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Syria: Deadly fighting rages on between ISIL, Kurdish forces

Fighting raged for a third day on Saturday between ISIL (ISIS) and Kurdish forces in Syria after attackers stormed a prison housing members of the armed group in violence that has killed more than 70 people so far.

‘IS’ launches biggest attack in Syria in two years – DW News

The so-called Islamic State has launched the largest-scale attack in Syria since it was defeated there in 2019. Their target was a prison holding jihadists in the northeast. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they repelled the attackers and recaptured all or most of the inmates who’d escaped in the chaos.

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Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun

Defendant convicted in a German court after enslaving a Yazidi woman and her five-year-old daughter In a landmark verdict, a former member of the Islamic State group has been found guilty of genocide by a German court over the death of a five-year-old Yazidi girl he had bought as a slave and then chained up in theContinue reading “Ex-IS member guilty of genocide for chaining up Yazidi girl to die in the sun”

UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences

Ben Raymond, founder of UK neo-Nazi group National Action, was also convicted of holding information useful to a terrorist. The co-founder and chief propagandist of banned UK neo-Nazi group National Action was found guilty of being a member of a banned terrorist organisation on Thursday. Ben Raymond, a 32-year-old from Swindon in southwest England, helpedContinue reading “UK: Co-Founder of Banned Neo-Nazi Group Convicted of Terror Offences”

What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News

“We’re the ones that keep other people awake at night”: That’s the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian military planners plotting their next moves. Doran is the senior American representative serving with the UK’s Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21), the largest fifth-generation carrierContinue reading “What is behind Russia’s build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border? – DW News”

Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest

Military police launch tear gas canisters to disperse about 100 protesters trying to march towards downtown Ouagadougou to protest the government’s failure to quell violence. Police have fired tear gas in Burkina Faso’s capital during a demonstration against the government’s failure to stop a wave of violence by hardliner fighters. Opponents of President Roch Kabore,Continue reading “Burkina Faso police fire tear gas at anti-government protest”

Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News

An explosion at a Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has left at least 50 people dead and scores more wounded. The deadly explosion has marked the bloodiest assault since US forces left Afghanistan. Videos posted on social media show rescuers shepherding people, including women and children, away from the scene. TheContinue reading “Explosion at Shiite mosque leaves at least 50 dead in Kunduz, Afghanistan – DW News”

Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera

A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead,” a Taliban spokesman said. The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Though no group has claimed responsibility for theContinue reading “Several killed in blast outside Kabul mosque – Al Jazeera”

New Zealand police kill ‘violent extremist’ after he stabs 6 at Auckland supermarket

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terror attack and said the man was inspired by the Islamic State group. Police in New Zealand say they were so concerned about the threat posed by one “violent extremist” that they were following him on what appeared to be a routine trip Friday to a supermarket inContinue reading “New Zealand police kill ‘violent extremist’ after he stabs 6 at Auckland supermarket”

World in ‘severe cascade of human rights setbacks’, UN human rights chief warns

The United Nations’ Human Rights chief called on Monday for “concerted action” to fight a severe deterioration of rights globally. “To recover from the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes, we need a life-changing vision — and concerted action to follow up,” Michelle Bachelet said in her opening statement to theContinue reading “World in ‘severe cascade of human rights setbacks’, UN human rights chief warns”