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Syrians search for IS captives a year after caliphate crumbles

When the Islamic State group lost its Syrian bastion Raqa last year, family members of missing people hoped to finally uncover what happened to their relatives, who vanished years ago in the jihadists’ prisons. But with many IS jails destroyed in fighting and no centralised body investigating the issue, Syrians have spent a year desperately searching with no answers.

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Iraq’s Mosul logs civil records lost to years of IS rule

Mosul residents issued with documents from ministries and courts under the rule of the Islamic State group, flood Nineveh governorate civil registry office in masses to get their official identity papers since the paperwork given by the jihadists is not recognised by the Iraqi authorities.

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Year after IS lost Raqa, holdout hospital awaits recovery

Shattered ultra-sound machines and prosthetic limbs litter the hallways of Raqa’s main hospital, still gutted a year after the Islamic State group made its infamous last stand in its Syrian heartland. The bullet-riddled complex looms large among the sea of destroyed buildings in the northern city, once the de facto Syrian capital of IS’s ill-fated “caliphate”.

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Pakistan’s Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

Hindus and Muslims live in harmony in the small Pakistani town of Mithi, a rare oasis of religious tolerance in the conservative Islamic country, where minorities face harsh discrimination.

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Nobel peace prize winner wants IS jihadists to face trial

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad wants to see members of the Islamic State jihadist group face justice — not death, but trial in a courtroom.

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Ukrainian police clash with ultranationalists in Kiev

Seven police officers were injured Monday in clashes with ultranationalists who were protesting a decision to extradite a Russian citizen wanted by Moscow as a suspected Islamic State fighter, Kiev police said.

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Syrian military released video of clash with IS

(8 Sep 2018) Syria’s military media on Saturday released footage purporting to show battles in the south east of Damascus between the Syrian army and the Islamic State militant group (IS). (Sept. 8)

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Yazidi ‘ex-sex slave’ trapped both in Iraq and in German exile

Ashwaq Haji, a young Yazidi woman who fled to Germany but returned home to northern Iraq, tells how she cannot escape her Islamic State jihadist group captor who used her as a sex slave. Ashwaq, 19, says she ran into the man in a German supermarket in February and traumatised by the encounter, she returned to Iraq the next month.