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Report: Islamic State Jihadists in Drag Busted Hiding Among Fallujah Civilians

Report: Islamic State Jihadists in Drag Busted Hiding Among Fallujah Civilians

Iraqi police officers recently arrested a half dozen Sunni Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists as they attempted to escape the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah incognito, dressed up as women to hide among fleeing civilians, reports Shiite Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency (FNA).

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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.

Reuters

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.