Saturday, August 15, 2015
A ferry with 544 passengers caught fire after docking in the central Philippines Saturday. All passengers were safe and only two crew members suffered bruises and cuts, officials said.
INC News, 15/08/2015 - via AP
The leader of the Islamic State extremist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, raped an American hostage multiple times before she died earlier this year, according to a new report by ABC News.
Citing unnamed US
counter-terrorism officials, ABC News stated that, during the time of her imprisonment, American humanitarian worker Kayla Mueller, aged 26, was “delivered” by Baghdadi to the house of Abu Sayyaf, a high-level Tunisian commander who directed oil and gas operations for the terrorist organization.
American officials first thought Mueller had been forced to marry Sayyaf, but after a US raid in Syria left Sayyaf dead in May, officials learned that Baghdadi had “repeatedly sexually assaulted” the aid worker during regular visits, ABC reported.
This information comes from multiple sources, including two Yazidi teenagers who were also held captive as sex slaves, as well as Sayyaf’s wife, Umm, who was interrogated after the raid.
INC News, 15/08/2015 - via ABC News-RT