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UN declares Syria responsible for chemical attack

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/27/17, 12:03 pm

The Syrian government was responsible for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed more than 90 people last April, according to a report by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Syria and its close allyRussia have denied any attack and strongly criticized the Joint Investigative Mechanism commissioned to look into it. The attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, sparked outrage around the world as photos and video of the aftermath, including quivering children dying on camera, were broadcast worldwide.

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Civilian bodies found in town ISIS occupied

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/17, 11:09 am

Syrian activists and government officials said they found at least 65 bodies of civilians in the central town of Qaryatayn after government troops on Saturday seized the town from Islamic State (ISIS). Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of the killings occurred when ISIS seized the town for three weeks. The activist Palmyra Coordination Committee published the names of the dead and said at least 35 of them had gunshot wounds and were found dumped in a shaft.

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Thousands of trapped migrants discovered in Libya

International | Crisis began after Italy paid local militias to curb migrant flows
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/17, 05:11 pm

Rescue groups in Libya’s northwestern city of Sabratha said thousands of migrants have been trapped in the smuggling hub as rival militia groups battled for control since mid-September. Officials said the clashes began after Italy struck a deal with two militia groups to stem migrant flows.

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