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OCT 30, 2014 - Mashable

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Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time

A new Human Rights Watch report claims Islamic State militants committed a massacre in June outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The report includes the first detailed interviews with the handful of survivors, who told horrific accounts of what transpired in the desert that day Gunmen with the group executed an estimated 600 inmates from Badoush Prison near Mosul, ...

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OCT 30, 2014 - The Nation

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The Blackwater Verdict

The EditorsFinally, some accountability for a massacre in Iraq

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OCT 30, 2014 - The Nation

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Finally, a Verdict on Blackwater’s Nisour Square Shooters

The EditorsAccountability for the massacre in Iraq is not enough—we should really be talking about reducing reliance on private military contractors.

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OCT 30, 2014 - Mashable

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Peshmerga troops enter Kobani to fight ISIS

SURUC, Turkey — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. The development followed heavy overnight clashes as Islamic State fighters unsuccessfully tried to capture the border crossing point, the only gateway in ...

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OCT 29, 2014 - Popular Science

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How Four Technologies Will Carry The Weight Of War

U.S. Troops In Vietnam Getty Images "The ability to move is directly related to the ability to survive." Shortly after iron swords and spearheads became common, soldiers in sixth-century Greece ran into a problem. Infantrymen carted around breastplates, helmets, bronze-lined wooden shields, and iron-tipped spears—as much as 70 pounds of extra weight. The loads were so intolerable that soldiers routinely ...

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