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    Chagos islander’s refused the right to go home; two alleged FARC rebel fighters killed by Colombian forces; and, Libyan pro-government forces closing in on what remains of Daesh’s stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte

    Two alleged FARC guerilla fighters were killed by Colombian authorities, according to reports emerging this week.  But amidst an already fragile ceasefire, do incidents like this illustrate the dangers of moving slowly on the FARC peace deal? We speak to Hasan Dodwell from Justice for Colombia.
     
    Sunni tribal chiefs in Iraq have joined a chorus of condemnation started by Amnesty International last week, that Shi'ite militias have been murdering Sunni civilians in areas liberated from Daesh in Iraq. We ask how this will impact upon Iraq’s unity while it battles to release Mosul from Daesh’s grip.  
     
    Libyan pro-government forces are closing in on what remains of Daesh’s stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte. We hear how Sirte’s fall might affect the Jihadist group’s future ambitions and defence tactics.
     
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    ceasefire, Sunni Muslims, Amnesty International, Daesh, FARC, Sirte, Mosul, libya, Iraq, Colombia
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