religious movements. 
Al-Nahda is trying to promote this polished discourse before the election to avoid the weak performance of the two governments headed by al-Nahda leaders, Hamadi Jebali and Ali Laarayedh. Despite all that, the new discourse has not reassured Tunisians who have experienced al-Nahda for the past three years, saw its achievements and realize that it will be met with failure like its discourse in the 2011 election.
Before the October 2011 election, al-Nahda Party promoted a modernist discourse in which it stressed that it is a Tunisian party rooted in the legacy of Tunisia’s reform movement. But once it got into power, it started to reveal its true Muslim Brotherhood face.
It gave the green light to religious associations and clerics to wage a campaign to “Afghanize” Tunisia by promoting religious education in the Pakistani vein, restricting freedoms through what Ghannouchi calls the “dynamics of social pressures” and turning a blind eye to arms smuggling from Libya. 
Al-Nahda put its supporters in key government positions, recompensed its prisoners by recruiting them and providing them with monetary compensation, established a parallel network of media outlets, flooded the country with preachers from the Gulf and Egypt known for ideas alien to Tunisian society such as female circumcision and veiling young girls and legalized political parties openly hostile to the republican system and its values such as the Tahrir Party headed by Rida Belhaj and the Tunisia Zitouna Party headed by Adel Almi who called for beating Tunisians who choose not to fast during Ramadan, polygamy and abandoning the personal status law.

The country witnessed in the past three years a security collapse that began with targeting and assassinating figures opposed to al-Nahda Party like Lotfi Nagdh … leftist leader Chukri Beleid … and the Nasserist leader Mohammed Brahmi.

In addition, the country witnessed in the past three years a security collapse that began with targeting and assassinating figures opposed to al-Nahda Party like Lotfi Nagdh, representative of Nidaa Tounes (Tunisia’s Call) who is considered the first martyr under al-Nahda’s rule, leftist leader Chukri Beleid on February 6, 2013 and the Nasserist leader Mohammed Brahmi on July 25, 2013. 

Accusations were directly leveled at al-Nahda Party, especially the interior minister at the time and Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh for being directly responsible for the two assassinations. 

In addition, more than 50 individuals from the army, police and national guard were martyred, not to mention facilitating the travel of thousands of young men and women to Syria to fight the Syrian regime.
All this happened under al-Nahda’s rule. Will this party succeed once again in attracting Tunisian public opinion through its project and renew trust in its candidates for parliamentary and presidential elections? Or will Tunisians take into consideration what happened to them in the past three years from the rise in poverty and unemployment to discovering assassinations for the first time and the killing of soldiers and members of security forces and therefore hold al-Nahda accountable in the ballot box?
Al-Nahda Party runs for election with a heavy legacy whose motto is the “emerging dictatorship” as the head of its first government and its former Secretary-General Hamadi Jebali called it. The parties challenging it are counting on the slogan of regaining a democratic Tunisia to attract voters. What chance does al-Nahda have at the ballot box?
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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10/23/2014 — CANADA PARLIAMENT SHOOTING FALSE FLAG — CAMERAS PRE-STATIONED AT EVERY ANGLE

Canada had a shooting at its parliament building?

Watch RAW video of the shooting as it happened live here…


One thing about this “live active shooter” video that stands out to me.  One glaring fact that cannot be overlooked.  One absurdity beyond absurdity that would NEVER happen in a “real” situation like a random spontaneous shooting.

What’s with the cameramen pre-stationed at every angle, hiding from other cameras view, ducking out of the way of the video, not hiding from shooters?

as the canada

At each pillar, we see HIGH QUALITY media video cameras!

Stationed IN FRONT of the pillars at to try to avoid being in each others shot, not hiding from anyone as they are fully exposed !

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Then , as if one nice camera out in the open isn’t enough, another camera man is right behind using a nice wooden chair to rest his camera on — just hanging out in the open , no big deal…

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Then, to top it off.. a THIRD cameraman ducks out behind our rolling cameraman !!

