News roundup – 10 September 2014

About the author(s):

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.

Second group of victims joins Colombia’s peace talks. 

Israel investigating possible Gaza war misconduct. 

Obama to lay out plan to ‘destroy’ ISIS, as Kerry arrives in Baghdad. 

Blast decimates leadership of Syrian rebel group. 

Expert says over 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria. 

Where Syria’s foreign jihadists come from. 

Assad’s forces accused of using chlorine gas against rebels despite pledges to give up chemical weapons (see here for OPCW press release)

Rigged cars and barrel bombs: Aleppo and the state of the Syrian war (see here for full Crisis Group report)

Yemen army and Houthis trade gunfire in Sanaa. 

Boko Haram claims control of Bama, Minchika, Mubi junction and others. 

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for bus attack which leaves seven dead.

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