An estimated 50,000 civilians still in the Iraqi city of Falluja struggle to stay alive. They're caught between the frontlines as fighters of the so-called Islamic State try to hold off an offensive by Iraqi government forces and Shiite militias.
The Iraqi military has begun its latest offensive against the so-called "Islamic State," weeks after liberating the city of Mosul. IS still occupies territory around Mosul, but its "caliphate" has effectively collapsed.
The Philippine military has held a ceasefire in its fight against Islamists in Marawi to allow Muslims to celebrate Eid. But gunfire is reported to have resumed as soon as the eight-hour truce ended.
A 16-year-old German girl who allegedly ran away to Iraq to join the so-called "Islamic State" has been found. The girl, along with three German women, are reportedly being held in an Iraqi prison.
The case of runaway jihadi schoolgirl Linda W. has raised the question of what will happen if she returns to Germany. Membership of "Islamic State" is not trivial, but a mere prison sentence could be counter-productive.
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