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Notice each cameraman is different.. one wearing a green shirt, one wearing a striped shirt… so we know its not a shot of the same person twice.

THREE total media cameras in the live shot of the shooting, and the camera rolling, which we’re watching to get this video, makes the 4th!!

Then our cameraman runs down the hall, uncut, to another area.. where we see at LEAST 3-4 more cameras with sound engineers on hand as well.

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No one else there, just police standing, and MULTIPLE cameras, and sound engineers with microphone booms.

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All these cameramen stationed at multiple spots, literally as the shooting took place.

For sure three cameramen in the hall , plus the guy filming what we see above.

False flag? Total Hoax?  Media staged, or forewarned to be there ready to roll?  Combination of these?

For sure too many cameras on hand, and for sure they’re not hiding from gunmen, but from each others view!

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US: Some of Our Allies Want Talks with Iran to Fail

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The chief US nuclear negotiator acknowledged that certain Washington’s allies and members of Congress are opposed to a final nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

“Some worry that it will fail. Others seem to fear that it will succeed. Many have questions and doubts,” Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday.

She said the White House

“has consulted regularly with members of Congress and with our many overseas partners, including Israel and the [Persian] Gulf states. We have heard a variety of concerns and done our best to answer hard questions.”

Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman

Sherman added that a possible comprehensive deal between Iran and P5+1 world powers — the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany — give the world confidence that Tehran’s nuclear energy program is exclusively peaceful and that the Islamic Republic would get significant relief from the Western sanctions.

She said that the Obama administration is “aware, of course, that this negotiating process is, shall we say, controversial,” but diplomacy with Tehran is worth the risk.

Sherman said the ongoing negotiations progressed at a “deliberative pace, which is diplo-speak for not so fast”, adding,

“We have made impressive progress on issues that originally seemed intractable.”

Referring to a November 24 deadline for clinching a deal, she said that “this is the time to finish the job.”

Iran and the six powers are in talks to hammer out a final deal to end a decade of impasse over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Last year, the two sides clinched an interim nuclear accord, which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later. However, they agreed to extend their talks until November 24 as they remained divided on a number of key issues.

Source: Press TV

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Zionist President: Israel is a violent and sick society

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hana_amtir[1]On Sunday, Zionist president  Reuven Rivlin admitted that epidemic of violence has spread like cancer in every sector of Israeli society.

It’s time to honestly admit that Israeli society is violent and sick and it’s our duty to cure this disease,” Rivlin said in a speech at the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.

The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said.

We have all witnessed the shocking sequence of incidents and violence taking place by both sides. The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates every area and doesn’t skip any arena. There is violence in soccer stadiums as well as in academia. There is violence in social media and in everyday discourse, in hospitals and in schools.”

The academic sphere, in which cultures and languages are taught from a desire to get to know them deeper, where there is a ‘you and I’ affinity, there is a place which generates not only learning but also a real encounter,” he said.

Rivlin said that he has been personally insulted verbally and on his Facebook page. In August 2014, Rivlin supported the conversion of Marla Malka 23 to Islam and her marriage to Arab Muslim Mahmoud Mansour 26, by posting on Facebook:

Such expressions undermine the basis of our co-existence here, in Israel, a country that is both Jewish and democratic.”

Rivlin, like most of the Zionist leaders is living in his nature of “self-denial”. His claim has been debunked by many Zionist Jew intellectuals including MarianneWilliamson, Dr. Noam Chomsky and Michael Walzer, who said:

“Israel is not the state of the Jewish people; Jews outside Israel don’t vote in its elections and non-Jews inside Israel do vote in its elections. The Jewish people are not sovereign in Israel; the citizens of Israel are sovereign there. I think there is a sense in which Israel, I mean green line Israel, is right now politically a state of all its citizens. The real difficulties are not political, they are cultural, and they arise in every nation state.”

Reuven Rivlin, as a politician and former Knesset Speaker is known as the “moral face of Zionism” aka a “wolf in sheep clothing”. He is against a Palestinian state. He wants Zionist regime to annex Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem into Israel – and give some more “liberal” rights to country’s non-Jewish minorities as the Muslim minorities “enjoy” in Zionist-ruled countries such as, the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, etc.

