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Terrorising the IS
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Terrorising the IS

Nugeen smiles. Aged 45, she is a Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) fighter. Perhaps she is confident that her enemy, the blood­curdling Islamic State, is scared of her. One female PKK soldier said this week: “The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven.” This claim is disputed. Shiraz Maher, senior fellow King’s College, London, says that ­Islamic State devotees are told they will be martyred if they die in battle, regardless of who killed them
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From Osama bin Laden to top Hamas brass, targeted killing as a weapon of war is on the rise
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In Guatemala, dissenting villagers face violent attacks, arson and intimidation from supporters of a burgeoning mining industry
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