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Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people

Aftermath from a car bomb in Iraq.At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's north last month.

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

ISIL fighters in Syria.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.

More than 5,000 civilians killed in Iraq this year - U.N.

At least five thousand civilians have been killed in Iraq this year.At least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been killed this year in violence, the United Nations said on Friday in the most detailed account yet of the impact of months of unrest culminating in an assault by Sunni militants through the north of the country.

Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport

Militants have attacked Kabul airport.Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year.

Ninety killed by Islamist attack on Syrian gas field

Ninety people have been killed in a gas field attack in Syria.Militant group Islamic State seized a Syrian gas field and killed at least 90 people on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said.

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