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Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

Obama says will ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State

Sep 03, – He added destroying the militant group will take time because of the power vacuum in Syria, the abundance of battle hardened fighters that grew out of al-Qaeda in the Iraqi war, and the need to build coalitions, including with local Sunni communities. The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it […]

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Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Amnesty accuses IS of ‘systematic ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Sep 02, – The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said IS jihadists had carried out “acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale” in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group’s “graveyard”. Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Islamic State fighters of “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern […]

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August – U.N.

Sep 01, – Another 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee, the U.N. added, as Islamic State militants, who have grabbed large areas of territory since June, pushed into land controlled by Kurdish troops and targeted religious minorities. At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said […]

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Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Aug 29, – The execution of scores of Syrian soldiers taken captive by Islamic State at an air base in Raqqa province has triggered unusually harsh social media criticism of the Damascus government by people who have taken its side in the civil war. A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is […]

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Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Islamic State executes more than 160 Syria troops – monitor

Aug 28, – News of the killings comes as US President Barack Obama is reportedly weighing air strikes on IS positions in Syria and coming closer to greenlighting a mission to aid Shiite Turkmen trapped in an Iraqi town by the jihadists. Islamic State jihadists have executed more then 160 fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitoring […]

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Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Islamic State commits war crimes, Syrian govt using poison gas – UN

Aug 27, – The Sunni militants, who are bringing weapons from Iraq, have changed the power balance in Syria, consolidating control over large areas and establishing order by imposing harsh sharia law, the U.N. said in its latest report. The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and […]

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UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings

Aug 25, – U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned “grave, horrific human rights violations” being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West. The United Nations condemned on Monday “appalling, widespread” crimes […]

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21 civilians killed in Nigerian military strike

21 civilians killed in Nigerian military strike

May 18, AP – At least 21 people were reportedly killed in Friday’s attack in the Sambisa Forest Reserve, south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, a military spokesperson said. There has been no independent confirmation of the number of casualties. A military air raid on insurgent camps in northeast Nigeria has killed at […]

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