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Islamic State kills dozens in Syria's Deir al-Zor city

A general view shows a deserted street filled with debris of damaged buildings in Deir al-Zor March 5, 2014. Picture taken March 5, 2014.
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BEIRUT - Islamic state militants killed dozens of people execution style in attacks on government-held areas in Syria's city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a source and a monitoring said.

A source close to the Syrian government side said the Islamic State fighters killed at least 250 people, including pro-government fighters and their families when they attacked the neighborhoods of Begayliya and Ayash in the city.

He said some of the casualties were beheaded.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the violence in the country through a wide network of local sources, said the militants killed dozens. "We have 60 people confirmed killed, but the number is big. The details are hard to get so far but the deaths are in dozens," the Observatory's head Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters.

The Observatory said earlier th…

'China To Spark Global Financial ICE AGE With Depression Sending Markets Crashing By 75%'

CHINA is set to plunge the world into an economic crisis sending stock markets crashing by 75 per cent - with devastating consequences for the US and UK, a leading city expert has warned.

By Lana Clements

The sinking value of the Chinese currency is already crippling British industry as it can’t compete with China’s cheap exports.

Other Western nations are also feeling the strain.

And with even more to come experts have predicted an 'ice age' for the world’s economies – including Britain’s.

Global deflation is going to wipe around 75 per cent in value off the American S&P stock market, as western firms will be unable to compete with cheap Chinese exports, according to analyst Albert Edwards from french bank Societe Generale.

He gave the stark warning in an investment note to clients.

And he blamed the upcoming 'carnage' on American central bank (the Fed) and its British and European counterparts for inflating prices in the first place.

American Quantitative Easing (QE) - …

After Me, the Jihad Gaddafi’s Unheeded Warning to the West

By Dan Sanchez

Before the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror, Louis XV predicted, “After me, the Deluge.” Before being overthrown, Libya’s secular dictator tried to warn the West of a new Reign of Terror, essentially foretelling, “After me, the Jihad.”

This was disclosed with the recent release of phone conversations from early 2011 between Muammar Gaddafi and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The West was then gearing up to use unrest in Libya as a pretext for military intervention and regime change. Gaddafi desperately tried to convey through Blair the folly of such a war, pleading that he was trying to defend Libya from Al Qaeda, which had set up base in the country. He said:

“They have managed to get arms and terrify people. people can’t leave their homes… It’s a jihad situation. They have arms and are terrorising people in the street.”

Gaddafi’s warning went unheeded, and NATO, led by the U.S. and France, launched an air war that toppled Libya’s government. Later that y…