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Syria force wary of human shields in push into IS bastion

Syria force wary of human shields in push into IS bastion

Kurdish-led forces supported by coalition air strikes readied for more evacuations of civilians held as human shields Monday after smashing their way into the militants' last bastion in eastern Syria.

Iraqi forces launch new push on IS in west Mosul

Iraqi forces launch new push on IS in west Mosul

Iraqi forces launched a fresh push on the Islamic State group in Mosul on Thursday, opening a northern front in their battle for the west side of the city, officers said.

IS using thousands as human shields in Mosul: UN

IS using thousands as human shields in Mosul: UN

Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as ‘human shields’ in strategic sites in the city as Iraqi troops advance ...

IS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

IS frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

Islamic State group jihadists have released hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria, but the fate of others remained unknown Saturday.

Retreating IS abducts 2,000 Syrians as 'human shields'

Retreating IS abducts 2,000 Syrians as 'human shields'

Islamic State group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as ‘human shields’ Friday as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.