Watchdog: Syrian Forces Used Chemical Weapons in Aleppo

Syrian government forces carried out at least eight chemical attacks during the final weeks of the battle for Aleppo, killing nine people, among them four children, and injuring hundreds more, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

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Boko Haram Jihadists Teach Boy Soldiers How to Rape Women

Islamist militants from the Boko Haram terror group are instructing their teenage recruits how to sexually assault women as part of their training, both as a means of terror and an incentive for the young militants.

A child with a gun sits in a car on June 09, 1994 with Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) partisans patrolling the streets of Kigali, Rwanda. The UN headquarters came under attack as fierce fighting raged in the capital on June 09. (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rights Group: Islamic State in Mosul Targets Civilians as it Retreats

Islamic State militants in Mosul are deliberately targeting civilians who refuse to join them as they retreat ahead of advancing Iraqi forces involved in a large-scale government operation to retake the militant-held city, an international watchdog said on Wednesday.

TOPSHOT - Men wait for their identity to be checked by soldiers from the Iraqi Special Forces' second division in Mosul's eastern district of Karkukli on November 18, 2016, during a massive operation to retake the last IS-held city in the country. The group of men was taken to a …