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Video Shows Al Nusra Tanks Pushing North Towards ‘Another Kobane’

A video showing a large armed convoy of the Jabhat al Nusra militant group entering Khan al-Sabeel, a city on the Homs-Aleppo highway, emerged online on Tuesday.

The high-quality footage, uploaded by a group associated with al Nusra,shows a parade of vehicles and heavy weaponry travelling through the town heading north and suggests that the fighters are making their way, as Kurdish PKK military leader Cemil Bayik has warned, to a Kurdish enclave of Afrin within the Aleppo Governorate.

Blackmailers Are Threatening the Czech Republic with Ebola for Bitcoin Payment

Anonymous blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic if the country’s government does not pay them a million euros, in Bitcoin.

An email allegedly from the blackmailers, published on Monday by the country’s top commercial TV station TV Nova, claimed they had “biological material” from an infected patient in Liberia.

“An unknown perpetrator or perpetrators are blackmailing this state, threatening to spread the Ebola virus,” Zdenek Laube, the country’s deputy police chief, told reporters, according to AFP.

Kurdish Boys from Kobane Detail Awful Abuses at the Hands of the Islamic State

Kurdish boys from the Syrian town of Kobane were repeatedly beaten with an electric cable and a hose while in the custody of Islamic State militants and forced to watch videos of the terror group’s beheadings and attacks, Human Rights Watch reported on Tuesday.

The taking of 153 of these children hostage and the accompanying physical abuse amount to war crimes under international law, contributing to the astonishing assortment of offenses against humanity that the Islamic State (also known as ISIS/ISIL) is believed to have committed — including summary mass executions and the selling of sex slaves.