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Iraq Sends 20,000 Troops to Fight Islamic State in Fallujah

A major offensive to recapture the key Iraqi city of Fallujah from the Islamic State is underway, with U.S. airstrikes pounding the area while Iraq sends in 20,000 troops and federal police forces, in addition to Shiite militia.


EU Approves Military Action Against African Smugglers

The European Union on Monday approved a multi-phase military operation to defeat human smugglers who are trafficking migrants from Libya to Europe. Smugglers have been charging migrants thousands of dollars each to make the trip, and there’s no guarantee of reaching Europe or even of surviving.