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Syria: horror of life under ISIL exposed in recaptured Syrian town of al-Shadadi

The horror of life in Syria under the so-called Islamic State was opened up to the world this week when western journalists visited the northern town of al-Shadadi, recaptured recently by Kurdish-led forces. One resident pointed out makeshift gallows. Elsewhere amid the destruction, bombs and explosives are found in the street and in buildings. Many of the abandoned houses contained bunkers and escape tunnels (…) Read more on euronews.org

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ISIL Takfiris kill 120 Kobani civilians in single day: Report

ISIL Takfiris have reportedly killed at least 120 civilians since re-entering the Syrian border town of Kobani on Thursday. “According to medical sources and Kobani residents, 120 civilians were executed by IS (ISIL) in their homes or killed by the group’s rockets or snipers,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, on Friday. ISIL militants reportedly re-entered Kobani months after the Kurdish border town was cleansed of the terrorists. He described the killings as

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Iraq: Three car bombings in Salahuddin leave 14 soldiers dead

Security officials in Iraq say at least 14 Iraqi army soldiers have been killed and more than a dozen others injured in bomb attacks carried out near the largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin. A police source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said three bombers with the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group in vehicles packed with explosives hit security forces and the local headquarters of the volunteer fighters in the area of al-Hajjaj, situated seven kilometers (4.3

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Daesh attack claims lives of 70 Syrian army soldiers: Observatory

More than 70 Syrian soldiers have been killed in an attack by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in western Syria, according to a UK-based pro-opposition monitoring group. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report on Friday that the ISIL’s “ongoing” attack claimed 70 lives on the Syrian army’s side in the city of Homs. The attack is being carried out against the government’s “checkpoints and positions” in the al-Sekhni area in the east of the city, according

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UN: Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February

The UN mission to Iraq says violence in the country claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians. In a statement released on Sunday, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 611 civilians were among 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security forces. UNAMI said at least 2,280 people were wounded, including 1,353 civilians. Last month’s death toll was at least 1,375. It said the most violent

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192 Egyptians flee Libya through Tunisia amid rising ISIL threat

Reports said on Friday that the Egyptians left Libya from the Ras Jdir border crossing and headed towards the Tunisian island of Djerba. Cairo said it will send planes to Djerba to transport the Egyptian nationals to their homeland. Before their departure for the island, the Egyptians were shortly held up by a group of protesters in the Tunisian border town of Ben Guerdane. The protesters, who demanded the government’s investment in the impoverished city, reportedly released the Egyptians after