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Report:  Attacks on Iraqi Women are a War Tactic

Report: Attacks on Iraqi Women are a War Tactic

By Leila Lemghalef UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - Iraqi women continue to be subject to physical, emotional and sexual violence, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International and Ceasefire Centre…
Today’s Top 7 Myths about Daesh/ ISIL

Today’s Top 7 Myths about Daesh/ ISIL

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) - The self-styled 'Islamic State' Group (ISIS or ISIL), the Arabic acronym for which is Daesh, is increasingly haunting the nightmares of Western journalists and security…
Afghanistan Wakes Up To Daesh/ ISIL Threat

Afghanistan Wakes Up To Daesh/ ISIL Threat

By Qadir Habib and Michael Scollon | (RFE/RL) - After consistently rejecting the idea, Kabul could no longer ignore what self-declared recruiters and fighters had been telling them for months -- the…
ISIL Militants Burn Three Iraqis Alive

ISIL Militants Burn Three Iraqis Alive

By RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq | - Officials and eyewitnesses say Islamic State (IS) militants have burned at least three people alive in Iraq's western Anbar Province. The victims, residents of an…