The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) beheaded more than a dozen of its own fighters in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to officials. The killings happened in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where ISIS has grown in influence and jostled with the country’s largest militant group, the Taliban. ISIS made no official claim to have killed its own members, and Afghan authorities provided no additional details about the ISIS beheading of its own fighters, or the context of the incident.
DEAR MISS MANNERS: We received an invitation to visit our neighbors and have dinner with them. We received it by voicemail. I returned the call to let them know we would be there. I did not actually reach them, but left a response on their voicemail telling them we would love to accept their invitation and would see them later. When we arrived, we were welcomed and introduced to their other guests. The husband was surprised to see us, which confused me, but we stayed and had a wonderful visit. When it came time to have dinner, the husband asked if we were staying. I looked to his wife and she indicated we should stay, which we did. Later on, the husband told us his wife had forgotten that she
A wretched practice has been revealed to the South Korean government by defectors from the North: Orphaned children in ate corn extracted from cow dung and lice in order to stay alive. Defector Lee Wi-ryeok told Daily NK on Wednesday that the practice occurred during the North Korea's famine, when conditions in orphanages were poorer than other parts of the country. "If a cow excreted kernels of corn in the form of diarrhea, we would rinse them out and eat those," said Lee, who lived at a North Korea orphanage in the late 1990s, until he was a teenager.
A pack of MS-13 gang members earlier this year plotted for two weeks to lure a man to a Maryland park so they could kill him and hide his body in the forest there. The gang members communicated via walkie-talkies as their victim arrived and a 19-year-old named Miguel “Timido” Angel Lopez-Abrego attacked the man, plunging a 15-inch knife into his chest, according to court papers released Wednesday. The gang members stabbed the man-who police have not been able to identify-more than 100 times and cut off his head.
On a fundraising page she has since set up for the man, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she pulled off an exit ramp on I-95 near Philadelphia late one night when she realized her car was running out of gas. A homeless man, Johnny Bobbitt, 34, spotted her vehicle and approached to offer her assistance, she said.
This gives pilots and ability to see enemy targets with the naked eye, giving them the ability to drop bombs, fire rockets and open fire with the 30mm cannon in close proximity to friendly forces. If I get close enough and low enough I can see the difference between good guys and bad guys and shoot,” Haden explained. Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by pilots as a “flying tank” in the sky -- able to hover over ground war and provide life-saving close air support in high-threat combat environments.