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Islamic State Committing ‘Murderous’ Atrocities in Iraq, UN Charges

As Iraqi and Kurdish fighters move in on the city of Mosul, the United Nations says it is receiving reports of the “murderous” atrocities committed by ISIS, including extrajudicial killings and summary executions against women, children and male civilians in Iraq.

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Up to 75 Kurds Said Killed in Turkish Bombardment in Syria

Beirut, Lebanon – Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey’s intensifying campaign in northern Syria.

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, Iraqi army soldiers deploy in front of a court run by the Islamic State group after a military operation to regain control of the town of Sadiyah in Diyala province, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Questions persist …

Iraqi Politicians Jockey for Position in Stalled Mosul Operation

The ongoing fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is taking place in a political arena, rather than a battlefield, where Iraq’s rival ethnic and religious groups are duking it out over how to go about liberating the strategically important city, reports Foreign Policy (FP).

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed …

ISIS Launches Rare Attack on Kurdish-Controlled Iraq

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) launched a relatively rare attack behind Kurdish lines in northern Iraq, briefly occupying a local government compound located in the vicinity of several oil-producing fields.

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Report: ISIS Claims to Have Taken Kurdish Peshmerga Fighter Hostage

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) executed several Kurdish Peshmerga troops and took one hostage amid deadly clashes between the two groups near the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk, social media accounts linked to the jihadist group claimed, according to Rudaw

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ISIS Defeat Prompts Syrian Refugees in Turkey to Return Home

Syrian refugees in Turkey are beginning to make their way back to their homes in the city of Tal Abyad after Kurdish forces there defeated the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), dealing a major blow to the jihadist group, reports Agence-France Presse (AFP).