Press Review February 20th-27thHow Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror – February 21 – The Guardian – February 21 – The Guardian Unlike the slow and the careful rise of Al-Qaida, Isis is extending its global reach far and fast- sometimes to groups with very different beliefs. How Turkish Troops entered Syria with ISIS and Kurdish Assistance ? – February 23 – Al Akhbar.
Turkish troops entered Syria, as part of a well-planned operation, to relocate the remains of Suleiman Shah. The “seamless” operation relied on alliances and understandings forged by Ankara with the Kurdish force in the region and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Today, Turkey chose a new location to bury the grandfather of the Ottoman empire’s founder Osman I, thus playing a more active part in the operations taking place in north Syria, particularly in matters regarding the Kurds and the Syrian Army.When the executioner of IS was still a good schoolboy – February 27 – De Morgen Jihadi John, the IS warrior who appeared in several videos of IS beheadings, was identified yesterday as Mohammad Emwazi who comes from West London. DeDaily Mail published the first childhood pictures of the man today, in which he can be seen as a good schoolboy with an « angelic face » on the front page. A stark contrast to the ruthless terrorist who hides behind the black mask.