Monthly Archives: August 2014

The farmer turned Islamic State bomb maker

The Sunday Times – When Abu Hala saw the dead bodies of his only two daughters, something inside him snapped. Advertisements

Islamic State sniper hid in bin to take deadly aim

The Sunday Times – THE old woman’s movements seemed innocuous at first. But after four days of scouring the terrain for an Isis sniper who had killed as many as 20 of their comrades, a group of Shi’ite militiamen began to wonder how a woman who lived on her own could produce so much rubbish that […]

Blinded boy’s father killed by Israeli tank shells

The Sunday Times – A week ago two Israeli tank shells left eight-year-old Mohammed Badran half blind. Yesterday an Israeli warplane dropped a bomb that killed his father.

‘We were dying anyway. What else could we do but fight?’

The Sunday Times – Despite the devastation in Gaza, Hamas fighters are being hailed as heroes by Palestinians who were already living in poverty and squalor

Inside the labyrinth

The Sunday Times – Centuries of engineering know-how have gone into the tunnels that delivery Hamas fighters into enemy territory. Why has it take Israel so long to attack them?