Twenty-three Syrian government soldiers were killed and 10 were injured after their bus was targeted by ISIS on Thursday evening near the city of Deir Ezzor. This was the third major ISIS attack to occur in the month of August.
The US has confirmed the release of five American prisoners from Iranian jails who are now under house arrest. The move comes as part of a wider diplomatic agreement that will enable the release of Iranian detainees in US prisons and unfreeze Iranian assets held in South Korea.
Senator David Shoebridge of the Greens Party in Australia has acknowledged the 2014 Genocide of Yazidi people in Sinjar on a speech delivers on 10 August. He also expressed solidarity with the Yazidi community, particularly the Yazidi diaspora in his own home state.
Humanitarian aid NGOs has made a petition to call on the Swiss government to comply with international law and to call for an end to the country’s blocking of monetary transfers and consequently aid to certain NGOs and groups.
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