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Syrian Kurds mourn during a funeral in Afrin

U.N.: Turkish Invasion Displaced 15,000 Civilians in Northern Syria

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs revealed on Tuesday that an estimated 15,000 civilians have fled Afrin, northern Syria, after the Turkish government launched an invasion of that city against the U.S.-allied Kurdish forces there.

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FBI: Islamic State Jihadis Targeting Theaters, Churches, Sports Arenas

The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have reportedly identified restaurants, theaters, churches, and sports arenas as possible targets of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-inspired jihadists and homegrown violent extremists, urging law enforcement to remain vigilant for potential attacks against civilian venues.

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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Kurdish Militia: Anti-PKK Turkish Airstrikes in Syria ‘Provocative and Hostile’

Tensions between Turkey and the Kurds continue to escalate as Kurdish militia groups who have been fighting ISIS in Syria complained of coming under fire from Turkish forces. Notably, these are Kurdish militia units not direct affiliated with the PKK—the Kurdish separatists classified as terrorists by Turkey and subjected to airstrikes by American-made Turkish F-16 jets after several recent instances of violence.