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Mosul: Cats Feed on Islamic State Jihadi Corpses as Civilians Fear Famine

The battle to liberate Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from the Islamic State is turning one month old this week, and while the Iraqi army has made significant inroads where the terrorist group previously ruled, civilians are growing concerned that their food supply is running short, while risk of disease grows as the corpses of ISIS jihadis rot in the streets.

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Yemen: Sunni Strongholds Closer Than Ever to Falling to Al Qaeda, ISIS

With the Shiite Houthi rebels losing ground in southern Yemen, Sunni jihadist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State appear poised to fill the power vacuum in areas where neither the Houthis nor internationally recognized President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have been able to secure a foothold.