Media Summary 5 February 2015

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Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in Iraq. We hope this will help you in understanding the situation in which FRRME operates and in directing your prayers for Iraq.


This week’s edition features news on the release of a report from the UN Committee in the Rights of the Child detailing ISIS atrocities committed against children, reports that January was one of the deadliest months in years for Iraq and disagreements on strategies for tackling ISIS.

Media Summary

The Independent: Isis militants are ‘using mentally challenged children as suicide bombers and crucifying others,’ says UN body

AINA: Isis selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq: UN

Al Jazeera: Almost 1,400 Iraqis killed in January violence

Al Jazeera: Fighting for Iraq’s National Guard

BBC: Baghdad curfew ended by Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi

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