Islamic State Killed Hundreds as It Took Ramadi


BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants likely killed up to 500 people – both Iraqi civilians and soldiers – and forced 8,000 to flee from their homes as they captured the city of Ramadi, a provincial official said Monday, while the government-backed Shiite militias vowed to mount a counter-offensive and reclaim the Anbar provincial capital. The statements followed Sunday’s shocking defeat of Iraq’s security and military forces as the militants swiftly took control of Ramadi, sending government forces there fleeing in a major loss despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists. Bodies, some burned, littered the city’s streets as local officials reported the militants…

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Myanmar acknowledges 'concern' over migrant exodus

Myanmar Monday acknowledged international “concerns” about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea. The comments came as fresh details emerged from migrants of brutal fighting with metal bars and knives that left […]