Why An Uzbek Militant Commander Got His Son Killed | Small Journal News

The Islamic State (IS) militant group is notorious for recruiting, training, and exploiting children and teenagers on the battlefield. But the same practice is also widespread among other militant “jihadi” groups in Syria, including some foreign fighter factions, who have recruited local Syrian “ansar” teenagers. And the sons of at least two Russian-speaking militant leaders […]

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S. Korean President Uses China Trip for Diplomacy | Small Journal News

BEIJING—South Korea, China and Japan Thursday announced plans to hold a trilateral meeting in October or November, in what could be a diplomatic breakthrough following months of tension. A statement from the president’s office in Seoul said President Park Geun-hye and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed trilateral cooperation would contribute to peace and prosperity in the […]

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Former Congolese Rebel: ‘I Never Attacked Civilians’ | Small Journal News

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda denied being a killer and a war criminal Thursday as he spoke at his trial in The Hague. In a speech to judges of the International Criminal Court, Ntaganda acknowledged being described as “The Terminator” but said, “That is not me.” Ntaganda insisted he is a soldier, not a […]

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