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ISIL Confirms Death of Top Commander

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The Islamic State has confirmed reports that Omar al-Shishani, one of the organization’s top military commanders, has died (Rudaw). Amaq, the Islamic State’s media outlet, released the information on Wednesday (Al Jazeera). While it did not state when Shishani was killed, it stated that he died in the Iraqi town of Shirqat during battle (Al […]

Iraq Stalls Fallujah Assault

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On May 23, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that he would start a new offensive to liberate the city of Fallujah from ISIL (Al Jazeera). Fallujah was the first city to fall under ISIL’s control in 2014 and has been under siege by Iraqi forces for 18 months (Al Jazeera). Iraqi forces, backed by […]

Kyushu Earthquake Ravages Southern Japan

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As of Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the death toll from the two earthquakes that hit Kumamoto prefecture in Japan last weekend has increased to 48 (CBS). The first earthquake that hit was a 6.2 magnitude, followed by a 7.3 magnitude about 27 hours later (ABC). No nuclear facilities were damaged and there were no tsunami warnings issued after […]