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Masked militants from the Islamic State group have beheaded a soldier in front of a group of children, aged six to eight years old, outside a mosque in Libya for “educational purposes.” The jihadists have released photographs of the execution.

The incident reportedly took place in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, seized by ISIS last October.

The man beheaded in Ras Hillal has been identified as Abdulnabi al-Shargawi, from Beida, who worked for the post office but had volunteered for the Libyan National Army, the Libya Herald reported.

The man, who was wearing an orange jumpsuit, was dragged into a public square and executed in front of a group of children for “educational purposes.”

via ISIS beheads Libyan soldier in front of children for ‘educational purposes’ — RT News.

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Police and federal law enforcement agencies were in the midst of an all-out manhunt this morning for the gunman they say is responsible for killing nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night in what officials described as a hate crime.

The suspect opened fire on a bible study group at the historic predominantly black Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street, killing eight people in an “unfathomable” act of violence. One other person was rushed to the hospital and died. Police originally said two people were hospitalized.

Police said the alleged gunman, whom the mayor called a “horrible scoundrel,” was inside the church attending the prayer meeting with worshipers for almost an hour.

Police Release Photos of Charleston, South Carolina, Church Shooting Suspect – ABC News.

(CNN)Several people were killed in a shooting at an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, a source close to the investigation told CNN. The shooter is still at large. The shooting took place Wednesday evening at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South. Police haven’t said how many people have been shot. But the source who spoke to CNN said several bodies were in the church that were yet to be identified. “It’s really bad. It’s a very bad scene,” local pastor Thomas Dixon said. “Apparently the person just entered the church and opened fire. That part has not been fully articulated on what happened yet … they are still looking for the suspect.”

via Charleston church shooting: Multiple deaths reported – CNN.com.

When people think of the Allied bombing of Germany, “Dresden” automatically springs to mind, surely not Wesel, Nürnberg or Würzburg or the hundreds of other obliterated German towns and cities. While people uselessly debate the death toll at Dresden, attention is diverted from the 45,000 to 50,000 civilians murdered in the bombing of Hamburg, the 10,000 people intentionally burned alive in Kassel, the fact that 20% of Nordhausen’s civilian population was killed in a mere fifteen minute attack or that one out of three Pforzheimers was murdered and thousands more hideously injured from an unnecessary bombing based on nothing more that a rumor.

We were led to believe that a campaign which dropped environmentally catastrophic bombs with the force of major earthquakes, bombs which actually changed weather patterns, endangered whole species of birds and insects and altered the shape of the map were all within the normal range of warfare and implemented for the “greater good” and carried out only in cases of sheer necessity to “shorten the war.” We accepted the faulty premise that the carefully planned incineration of thousands of innocent women and children was justified. We accepted the preposterous notion that there was only one villain in this conflict, one supreme face of evil which absolved all others of any wrongdoing.

via The Allied Terror-Bombing of German Cities During World War II.

ISIS terrorists have beheaded three men they accused of spying for the Iraqi Government in the latest bloody execution to be carried out within the organization’s self-declared caliphate. Photographs taken in north-west Iraq’s Nineveh province show the men being read their charges and sentence while masked gunmen stand guard.Forced to kneel with their heads bowed, an executioner then stands over them before striking at their necks with a sword.Public beheadings, stonings and other forms of executions have become commonplace throughout ISIS’ self-declared caliphate.

via ISIS Beheads 3 men accused of spying for government / PICS.

Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string of terror attacks comes amid the presidential vote.

At least 25 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the village of Buratai in Borno state, local officials confirmed. Surviving witnesses described gruesome scenes of murder, saying that not only did the extremists set homes on fire and shoot those trying to escape, but also decapitated the bodies. Local politician Ibrahim Adamu, who fled the scene, told CNN that Boko Haram “slaughtered their victims like rams and decapitated them…”

via Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections — RT News.

Officials…said at least 24 died, and 48 more were injured, including tourists from Poland, Germany, Spain and Italy, most of them massacred as they got off a tour bus that brought them to the museum from a cruise ship.

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