News Roundup – 16-30th April 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.

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Yazidis who suffered under ISIS face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in Afrin

Turkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin fighting, Erdogan says

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

As Islamic State Fades in Syria, Another Militant Group Takes Root

Why the Syrian regime has been targeting civilian infrastructure

Syria: SDF reclaim territory hours after government capture

Estimated 60 percent of Yarmouk destroyed amid violence: Group

Syrian government plans to retake north Homs from rebels next: minister

Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms

Rockets hit airport in Libya’s capital, damaging passenger jet

‘We Helped You and Now You’ve Abandoned Us’

Suicide bomber strikes voter registration office in Kabul

Ten journalists among 36 killed in Afghanistan attacks

State urges Taliban yet again to ‘run for office’

Taliban forces hundreds of schools to Kunduz to close

Pakistan’s ‘disappeared’: The cost of the war against Taliban

Yemen’s Rebels Step Up Attacks on Aramco Oil Facilities

Saud-led air strike kills top Houthi official in Yemen

Israeli law group files complaint about Hamas to the ICC

The Blurred Distinction Between Armed Conflict and Civil Unrest: Recent Events in Gaza

Sahel al-Qaeda offered immunity in ‘secret French-backed deal’

Al Qaeda’s JNIM claims suicide assault in Timbuktu

Negotiations with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali

Islamic State ally stakes out territory around Lake Chad

Suspected jihadists in Mali kill more than 40 in two days of violence

Liberia: Warlord “Jungle Jabbah” jailed for 30 years in US

UN hails release of more than 200 child soldiers in South Sudan

Five likely mass graves found in Congo borderlands: U.N.

“I just want to live like a normal man”: What’s stopping CAR disarming?

Philippines’ Duterte sets window for peace talks with communist rebels

Ecuador pulls support for talks between Colombia, ELN, new venue sought

Colombians flee homes amid fresh violence, forced lockdown by rebels

Colombian civilians caught in crossfire as rebel factions fill violent vacuum

Rebels kidnap couple on Ecuador and Colombia border

Myanmar rebels say clashes with government could displace more people

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