News roundup – 19-25th 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.

Al Qaeda again addresses factional infighting in Syria

Syrian army celebrates as rebels quit most of their Ghouta stronghold

Syrian rebel victory in Afrin reveals strength of Turkish-backed force

Syrian rebels agree to evacuate town in Ghouta: sources

PKK announces withdrawal of ‘guerrilla forces’ from Iraq’s Sinjar

Houthi leader vows to fight with Hezbollah in future war with Israel

Two killed as pre-election bomb targets Egyptian police chief

Executions, torture and slave markets persist in Libya: U.N.

Taliban skeptical of Afghan government’s peace offer

Afghanistan attack targets Kabul classroom with 600 children inside

Ceasefire with Colombia’s ELN rebels back on the table

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