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Video Shows Afghan Refugees Forced by Iran to Fight for Assad in Syria

Video footage disseminated on social media appears to support reports that Afghan migrants in state sponsor of terrorism Iran have been recruited by the Shiite country’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to fight in Syria on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad.

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World View: Russia and Turkey Head for Clash on Syria Border

Contents: Mass exodus from Aleppo continues amid reports Russians are using cluster bombs; United Nations demands that Turkey admit tens of thousands of Syrian refugees; Turkey border ‘buffer zone’ could result in clash with Syrian army

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Report: Child Soldiers Used to Fight Against ISIS in Iraq

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a report accusing Shiite militias in Iraq of using child soldiers to fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). The terrorist group is widely known for also using this practice.

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Russia Blasts UN Plan to Investigate Bashar Al-Assad for Chemical Weapons

The United Nations security council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to investigate if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against innocent civilians. However, the honeymoon did not last long when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blasted these claims.

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Buddhist Monks in Myanmar Call for Hijab Ban

Buddhist monks in Myanmar have called for a government-enforced ban on headscarves in schools across the country. “When [Muslims] live in Myanmar, they need to obey the laws and regulations of the country. We are not targeting or attacking their religion,” U Pamaukkha, a monk calling for this ban, said.

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China Mulls Anti-Terror Law Defining ‘Speech’ as Terrorism

In light of escalating terrorist activity in its western Xinjiang region, the Chinese legislature is considering its first terror-specific criminal code—which, in its current form, would make any speech the government deems to “undermine public security” a criminal violation.