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80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

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DEADLY ATTACK. People collect the belongings of the victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted a demonstration of Hazara minority in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 23, 2016. Photo by Jawad Jalali/EPA

The attack represents a major escalation for the ISIS group, which so has largely been confined to the eastern province of Nangarhar

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 24, 2016) — Islamic State group jihadists (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday, July 23, that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in their first major attack in the Afghan capital.  Continue reading 80 dead as ISIS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

Dire conditions for civilians trapped in Iraq’s Fallujah

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CAUGHT IN CONFLICT. An Iraqi man inspects his car that was damaged after an alleged government missile attack in Fallujah, Iraq on May 24, 2016. Photo by stringer/EPA

The United Nations estimates there are still 50,000 civilians in Fallujah, where Iraqi forces are battling the Islamic State for control

BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 26, 2016) — Only 800 people have been able to flee Fallujah since Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to retake the city, the United Nations (UN) said in a statement released Thursday. Continue reading Dire conditions for civilians trapped in Iraq’s Fallujah

ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

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ISIS ATTACK. An officer stands next to damaged cars at the site of a bombing in a bus station in Jableh city, Lattakia province, Syria on May 23, 2016. Photo from Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The Islamic State says the attacks were in retaliation for Syrian regime and Russian air strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria (May 24, 2016) — More than 148 people were killed Monday, May 23, in bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime’s coastal heartland. Continue reading ISIS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 148

Microsoft tells UN more can be done to combat digital terror

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FIGHTING TERRORISM. Microsoft vice president Steven Crown addresses the United Nations Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York, USA, May 11, 2016. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

An IT company addresses the UN Security Council for the first time to tackle jihadists’ use of technology ‘to spread violence, to destroy, and to kill’

UNITED NATIONS, USA (May 12, 2016) — Microsoft told the United Nations on Wednesday, May 11, that technology companies can do more to combat digital terror, but warned there was no single solution to prevent terrorists from using the web. Continue reading Microsoft tells UN more can be done to combat digital terror

94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by ISIS

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ISIS BLAST. Iraqis look at the damage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shiite area north of the capital Baghdad, on May 11, 2016. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

The attacks come as the Iraqi government is locked in a political crisis

BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 12, 2016) — Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shiite area, killed at least 94 people on Wednesday, May 11, the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year. Continue reading 94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by ISIS

Yazidi women, girls seek healing in Germany after ISIS ‘hell’

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DISPLACED. A general view of the Yazidi refugee camp near the Iraqi border crossing of Zakho, August 18, 2014. File photo by EPA
One girl, an 8-year-old, was raped ‘hundreds of times’ by Islamic State jihadists

GENEVA, Switzerland (Feb. 29, 2016) — One 8-year-old was repeatedly sold and raped, while another girl set herself on fire to make herself less attractive to her jihadist captors.

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