Islamic State

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Former IS fighters say they paid way out of Kurdish jail in ‘reconciliation’ scheme
Exclusive: documents also indicate prisoners who pay £6,000 being freed from cells in north-east Syria

Bethan McKernan and Hussam Hammoud

22, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Daughter of British man killed by IS describes confronting his death
Bethany Haines recounts watching video of beheading and looking at alleged IS killer in the eye in court in ITV programme

Haroon Siddique

21, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan: a fast-developing disaster | Editorial
Editorial: As its economy implodes and the food crisis grows, its people feel betrayed. No wonder

Editorial

21, Nov, 2021 @5:12 PM

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France ‘did everything it could’ to foil terror attacks, Hollande tells court
Ex-president tells trial the government had no prior warning of Paris 2015 attacks

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

10, Nov, 2021 @6:07 PM

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‘There was blood everywhere’: UK and Irish survivors on 2015 Bataclan attack
Witnesses to atrocity in Paris music venue that killed 90 talk of playing dead and trying to help the wounded

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

15, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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‘A lull not a loss’: Islamic State is rebuilding in Syria, say Kurdish forces
Those who fought the so-called caliphate fear a US withdrawal could help the terrorist group to rise again

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria. Pictures by Achilleas Zavallis

14, Oct, 2021 @12:24 PM

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UK ‘colluding in torture’ by leaving women and children in Syria camps
Rights watchdog accuses Britain of turning a blind eye to degrading treatment of those who lived under IS

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Oct, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Canada drops charges against man who claimed to be IS executioner
Shehroze Chaudhry, who featured in New York Times podcast, had been charged under terrorism hoax laws

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

11, Oct, 2021 @4:03 PM

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War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition
The site of Islamic State’s last stand is now the most hotly contested pocket of the Middle East

Martin Chulov in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

09, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Sir John Chilcot obituary
Civil servant who chaired the Iraq war inquiry and gave a damning verdict on Tony Blair

David Hencke

05, Oct, 2021 @4:31 PM

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‘Living in a cave is no life’: Pakistani villagers trapped by Taliban and poverty
Seven years after fleeing army clashes with militants, 100 families eking out an existence on a hillside near the Afghan border are unable to return home

Oliver Marsden

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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ICC asked to relaunch inquiry into Taliban and IS ‘war crimes’
Move shows court’s determination to investigate contemporary as well as past crimes against humanity

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

27, Sep, 2021 @10:14 AM

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