ISIS Beheads Seven Men, Three Women as Terrorist Group Adapts to U.S. Air Strikes
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Oct 02
In their most recent display of terrorism, ISIS militants have beheaded seven men and three women. The beheadings were reportedly intended to scare civilians away from resisting the terrorists’ advances.
The men and women were executed on Tuesday (Sept. 30), eight miles from the Kurdish town of Kobani. The victims were male and female Kurdish fighters, Syrian Arab rebels and a Kurdish civilian.
“Rami Abdulrahman, of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, I don't know why they were arrested or beheaded. Only the Islamic State knows why. They want to scare people.”
The U.S. is continuing its campaign of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but BBC News reports the terrorists are adapting to the raids. The group appears to be taking itself off the grid by avoiding the use of cellphones that serve as targets for strikes. The terrorists have also reportedly ditched the use of heavily armored trucks in favor of small motorcycles.
"I think they will learn very quickly on the ground as well as learning from other jihadists how to adapt to this new threat of air strikes. You talk on a mobile phone, you immediately get a bomb,” said security expert Paul Gibson.
Publication date: Oct. 2, 2014