In October 2017, the Syrian city of Raqqa was liberated from the Islamic State terror group. Kurdish and Syrian forces captured not only IS fighters, but also their wives, some of whom are German. They now face an uncertain future.
The "Islamic State" group was able to conquer Iraq's second-largest city in June 2014 because it had supporters inside Mosul. How do victims and perpetrators live together today? An appraisal a year after liberation.
Human Rights Watch has said a local group working to uncover mass graves in formerly IS-held areas needs "international support and technical assistance to preserve evidence of possible crimes and identify the remains."
Female IS members have been notoriously difficult to prosecute for German authorities. But after pledging to crack down, authorities have charged a woman who allegedly worked for the IS morality police.
France has sent humanitarian aid to a government-controlled area near Damascus after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery. It's the first joint humanitarian aid effort in Syria between Russia and a western country.
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