Islamic State

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Australian child pleads with prime minister to be rescued from Syrian detention camp
Exclusive: ‘I have spent half my life in a tent closed off by gates like a prison,’ says the child, who is under 10, in a voice message to Anthony Albanese

Ben Doherty

31, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Four Daughters review – fact and fiction mix in mother’s heartbreak over Islamic State
Actors and real people re-enact the past to understand why two daughters left Tunisia to fight for IS in Syria, leaving the rest of the family behind

Peter Bradshaw

20, May, 2023 @4:58 PM

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Fathers of forgiveness: the extraordinary friendship formed in the shadow of the Bataclan
Both Azdyne Amimour and Georges Salines have children who died in the attack that day – but Amimour’s son was one of the terrorists. They describe what brought them together and why their bond is so important

Steve Rose

10, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Australian boy, 11, held in Syrian camp begs for flight home: ‘I want to feel safe’
Child – one of about 30 Australian minors awaiting repatriation – faces being taken from his family to an adult jail

Ben Doherty

07, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Indefinite torture’: the desperate wait for Australian mothers in Syria to get their children out
Families in trapped in the Roj camp say the environment is ‘toxic’ for their children’s mental and physical wellbeing

Ben Doherty

29, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Reasonable Cause to Suspect by Sally Lane review – my son, the enemy of the state
A mother’s frank and heartfelt tale of trying to free her son – labelled ‘Jihadi Jack’ by the press – from a Kurdish jail is the stuff of nightmares

Tim Adams

23, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Cotton, gold or jihad: Burkina Faso’s youth caught between violence and hardship
With one of youngest populations in the world, citizens face choice of joining armed groups or working in harsh conditions

Èlia Borràs in Bobo-Dioulasso and Jaume Portell in Barcelona

19, Apr, 2023 @11:52 AM

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Australia must rescue citizens from ‘dire’ Syrian detention camps, Red Cross says
Global director general says ‘state of in-limbo cannot last longer’, with about 40 citizens still believed to be detained indefinitely

Daniel Hurst and Ben Doherty

08, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Egyptian army has turned Sinai schools into military bases, says rights group
Exclusive: Group says military is compromising children’s right to education with its campaign against militants

Oliver Holmes

30, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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RAF airstrikes killed 29 civilians in Iraq and Syria in two years, analysis suggests
Report says UK armed service has ‘major questions to answer’ about conduct in war against Islamic State

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Mar, 2023 @2:54 PM

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Ham-fisted but humane: the BBC’s podcast about Shamima Begum raises vital questions | Zoe Williams
Insisting it’s wrong to give her a ‘platform’ is childish: I’m Not a Monster illustrates issues that may come to affect many, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

22, Mar, 2023 @2:04 PM

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Multiple civilian deaths linked to 2016-17 British airstrikes against IS in Mosul
Exclusive: Guardian investigation finds deaths despite claims British weapons did not harm a single non-combatant

Emma Graham-Harrison Sanjana Varghese and Julia Nueno

21, Mar, 2023 @5:07 PM

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