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The tragedy of Iraq’s Sunnis

The tragedy of Iraq’s Sunnis

September 16, 2015 0

KIRKUK 16 September 2015 (IRIN) - The Islamic State has forced hundreds of thousands of Iraqis from minority sects to flee. But the militants, who are Sunni Muslims, have actually displaced more of

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Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With the Islamic State cracking down

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Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

Will Islamic State allow polio drive?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 2, 2015 0

GAZIANTEP 02 September 2015 (IRIN) - The news that Syria had eradicated polio was one of the few positive pieces of news from the country this year. With the Islamic State cracking down

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The road to Damascus – key Syrian artery under threat

The road to Damascus – key Syrian artery under threat

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 13, 2015 0

ISTANBUL 13 August 2015 (IRIN) - The M5 road, a key trade route for government-controlled Syria, is under fresh threat from the Islamic State. The impact could be huge

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Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State

Bearing witness to the crimes of the Islamic State

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 12, 2015 0

ERBIL, IRAQ 12 August 2015 (IRIN) - Brave civilians in Iraq’s second city of Mosul and other areas under the control of so-called Islamic State are defying the Islamist militants by reporting information

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Fact check: Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds?

Fact check: Is Turkey using ISIS as an excuse to fight the Kurds?

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 11, 2015 0

ISTANBUL 11 August 2015 (IRIN) - Is Turkey faking its commitment to taking on so-called Islamic State so it can go after its longtime Kurdish separatist foes?

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Dataviz: The civilians killed targeting ISIS

Dataviz: The civilians killed targeting ISIS

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 3, 2015 0

ISTANBUL 03 August 2015 (IRIN) - The US-led bombing campaign against the so-called Islamic State has killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, despite official recognition of only two deaths, a new

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Secrecy in Sinai – an unknown human toll

Secrecy in Sinai – an unknown human toll

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 10, 2015 0

CAIRO 10 July 2015 (IRIN) - Ever since Islamic State-affiliated militants tried to take the town of Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai last week, the Egyptian media has talked of little else. But

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Taking back the narrative from Islamic State

Taking back the narrative from Islamic State

July 9, 2015 0

ABU DHABI 09 July 2015 (IRIN) - As the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has spread, part of its success has been its ability to dominate the message online through slick propaganda. To defeat

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Iraq’s deepening divides

Iraq’s deepening divides

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 7, 2015 0

ERBIL/DUBAI 07 July 2015 (IRIN) - As parts of Iraq become liberated from the so-called Islamic State (IS), there are fears of new waves of violence between internally-displaced people (IDPs) who are starting

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