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Yazidi women rescued from Islamic State captors face dilemma of leaving ‘Daesh’ children or being shunned by community in Iraq's Sinjar
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Yazidi women rescued from Islamic State captors face dilemma of leaving ‘Daesh’ children or being shunned by community in Iraq's Sinjar

Freed after years in jihadist captivity, Jihan, a woman from the Yazidi community in Iraq faced an agonising ultimatum: abandon her three small children fathered by an Islamic State fighter or risk being shunned by her community.

Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for Islamic State: Erdogan
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Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for Islamic State: Erdogan

Istanbul: Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State jihadist group's de-facto capital of Raqa in Syria into a "graveyard" for the extremists, the Turkish president said Saturdy. The Turkish government is pressuring Washington to stop backing Kurdish fighters as an ally in the fight against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, in a dispute that has has limited cooperation between the NATO allies.

Islamic State burns 19 Yazidi girls for 'refusing to have sex with militants'
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Islamic State burns 19 Yazidi girls for 'refusing to have sex with militants'

Militants from the Islamic State group executed 19 Yazidi girls who refused to be sex slaves by burning them alive inside iron cages

Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar
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Smoke screens and snipers: Islamic State resists Kurdish fighters in Sinjar

Last week, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched the operation to retake Sinjar.