Anyone who has studied the creation of the Zionist state in 1848 from an objective source, knows that Israel was created and maintained since then byJewish violence.

Last week, Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon during an interview with dailyYisrael Hayom said that he is not interested in resolving Israel-Palestinian conflict (wars and violence), but looking for a way to maintain the (PA Territories) occupation which serves Israeli interests.

London-based writer and activist Kerr-Anne Mendoza, posted an article highlighting the epidemic violence, racism and warmongering in Israeli society- from Tel Aviv race riots against 60,000 African asylum seekers, street lynching of Palestinian youth to burning alive of 16-year-old Palestinian boy Mohamed Hussein Abu Khdeir by three Israeli young Jews.

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Is an ‘Islamic State in the Maghreb’ following in the footsteps of ISIS?

A fighter of Libya’s Fajr Libya group (Libyan Dawn) fires his gun during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli on October 21, 2014. The internationally recognised Libyan government called for a civil disobedience campaign in Tripoli until its forces retake the capital from militias who seized it. (Photo: AFP-Mohammed Turkia)
Published Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Arab Maghreb (North Africa) and the world have been expecting for a while an Islamic State in the Islamic Maghreb (ISIM-Damis) to be declared formally in the footsteps of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). If anything, such a move would demonstrate the failure of the international campaign led by the anti-ISIS coalition. Indeed, one of the direct outcomes of this campaign was the emergence of new ISIS-inspired groups that have pledged allegiance to the radical Islamist organization.
Algiers – Public opinion in the Arab Maghreb and the world has shifted its attitude vis-à-vis the so-called Arab Spring, from initial support and praise, to criticism and disillusionment, as things took a turn for the worse with the emergence of terrorist and criminal factions. Instead of seeking to replace dictatorial regimes, these factions declared war on everything and everybody in their way, and became a major headache for the entire world.
Regardless of who supports and finances it, this scourge has quickly revealed the Arab Spring to have been nothing more than the first chapter of a drive to fragment Arab countries and alter the global balance of power, at the hands of armed groups that entrench sectarian and ethnic fault lines, obliterate minorities, and threaten the countries that oppose them and blackmail others for purely financial purposes: enter the terrorism that has no religion, no color, and no boundaries.
A majority of observers believe the Arab Maghreb is on the cusp of a new wave of terrorist groups, moving beyond al-Qaeda of Bin Laden, Zawahiri, and Abdelmalek Droukdel, to Baghdadi’s ISIS and its legitimate offshoot ISIM, which has been at the center of a lot of speculation since the international coalition declared war on ISIS’ caliphate. The designation ISIM itself carries significant connotations that portend a radical shift in the landscape of terrorist organizations operating in North Africa and the Sahel.

The designation ISIM itself carries significant connotations that portend a radical shift in the landscape of terrorist organizations operating in North Africa and the Sahel.

