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Killing Twice for ISIS and Saying So Live on Facebook

Killing Twice for ISIS and Saying So Live on Facebook Alissa J. Rubin and Lilia Blaise, The New York Times  14 June 2016 Image: Police officers at the crime scene a day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed a police captain in Magnanville, France, on Tuesday. CreditThibault Camus/Associated Press PARIS — He stabbed an off-duty police officer and left him bleeding to death on his own doorstep. He forced his way inside the home and stabbed and

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Iraq’s army retakes village south of Mosul three months after launch of offensive

 Iraq’s army retakes village south of Mosul three months after launch of offensive Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim, The Washington Post  14 June 2016 Image: Smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq. (Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters) BAGHDAD — The Iraqi army wrested control of a village held by the Islamic State south of Mosul on Tuesday, nearly three months after launching an offensive to retake it. The Iraqi military

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These Iraqis dodged bombs and bullets to escape the Islamic State, but their misery hasn’t ended

These Iraqis dodged bombs and bullets to escape the Islamic State, but their misery hasn’t ended Loveday Morris, The Washington Post  15 June 2016 Image: Children inside the medical center near Fallujah watch through a fence. (Ali Arkady/VII for The Washington Post) AMARIYAT FALLUJAH, Iraq — The family thought they had safely escaped Islamic State-held Fallujah, letting out cries of joy when they reached the outskirts of the city. But moments

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Amal Clooney Will Represent Victims of Yazidi Genocide

Amal Clooney Will Represent Victims of Yazidi Genocide Most of the victims of the Yazidi genocide are women Rosalie Chan, Time  June 9 2016 Image: Amal Clooney in Wesywood, CA on Feb. 1, 2016. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin—Getty Images Lawyer and activist Amal Clooney will represent the women who have been enslaved and trafficked by ISIS in the Yazidi genocide. Clooney, a barrister who specializes in international law and human rights law, plans to

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Twin blasts near Damascus kill 12, wounds dozens

Twin blasts near Damascus kill 12, wounds dozens Bassem Mroue, The Washington Post  11 June 2016 Image: Civilians and members of the Syrian army inspect the damage after an attack by suicide bombers in the Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters) BEIRUT — Suicide bombers struck close to Damascus on Saturday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombings through

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A Report from the Yazda Documentation Project on Mass Graves of Yazidis Killed by the Islamic State Organization or Local Affiliates On or After August 3, 2014

A Report from the Yazda Documentation Project on Mass Graves of Yazidis Killed by the Islamic State Organization or Local Affiliates On or After August 3, 2014 Yazda A Global Yazidi Organization  January 28 2016 Image: Part of the Hamadan site after tampering – Photo: Yazda

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American ISIS Fighter Who ‘Found it Hard’ Returns to Face Criminal Charges

American ISIS fighter who ‘found it hard’ returns to face criminal charges Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post 9 June 2016 Image: Mohamad Khweis in 2010. (Fairfax County Police) A Northern Virginia man who joined and then fled the Islamic State before being captured by Kurdish fighters in Iraq was flown back to the United States late Wednesday to face trial. Mohamad Khweis was charged in federal district court in Alexandria with providing and

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F.B.I. Steps Up Use of Stings in ISIS Cases

F.B.I. Steps Up Use of Stings in ISIS Cases Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times  June 7 2016 Image: Michael German, a former undercover agent with the F.B.I. who researches national security law at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice, said the agency was “manufacturing terrorism cases.” Credit Nancy Borowick for The New York Times  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. has significantly increased its use of stings in terrorism cases,

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Defiant Bashar al-Assad Vows to Retake ‘Every Inch’ of Syria

Defiant Bashar al-Assad Vows to Retake ‘Every Inch’ of Syria DAVID E. SANGER and RICK GLADSTONE, The New York Times  JUNE 7 2016 Image: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria promised Parliament that the armed conflicts in the country would continue as long as the Islamic State posed a threat. By SYRIA TV, VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS on  Publish Date June 7, 2016. Photo by Sana, via Reuters. WASHINGTON — Syria’s president promised to retake

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Suicide Bombings In and Around Iraqi Capital Kill 31 People

Suicide bombings in and around Iraqi capital kill 31 people Sinan Salaheddin, The Washington Post  9 June 2016  Image: A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, June 9, 2016. Two separate suicide attacks in and outside the Iraqi capital have killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens. Officials say the deadliest bombing took place in New

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