Ramadi is in ruins - 80 percent destroyed. And then there's the human toll. Only 120 civilians are believed to be still in a city that was once home to a quarter of a million. Many have joined the growing numbers of the internally displaced.
Suicide bombers have attacked a refugee camp and a market near Maiduguri, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The city has been the epicenter of the conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
This is the second mass conviction relating to the 2014 atrocities committed by "Islamic State." The terrorists reportedly killed hundreds of Iraqi air force recruits at the base near the city of Tikrit.
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.
Children have been among those worst hit by "Islamic State" occupation and the battle to liberate Mosul. They suffer malnutrition for lack of food, and toxic stress from the violence they witnessed, Judit Neurink reports
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