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Migrant from Libya Recounts Trip on Boat to Italy

An immigrant from Libya penned a first person account in The Guardian about his journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy in 2011. He wanted to tell his story, he writes, so the world understands what these people go through to escape the civil war in Libya.

Report: ISIS Used ‘Lottery’ System to Distribute Yazidi Sex Slaves

Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed 20 Yazidi women and girls at a refugee camp in Dohuk, a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. These women described the horrific treatment they endured from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). Rashida, 31, told the group about a lottery ISIS set up for the fighters to receive a woman.

ISIS Surrounds the Few Remaining Christian Villages in Syria

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) charged into eleven of the 35 Christian communities along the Khabur River in Syria in February targeting Tel Tamer, which at the time was protected by Christian fighters and locals determined to defeat the terrorist group. This week, the Islamic State took another shot at conquering it.
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Hamas Features 5-Year-Old Soldier on Facebook

In March, an Israeli documentary exposed Hamas's use of trained child soldiers, which is against international law. Now, one month later, the Hamas Interior Ministry itself proudly displayed a picture of a 5-year-old soldier on their Facebook page.
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Poland Furious Over Putin Biker Gang Recreating Red Army Journey

A Russian biker gang with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, the Night Wolves, announced a victory ride from Moscow to Berlin to celebrate VE Day. The trip is almost 3,750 miles and will pass through Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. Polish authorities lashed out at the journey, which celebrates the Soviet military.

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