News Roundup – 6-20th 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.

Civilians organise ‘human shield’ to protect Kurdish Afrin

Kurdish fighters vow to fight Turkey army after Afrin withdrawal

Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

Syrian Rebels Agree to Evacuate Qaeda-Linked Fighters From Eastern Ghouta

Syria’s Assad visits army in eastern Ghouta as rebels in talks

Thousands of women, men, children raped in Syria’s war: U.N. report

Snipers Slam Shut an Escape Hatch From a Syrian Hell

Battle for Faryab: Fighting intensifies on one of Afghanistan’s major frontlines

Turkistan Islamic Party highlights joint raids with the Afghan Taliban

At least 30 die in Afghan violence, including 10 in Kabul attack on Shiites

For peace in Afghanistan, talk to Afghans

Maute-ISIS remnants scatter into 10 subgroups – PH military

Tuareg militias again clash with Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali

Ethnic clashes in eastern Congo kill at least 40: official

What’s happening in Ituri?

Rape of men and boys in Central African Republic is ‘ignored’ crime

ISIL video of Niger attack highlights US troops’ vulnerability

UN envoy urges hold-out armed groups to sign accord for durable peace in Sudan’s Darfur

Wa, Mongla groups ‘accept’ nationwide ceasefire accord: govt peacemaker

Northeast Colombia: 6 killed in combat between illegal armed groups


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