Recently, the UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, cautioned against ISIS operations spreading to Libya. Leon revealed there were reports indicating some groups affiliated to ISIS had started operating in the North Africa region, and said these groups must be isolated and combated, which as Leon explained was another good reason for the conflicting parties in Libya to reach a settlement.
Leon’s statement suggests the Arab Maghreb is fast becoming the main source of support for ISIS outside Iraq and Syria. The Maghreb could also become a future fertile ground for terrorism, in the event the international coalition defeats Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s organization.
This trend began with Algerian, Tunisian, and Libyan terrorist groups pledging allegiance to ISIS. On September 12, a number of extremist elements declared they would be joining ISIS and swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after splitting from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is led by the Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel. The new group calls itself the Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria, and is led by Khaled Abu Suleiman. The group recently kidnapped and beheaded a French national in central Algeria, with the move being seen as its initiation.
But some see another side to the relationship between the Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria and ISIS, including Algerian security expert Ali Zaoui. Speaking to Al-Akhbar, Zaoui denied the reports about the links between the new group and ISIS, saying the group is actually the Furqan Brigade of the AQIM. The group, he continued, wanted to take advantage of the media attention ISIS has received to split from al-Qaeda and declare allegiance to Baghdadi, even as it is ideologically at odds with him. Zaoui said the move was to get attention by riding on ISIS’ coattails.
For his part, former Algerian army officer Bin Omar bin Jana, said that the Soldiers of the Caliphate is looking to gain a foothold in Algeria, taking advantage of the refugees entering the country from various nationalities and for various reasons, to recruit them as part of a multinational terrorist group, which would then serve as an extension for ISIS in the region.
In Tunisia, the Uqba bin Nafi Brigade, led by Algerian terrorist Luqman Abu Sakhr, declared allegiance to ISIS in a video posted on websites affiliated to extremists nearly a month ago. This development was confirmed by the Tunisian authorities, when the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior Mohammed Laroui said pro-ISIS elements in the Ansar al-Sharia» group – in reference to the Uqba bin Nafi Brigade – had declared an emirate in southern Tunisia as part of the Islamic State emerging in Iraq and Syria.
Interestingly, the Uqba bin Nafi Brigade is affiliated to AQIM as well, and has close ties to the Tunisian terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia led by Abu Ayaz, and its Libyan branch led by Mohammed al-Zahawi. In other words, the extremist groups operating in Libya now have a bridge to ISIS.
Another factor confirming ISIS’ presence in Tunisia and the region is the fact that the Algerian army has apprehended one of the most prominent leaders of the Uqba bin Nafi Brigade, a Mauritanian known as Safiuddin al-Mauritani. The latter was active in Mali before he slipped into Tunisia along with a number of Tunisian terrorists nearly a year ago. Algerian security sources told Al-Akhbar that the Mauritanian terrorist was on his way to northern Mali, to meet with terrorist leaders in the area, in preparation for a meeting for senior terror leaders in Tunisia, where a new pro-ISIS group would be formed under the name of the Islamic Caliphate in the Islamic Maghreb.

Mauritanian security sources said that ISIS is trying to gain a foothold in the country as well, indicating that members of the group have recently sought to recruit four Mauritanian youths via the internet.

What the above indicates is that ISIS’ ideology is becoming entrenched in the Arab Maghreb, all the way to Mauritania on the Atlantic Ocean. Mauritanian security sources said that ISIS is trying to gain a foothold in the country as well, indicating that members of the group have recently sought to recruit four Mauritanian youths via the internet.
Although the same sources stressed that ISIS’ areas of operation are geographically distant from Mauritania, they said that there are strong indications the group is using different approaches to have cells operate in Mauritania. The sources pointed out that the counterterrorist operation in northern Mali led by a French-African alliance had galvanized Mauritanian youths with terrorist tendencies and brought them closer to groups like ISIS.
Libya: a special case
Libya remains the largest reservoir of recruits for ISIS, as it has been the main reservoir for various militant groups in Syria since the start of the uprising there more than three years ago.
This is if we go by the testimony of one of the most prominent Libyan warlords: In a previous interview with the mayor of Tripoli Mahdi al-Harati, widely viewed as the right-hand man of Abdel Hakim Belhadj, former president of the Military Council in Tripoli, and current leader of the Libyan al-Watan Party, Harati said that he personally moved fighters from various countries of the Maghreb and Europe into Syria to “continue what we started in Libya.” Harati said he leads a group called al-Ummah Brigade, which operates out of Libyan coasts and airports controlled by the warlords of the February 17 conflict and runs training camps preparing recruits before they travel to Turkey and then Syrian.
With the situation in Syria changing and the emergence of ISIS there, leading to violent clashes between various militant groups in Syria with different goals and ideologies, the picture became quite blurry for fighters originating from the Maghreb region. Some of these individuals decided to return home, while others chose to go to where they had first set out from, that is Libya.
These fighters joined the armed militias and extremist groups in Libya, while others founded a new organization called al-Battar, which is known for its brutality and ferocity thanks to the skills its combatants obtained while fighting for ISIS and al-Nusra Front. Al-Battar and other terrorist factions like Ansar al-Sharia are attracting pro-ISIS elements. According to Libyan sources, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi asked these elements to deploy to the Libyan front to counter the attacks by the Libyan army led by Khalifa Haftar as part of Operation Dignity seeking to “purge Libya of terrorists.”

