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IS executed 741 civilians during Mosul battle: UN

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© AFP/File | A total of 2,521 civilians were killed in Mosul in the fighting which ended in July, mostly by IS

GENEVA (AFP) – The Islamic State group executed 741 civilians in the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN said Thursday, accusing the jihadists of perpetrating “international crimes” during the nine-month military campaign. 261 more words

Trapped in Syria's Raqa, civilians become human shields for IS | AFP

Hawi al-Hawa (Syria) (AFP) – As fighters from the Islamic State group retreat into a shrinking part of Syria’s Raqa, they are dragging along terrified civilians for cover against a ferocious US-backed onslaught. 842 more words

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Does Hamas Use Schools as Human Shields?

MYTH:

Hamas Does not use Schools as Civilian Shields.

FACT

During the war with the Palestinians (the “Al-Aqsa Intifada,”), and operations Cast Lead… 146 more words

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After dreams of freedom, a bitter escape from Syria's Raqa | AFP

HAWI AL-HAWA (SYRIA) (AFP) – For years, Gharam Habbal and her elderly father had desperately dreamt of escaping the Islamic State group’s hellish grip on Raqa. 615 more words

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Why the battle against ISIS in Iraq's Tal Afar is ‘many times worse’ than Mosul

Published time: 30 Aug, 2017 18:39Edited time: 30 Aug, 2017 19:14

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Northwest of Tal Afar, Iraq August 28, 2017 © Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters… 1,458 more words

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BBC News conceals part of a story on Hamas tunnels

On August 10th the BBC News website published a report titled “Israel to speed up Gaza tunnel barrier“.

“Israel is to accelerate the building of a huge barrier along its boundary with Gaza aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling under the border. 724 more words

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