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U.N. Warns 70% of Explosives Remain Uncleared in Iraqi Islamic State Territory

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) warned on Sunday that roughly 70 percent of the land mines, improvised explosive devices, and other hazards created during the Islamic State’s occupation of Iraq remain undiscovered. UNMAS said these lurking hazards were a major impediment to displaced Iraqis returning to their homes.

This picture taken on March 24, 2019 shows a discarded landmine lying on the ground in the village of Baghouz in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border, a day after IS group's "caliphate" was declared defeated by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). (Photo by GIUSEPPE …

The Supposed Suicide Chickens of ISIS

ISIS has had a complicated relationship with poultry. Back in April, they were reportedly snatching boxes of frozen chicken away from starving people and burning them, because the chicken allegedly failed to meet the caliphate’s religious dietary standards. Now the UK Daily Mail reports that ISIS is conscripting chickens into service as suicide bombers.

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ISIS Allegedly Kills 30 on Turkey-Syria Border

An explosion on Turkey’s border with Syria, allegedly executed by ISIS, killed at least 31 people on Monday. “We are concerned that the number of death will increase. The perpetrators will soon be found and put on trial,” Turkey’s interior minister said in a statement.

The Associated Press