war and conflict
Philippines Jihadist Group Releases Video of Canadian John Ridsdel’s Beheading
Captive John Ridsdel was beheaded last month after the Canadian government refused to pay a ransom for his release.
A Man Who Beheaded a Bus Passenger in Canada Is Allowed to Live on His Own Now
Vince Li was found not criminally responsible for beheading a passenger on a Greyhound bus in Manitoba in 2008. He was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and has been living in a group home for about a year.
Islamic State Said to Carry Out Beheadings and Kidnap 400 Civilians in Eastern Syria
A monitoring group says the militants committed a mass kidnapping after attacking areas held by the Assad regime in the province of Deir al-Zor.
Reuters and VICE News
Islamic State Video Shows Four Prisoners Beheaded in Retaliation for US Raid
The militant group released a video that purportedly shows the beheading of four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in retaliation for the raid that freed 70 prisoners last week in Iraq.
war and conflict
Boko Haram Video Claims to Show Nigerian Soldier Beheaded as Blasts Hit Near Lake Chad
The militant group released footage that purportedly shows a Nigerian soldier being decapitated on the same day that coordinated explosions killed 37 people.
Islamic State Claim to Have Beheaded Croatian Hostage
An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show a Croatian hostage held by the Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate having been beheaded.
Islamic State Reportedly Beheads Women in Syria For Sorcery
The militants beheaded two woman and one of their husbands in Syria during the past week — reportedly the first time they have beheaded civilian females.
Suspect Reportedly Denies Religious Motivation in Beheading and Factory Attack in France
The man accused of decapitating his boss and causing an explosion last Friday near Lyon reportedly told investigators he "wanted to commit suicide as part of a media stunt."
Islamic State Reportedly Executes Two Syrian Boys for Eating During Ramadan
The militant group this week also released gruesome photos and video of the executions of captives by drowning, rocket launcher, and beheading.
Egypt Launches Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets in Retaliation for Beheadings
After 21 Christian Egyptians were apparently beheaded in a video released by the Islamic State on Sunday, Egypt today struck back with airstrikes on the group in Libya.
Islamic State Cleric Facing Trial for Objecting to Jordanian Pilot’s Death by Fire
Many Muslim leaders, even within militant ranks, have condemned the burning execution of Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh, saying the act goes against Islamic principles.
Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Beheading of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto
A video released Saturday appears to show the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" executing Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist kidnapped in Syria.