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Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

Syrian rebels launch offensive to retake key Homs neighborhood

Syria, rebels agree truce for Homs evacuation: ICRC

Turkish military says warplanes, helicopters have struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq

C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

Sectarian clashes in Nigeria leave at least 80 dead

A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed an Afghan-Nato patrol in the town of Khost on Wednesday, killing 21 people, including three US soldiers, officials said.

Combined Force Detains Haqqani Leader

Exiled Syrian National Council urges the United Nations to send armed peacekeepers to Syria after United Nations monitors suspended their operations as a result of the violence.

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