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U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, forced child recruitment in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executions, rape and forced recruitment of children during a campaign to seize much of northern Iraq, part of a conflict it said has killed almost 5,600 civilians this year.<p>A tank is pictured as Iraqi security forces …

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Ancient Christian population of Mosul flees Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The ancient Christian community of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had all but fled by Saturday, ending a presence stretching back nearly two millennia after radical Islamists set them a midday deadline to submit to Islamic rule or leave.<p>The ultimatum by the Islamic State drove …

Battlefield grows as Hamas infiltrates Israel

<b>Gaza City (CNN)</b> -- The battle between Israel and Gazan militants is growing, as the Israel Defense Forces announced early Sunday that it will expand its ground offensive.<p>On Saturday, Hamas Islamist fighters infiltrated nearby parts of Israel via underground tunnels and clashed with Israeli troops. …

Kidnapped 5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Police Shootout

A 5-year-old girl was killed in a shootout between her abductor and police officers after a high-speed chase that ended in a construction area in Leavenworth, Kansas, authorities said Saturday. Chief Patrick Kitchens told a news conference that it was unclear whose bullets killed Cadence Harris, …

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

Israel-Gaza fighting enters 13th day; no sign of diplomatic breakthrough

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas’s armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.<p>The Israeli military said it was checking on the …

Islamic State fighters seize Syria gas field

Fighters from the Islamic State group killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field earlier this week in the bloodiest clashes between the al-Qaeda splinter group and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said.<p>The fighters seized the Shaer gas field in …