Al-Battar and other terrorist factions like Ansar al-Sharia are attracting pro-ISIS elements.

In this regard, Algerian security expert Ali Zaoui said, “The Libyan arena is becoming an arena for the conflict between the arms of al-Qaeda, whether AQIM or global terrorist groups, which threatens to bring about a new terrorist paradigm in the near future.” Zaoui added, “Al-Qaeda could disappear to make way for the more extremist ISIS,” pointing out that Libya, where he said law and order were non-existent, would be the next front. The Algerian expert put the number of fighters returning from Syria and Iraq at around 13,000.
In the same vein, the Washington Institute for the Near Eastclassed the Libyan city of Darnah as a de facto part of the Caliphate State. A report by institute said, “A relatively new global jihadist group in Libya – Majlis Shura Shabab al-Islam (the Islamic Youth Shura Council), or MSSI – announced…that its claimed territory in the city of Darnah was now part of the ISIS ‘caliphate.’” The report continued, “MSSI’s move suggests a potential future approach to expansion that differs from al-Qaeda’s franchising model,” saying that the group had carried out public executions in a football stadium on August 18.
The leaders and fighters of MSSI are likely to be returnees from Syria and Iraq, and also from al-Battar and Ansar al-Sharia.
Who are the candidates for the upcoming post of emir of ISIM?
Ali Zaoui believes that Mokhtar Belmokhtar is one of the strongest candidates for the post of emir of the upcoming ISIM for a number of reasons, most notably his great ambition to become a global terrorist leader. This is why Belmokhtar had split from AQIM, according to Zaoui, after AQIM leader Abdelmalek Droukdel refused to give him a more senior position.
Zaoui pointed out that Belmokhtar, who is the current leader of the group known as al-Murabitun in southern Libya, has yet to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The Algerian security expert explained that Belmokhtar is biding his time, waiting to see the outcome of his efforts with various terrorist groups in Libya.
Zaoui also nominated Abu Ayaz, leader of Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia), who is currently in Libya. Abu Ayaz has strong links to Libyan terrorist groups and warlords, and had helped them recruit fighters during the Libyan uprising and at the start of the conflict in Syria.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

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New ISIL Spokesman: 17-Year-Old Australian

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An Australian teenager who ran away from his country to join ISIL militants Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Takfiri group vowing to “not stop fighting”.

The 17-year-old, named in local media as Abdullah Elmir but who calls himself “Abu Khaled”, carried a rifle and directly addressed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the video reportedly posted online, the Sydney Morning Herald said.

New ISIL Spokesman: 17-Year-Old Australian

“To Tony Abbott, I say this. These weapons that we have, these soldiers, we will not stop fighting,” said Elmir, whose family is from the southwestern Sydney suburb of Bankstown.

“We will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands and until we take the head of every tyrant and until the black flag (of ISIL) is flying high in every single land.”

A spokesman for the prime minister said in a statement the video showed the threat posed by the ISIL group.

“As the Prime Minister has said on many occasions, ISIL is a threat that reaches out to Australia and our allies and partners,” the spokesman said.

“That is why Australia has joined the coalition to disrupt and degrade ISIL in Iraq and is giving our law enforcement and security agencies the powers and resources they need to keep Australia and Australians as safe as possible.”

Australia raised its terror threat level in September to “high” after years on “medium” on growing concern about returning militants, while Abbott has warned that those fighting with extremists could face lengthy jail terms if they come home.

Several men were arrested in counter-terrorism raids in September and charged with recruiting, funding and sending fighters to Syria. One of them was last week facing fresh charges of preparing a terrorist attack on home soil.

Source: Websites

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