ISIS No2 leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani killed in Syria

Al-Adnani, believed to be aged between 37 and 39, was second-in-command to notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.As the jihadist group’s spokesman, he made several speeches calling for ‘lone wolves’ to carry out terror attacks in the group’s name.

The news of his death in Aleppo was reported by ISIS’ news agency Amaq.

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A statement released in Arabic and English said he was “martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo”.In his final speech, published online in May, he urged ISIS supporters to launch sickening attacks in Europe and the US during Ramadan.

He said: “Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready to make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers.”

Abu Muhammad al Adnani

Terror analyst Rita Katz, of the SITE Intelligence Group, described his death as a “major blow” for the terror group.She said: “When calling for lone wolf attacks in the West, ISIS fighters/supporters quote Adnani more than any other individual.

“That said, recent ISIS-inspired attacks reflect his speeches, wherein he called to kill whoever and with whatever in the West.”

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani

US officials placed a $5 million (£3.8million) bounty on his head last year.ISIS has taken responsibility for a wake of terror attacks in Europe this summer including the Nice massacre and the Munich shooting.

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Egyptian Christians Hire Security Guards To Protect Their Church

Christians in Egypt have hired body guards to protect their church. A Muslim man came in and stabbed one of the guards to death. The other guards rushed in and shot the attacker down:

Join todayChurch guards in Egypt shot dead a knife-wielding attacker who fatally stabbed one of their own men at a Coptic church Wednesday morning.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that an unnamed assailant attacked one of the church guards at the Virgin Mary Church in Nozha suburb and stabbed him to death. The church’s other security officials then gunned down the killer.

Though the killer’s motives for the attack remain unclear as investigations continue, this follows a spike of sectarian attacks against the country’s religious minorities.

Coptic Christians frustrated with the spate of religious-driven violence defied the country’s ban on public protests and took to the streets in Cairo on Aug. 13 to demand their rights as citizens in the largely Muslim country.

Government Of The Philippines Kills Twenty One Jihadists

More than 20 Abu Sayyaf Muslim militants have been killed in the past five days as the military continues to try to purge the southern Philippines of the Daesh-linked group.

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On Sunday, Military sources at Western Mindanao Command confirmed that 21 of the militants had been killed since fighting began in Patikul town in the predominantly Muslim province of Sulu since Wednesday, following the group’s beheading of an 18-year-old Filipino hostage.

President Rodrigo Duterte subsequently earlier ordered troops to destroy the Abu Sayyaf.

Lt. Gen. Mayoralgo dela Cruz told reporters Sunday that sporadic fighting continues with the recovery of ten more bodies at several encounter sites.

He added that no government troops had been injured during the latest skirmishes, after 17 were wounded in clashes Friday.

Among the fatalities, are reported to be three group sub-leaders, including the high-ranking Mohammad Said, alias Ama Maas, who has five standing murder warrants out for his arrest.

However Abu Sayyaf spokesperson Abu Rami has denied that Said was among the fatalities.

The Abu Sayyaf continues to hold a number of hostages in Sulu, including Indonesian sailors, Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, and Dutchman Ewold Horn who was abducted off Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi in February 2012.

Said had been tagged as involved in the kidnapping of three foreigners from the luxurious Samal Island resort off Davao City in September last year.

Two of the foreigners — Canadians — were subsequently beheaded after a ransom failed to be paid while the Norwegian — Sekkingstad — remains in captivity.

Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., WesMinCom spokesman, underlined that the offensives continue in an effort to secure their release.

“We expect more troops from the national headquarters will be deployed in Sulu in the next days,” said Tan.

He added that rescuing the captives remains a priority amid the intensified military operations.

Since 1991, the Abu Sayyaf — armed with mostly improvised explosive devices, mortars and automatic rifles — has carried out bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and extortion in a self-determined fight for an independent province in the Philippines.

It is among two militant groups in the south who have pledged allegiance to Daesh, prompting fears during the stalling of a peace process between the government and the country’s biggest Moro group that it could make inroads in a region torn by decades of armed conflict.

Video: Walking the walk! KTI on front line with anti-immigration patrol

As you enjoy the last Bank Holiday of the summer, remember and value the men and women risking their lives to protect our first line of defence against a renewed Islamist invasion.

Join todayThe Union of Bulgarian Military Veterans are there on the frontline, day after day, catching or deterring ‘refugees’ whose target is not actually Bulgaria but Germany, Scandinavia and Britain. Truly, they are fighting our war.

The Knights Templar International sent a small delegation to find out more. This short clip shows what’s going on along Europe’s most vulnerable frontier as the Christian resistance grows.