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South Sudanese combatants target aid workers

South Sudan | Seven killed in most recent ambush on a humanitarian convoy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/17, 12:47 pm

Attackers on Saturday ambushed and killed six aid workers and a driver from a South Sudanese nonprofit, the United Nations mission in the country said. The attack comes as famine affects some 100,000 South Sudanese and leaves another 1 million at risk.

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Iraq’s grisly liberation

Iraq | Areas freed from the Islamic State’s grip display the depth of the terror group’s war crimes. As Iraqi forces continue that fight, American aid groups are staking out front-line positions, too
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/02/17, 11:24 am

MOSUL, Iraq—In the Nineveh Plains cities destroyed by ISIS, the devil lies in the details. In Qaraqosh, the largest such town, ISIS militants left behind cooking pots and vacuum cleaners wired with explosives. Piles of rubble concealed pressure plates made of metal tape measures, wired to detonate when even a child stepped on them.

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Central African Republic tries to curb religious war crimes

Africa | Prosecutor appointed after a Christian neighborhood was attacked
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/23/17, 11:43 am

Christians and rights groups have said Central African Republic’s appointment of a prosecutor to bring war criminals to justice will help restore peace in the country. Christians and other civilians have died and fled their homes in the ongoing clashes with Muslim rebel factions.

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