Iraqi, Kurdish forces recapture Islamic State-held Bashir town: officials

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BASHIR, Iraq,— Iraqi Kurdish and Turkmen Shiite forces have recaptured the town of Bashir from the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said on Sunday. Pressure for an operation to retake the town had grown in March after IS launched a chemical attack from Bashir on the nearby town of Taza that killed at least three […]

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Iraqi, Kurdish Yazidi women sexual slaves ‘sold like chickens’: rights group

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LONDON,— Up to 10,000 women and girls in Iraq have been abducted or trafficked for sexual slavery, prostitution or ransom, rights groups said on Wednesday, as they called for the Iraqi government to crack down on crimes against women. Campaigners estimate some 14,000 women have been killed since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, and many […]

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