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Iraqi Shiite volunteers who have joined government forces to fight Sunni jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) take part in a training session near the southern port city of Basra.
A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.
A Shiite woman prays at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine at Kazimiyah district of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Shiite pilgrims are converging on a golden-domed Shiite shrine in northern Baghdad to commemorate the death of a revered Shiite Muslim saint. Security is tight after a wave of deadly attacks.
A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons in al-Mazraq, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja, on Monday. Thousands of the displaced who have fled fighting between Shia rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. Read more