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Daniel Rye Ottosen, the Danish freelance photographer who endured months of torture at the hands of Islamic State (IS) extremists before being released in June 2014, says the terrorist known as ‘Jihadi John’ forced him to stand for days and dance the tango at a prison in Syria.

Ottosen, the last IS hostage to be released alive, revealed details about his experience in an interview on DR Nyheder on Sunday.

Read more: Copenhagen Post

At least three times a week, Malaika hikes up the mountain, past mulberry and pine trees, to a clearing where she can get cellphone reception. She calls her family to reassure them that the Islamic State fighters have not come for her yet.
Below, her village — Bagh, in the Maamand Valley in eastern Afghanistan — has been gutted by the Islamic State militants who overran it three months ago. Most of the houses have been looted, burned or simply taken over by the fighters, and the 80 or so families that lived there have been forced to seek refuge near Jalalabad city.
Read more: New York Times
The Uqba bin Nafi battalion, an al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group that operates in Tunisia, has claimed credit for killing two Tunisian soldiers and wounding four others in the Kasserine region.
The jihadist group said on its official Twitter feed that its forces attacked the Tunisian army in the Mount Chaambi area of Kasserine, resulting in "large injuries in the apostate army." Tunisian authorities have said that the soldiers were killed "after an exchange of gunfire with terrorists."
Uqba bin Nafi also has ties to Ansar al Sharia Tunisia (AST), which is closely-tied to AQIM. AST has been listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the US State Department.
News source: The Long War Journal
The Sindh police chief said on Monday that the Islamic State group was active in the province and that the ultra-extremist Middle Eastern group had links with the banned sectarian militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
Briefing a parliamentary panel on Monday, Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali shared details of the arrested suspects and their alleged involvement in terrorism, particularly the Safoora bus attack, which had left more than 40 members of the peaceful Ismaili community dead in Karachi on May 13.

Israeli police say a Jewish Israeli man stabbed another Jew in northern Israel in a suspected failed revenge attack. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld initially called Tuesday's stabbing near the IKEA store in Kiryat Ata a criminally motivated attack.

Later, police said they concluded the man was hoping to stab an Arab in revenge for a wave of violent attacks against Jews that has spread across Israel.

However, he attacked another Israeli Jew whom he thought was an Arab because of his Middle Eastern appearance.

Read more: AP