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ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

ISIS weapons arsenal included some purchased by U.S. government

LONDON — Some weapons bought by the U.S. military in 2015 ended up in the hands of Islamic State fighters within two months, according to a report released Thursday. The findings, by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an independent arms-tracking organization, are based on three years of meticulous documentation of weapons recovered from ISIS on the battlefields of […]

Convert or die: Ethnic cleansing in CAR

Convert or die: Ethnic cleansing in CAR

Khaled A Beydoun Muslims are only newsworthy when behind the gun, not in front of it. Modern journalism continually reaffirms this baseline with regards to domestic crises and, perhaps even more so, international human rights calamities. The systematic targeting of Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR), a nation ravaged by strife since March of […]

Muslims being ‘erased’ from Central African Republic

Muslims being ‘erased’ from Central African Republic

Militias have taken advantage of the political vacuum in Central African Republic (CAR), engaging in ethnic cleansing of Muslims in a bid to erase the community from the country, human rights group Amnesty International has said. Discussing Friday’s report, entitled “Erased identity: Muslims in ethnically cleansed areas of the Central African Republic,” Joanne Mariner, a […]