Syria

ISIS issues several new resolutions regarding education and women going out in public, Raqqa is being slaughtered silently (Syria), 19 October 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Women are not permitted to go out except while wearing dira’ (an extra dress on top of the niqab and Islamic dress). Private courses are not permitted except upon arrangement and payment of a 500 lira fine (instead of the previous 50 liras for those in contravention). Any…

Egypt

‘Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges allegiance to ISIS emir Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,’ el-Balad (Egypt), 30 June 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The militant Islamist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has pledged bay’ah (allegiance) to the emir of the newly declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (now also known as Caliph Ibrahim). In the past, the group has been responsible for multiple terrorist attacks on Egyptian soil,…

Syria

‘Al-Assad warns that terrorism will spread to countries “supporting and developing” it,’ El Watan (Egypt), 18 June 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
While meeting with a North Korean delegation in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the West and Arab Gulf monarchies that their support for “terrorist groups” in the ongoing Syrian conflict will bring terrorism to their countries.– – – – الأسد يحذر من أن الإرهاب سيطال الدول الحاضنة…

‘First Saudi list of terrorist organizations includes Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Nusra Front and ISIS,’ BBC Arabic (London), 7 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Saudi Arabia has released its first ever list of terrorist organizations, which includes both domestic and external groups. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria and the Al-Nusra Front, who are both fighting in Syria, were included in the list, as was the Muslim Brotherhood, a decision…