29 May 2016

Civilians Risk Landmines And Snipers To Flee Fallujah As U.S.-Backed Iraqi Fighters Battle ISIS

“As the U.S.-led coalition pounds Fallujah in an Iraqi offensive to retake its city from the Islamic State, aid groups warn that tens of thousands of trapped civilians are at risk of dying.” Source: Civilians Risk Landmines And Snipers To Flee Fallujah As U.S.-Backed Iraqi Fighters Battle ISIS

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29 May 2016

IS Grabs Territory From Syrian Rebels Near Turkish Border

“Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.” Source:

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27 May 2016

‘Police officer and protesters killed’ as demonstrations turn violent in DR Congo

“A police officer was killed by stone-throwing protesters in the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a United Nations human rights official said Thursday, as nationwide anti-government demonstrations erupted in violence. A protester was also shot dead in Goma in the east of the country, said José

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27 May 2016

Coalition airstrikes ‘soften’ ISIS before ground battles, general says

“Dispatching air support well ahead of a ground fight has been a critical maneuver in advancing the air war against the Islamic State group, the head of Air Forces Central Command said Thursday.” Source: Coalition airstrikes ‘soften’ ISIS before ground battles, general says

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26 May 2016

Hamas Calls for Resumption of Death Penalty in Gaza

“Hamas, the militant Islamist group that rules Gaza, called on Wednesday for the resumption of the death penalty for certain crimes. Several Palestinians convicted of collaborating with Israel or of murder are now facing execution.” Source: Hamas Calls for Resumption of Death Penalty in Gaza – The New York Times

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26 May 2016

U.S.-backed Syrian militias not preparing assault on Islamic State capital: spokesman

“U.S.-backed Syrian militias are not preparing an assault on Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital of Raqqa at present, a militia spokesman said, indicating the limited scope of a new offensive in nearby areas where fighting raged on Wednesday.” Source: U.S.-backed Syrian militias not preparing assault on Islamic State capital:

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26 May 2016

Iraqis Are Bombarding Fallujah With 50,000 Civilians Trapped Inside

“Iraqi government security forces and allied militias continued their assault on the Islamic State-held town of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing more civilians than militants in the process, according to sources inside the city.” Source: Iraqis Are Bombarding Fallujah With 50,000 Civilians Trapped Inside | VICE News

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26 May 2016

U.S. Says Its Strikes Are Hitting More Significant ISIS Targets

“Nearly two years into the American-led air war against the Islamic State, military officials say they have corrected the poor intelligence collection and clumsy process for identifying targets that initially plagued the campaign, and are now hitting targets like oil rigs and secret cash coffers that finance the terrorist group’s

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25 May 2016

Kenya says its troops kill 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

“Kenya’s military said on Wednesday it had killed 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia where its troops are trying to defeat the militant Islamist group that has often struck civilian targets inside Kenya.” Source: Kenya says its troops kill 21 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia | Reuters

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25 May 2016

Syria conflict: Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa

“A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa.” Source: Syria conflict: Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa – BBC News

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