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Mass graves in Tikrit might contain 1,700 bodies

<b>Tikrit, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Mass graves believed to hold Iraqi soldiers have been discovered in newly liberated Tikrit.<p>Up to 1,700 bodies may be recovered. ISIS claimed to have executed that many soldiers captured in June outside Camp Speicher, a fortified Iraqi base near Tikrit.<p>A total of 47 bodies have …

Human Rights

The Slow-Motion Push To Drive ISIS From Anbar

While the Iraqi army has had their eyes on capturing Mosul, militia leaders in Anbar grind away against an entrenched ISIS. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Iraq.<p>AL-GARMA, Iraq — With the high-profile battle for Tikrit underway 100 miles to the north, a militia commander and his men were …

Red Cross given permission to deliver aid to Yemen

The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it hopes to bring vital medical supplies and aid workers into Yemen after receiving approval from the Saudi-led military coalition.<p>The aid agency has been negotiating for nearly a week to deliver life-saving supplies and equipment to Yemen, …

Middle East

'It's a hell hole': UNRWA describes Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

<i>DW: After being expelled from the area on Thursday, the "Islamic State" along with the al-Nusra Front - two groups which fiercely oppose each other</i> …

Middle East