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Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Federal police forces were involved in operations around Qayyarah in late October Men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms are reported to have tortured and killed residents of villages south of Mosul, Amnesty International says. Evidence gathered by the group suggests up to six people from the Shura and Qayyarah […]

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been fleeing areas north of Raqqa where SDF fighters are battling IS A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 20 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and […]

Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Federal police forces were involved in operations around Qayyarah in late October Men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms are reported to have tortured and killed residents of villages south of Mosul, Amnesty International says. Evidence gathered by the group suggests up to six people from the Shura and Qayyarah […]

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been fleeing areas north of Raqqa where SDF fighters are battling IS A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 20 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and […]

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been fleeing areas north of Raqqa where SDF fighters are battling IS A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 20 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and […]

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 20 civilians near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been fleeing areas north of Raqqa where SDF fighters are battling IS A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 20 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and […]

US election 2016: Middle East awaits Trump policy decisions

US election 2016: Middle East awaits Trump policy decisions

Image copyright Reuters Many Middle Eastern leaders have congratulated Donald Trump on his unexpected victory in the US presidential election. But some will be waiting to see whether he changes long-standing US policies on major issues and crises in the region. BBC correspondents have been gauging the reaction. Iraq and Syria: Quentin Sommerville, Mosul Image […]

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 16 civilians near Raqqa’

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 16 civilians near Raqqa’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Civilians have been fleeing areas north of Raqqa where SDF fighters are battling IS A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and […]

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Commanders from the rebel forces warned civilians to leave militant-occupied areas A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it has begun an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes. They have warned civilians to […]

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Commanders from the rebel forces warned civilians to leave militant-occupied areas A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it has begun an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes. They have warned civilians to […]