News Roundup – 27th Feb – 5th March 2018

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.

ISIS supporter tried to recruit 55 children for attacks in London

How to keep armed groups from using land mines

Jihadists form ‘Guardians of the Religion’ organisation in Syria

Eastern Ghouta residents ‘mock’ ceasefire as killing continues

Where is al-Qaeda in Syria?

Syria’s ex-Qaeda vies with rivals over control of northwest Syria

The Rise of Paramilitary Groups in Turkey

Afghan president offers to recognise the Taliban

Civilians killed as armed groups clash in Libyan south

Parties in Yemen Must Prioritize National Interest in Efforts to End Fighting, Special Envoy Tells Security Council amid Calls for Unity of Purpose

Veteran commander vies for power in Libya’s shifting sands

Shabaab targets Somali, African Union troops in southern Somalia

Ethnic clashes in northeastern Congo kill more than 40 people

Violence divides CAR along Christian-Muslim lines

Five Colombian soldiers killed in ‘ELN rebel ambush’

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