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These Yazidi sisters took up arms to take revenge against ISIS

Khatoon Khider used to sing folk songs about the suffering of her people, the Yazidi religious minority. After ISIS overran her hometown in northern Iraq, she put down her tambur instrument and picked up a gun, forming the first all-female Yazidi peshmerga battalion to fight the militant group.

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A New Year's report card for ISIS

The Islamic State starts the new year under more pressure than it has faced since it erupted onto the scene in 2014. ISIS itself is losing territory, men and money. But it's still able to lash out as we've seen this weekend in Istanbul and Baghdad.

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