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Iraq: UN probe into ISIL atrocities making ‘real progress’, Security Council hears

The special UN Investigative Team probing ISIL atrocities in Iraq is making “real progress,” its chief said on Monday, as it begins to pinpoint the perpetrators of some of the worst crimes committed by the terrorist group during its years-long occupation of large swathes of the country.

Courage of terrorism survivors underlines ‘urgency’ of UN Investigative Team’s work in Iraq

The leader of the special UN Investigation Team probing crimes committed by ISIL terrorists in Iraq, said on Tuesday that the courage being demonstrated by survivors coming forward “serves to underline the urgency” they need to carry on with their work.

Thousands risk lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL stronghold

North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq

In a “landmark” resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the

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Syria’s “moment of truth” fast approaching: Envoy

ISIL or Daesh fighters in two key Syrian towns are nearing defeat and when that happens it could be the “moment of truth” for the future of the country, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.

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Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors

Thousands of Iraqi women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by extremists should receive care, protection and justice.

Furthermore, children born to them as a result of such violence should not face a life of discrimination and abuse.

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UN supporting civilians fleeing Telafar, Iraq

UN agencies in Iraq are gearing up to help thousands of civilians expected to flee the city of Telafar.

The northern city has been under the control of the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh, for the past three years.

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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

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West Mosul “a ghost city” devoid of all life: IOM

Recently-liberated West Mosul has become “a ghost city” which is devoid of all life and urgently in need of international funds so residents can return.

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Mosul teen shot by sniper dreams of medical career

A teenage girl who lost her leg while fleeing from the Iraqi city of Mosul hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

Milad Yassi, 16, had to have her left leg amputated after being shot by a sniper from the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

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