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Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

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DISPLACED. Iraqi families walk down a road as they flee Mosul on March 3, 2017, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State fighters. File photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

In just a little over a week, more than 45,000 are displaced in Iraq and over 26,000 are forced to flee in Syria

MOSUL, Iraq (Mar. 6, 2017 ) — Tens of thousands of civilians have fled offensives against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria, where the jihadists are battling to keep what remains of their territory, the United Nations (UN) said Sunday, March 5. Continue reading Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria

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An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

The abductions come as Russian and Syrian jets pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Aug. 13, 2016) — Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as “human shields” Friday, August 13, as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.  Continue reading ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria