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Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution.

On the border and in the crossfire: Cameroon's war with Boko Haram

theguardian.com — Platoon commander Etienne Fabassou was not surprised by the Boko Haram ambush. Just a few days earlier, one of his colleagues had found a bullet in an envelope outside the Cameroonian military outpost at Zelevet where he is based, less than half a kilometre from the border with Nigeria.

Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp'

channel4.com — They are still fighting Aknaf Beit al Maqdis, a local militia allied to Hamas, on the outskirts of Yarmouk. "Today there are no more IS militants inside Yarmouk," said "Mustafa Ahmed", who uses a pseudonym to disguise his identity. "Most of the militants are at the frontline between IS and the Aknaf brigades in the south eastern part near the hospital."

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario review - a war photographer’s journey to motherhood

theguardian.com — The myth of the brave and ruggedly handsome but inwardly tortured war photographer has long had a grip on the popular imagination - think Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's film Salvador. Don McCullin was the real-life version of the legend.

The Rainy Season

granta.com — For years, the rainy season would bring up bodies that had lain where they were slaughtered. You might see clothes floating in a flooded field or stumble across a leg bone or a child's skull, half covered in mud. Nowadays, the rain lifts memories to the surface.

Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq

channel4.com — Nineveh, on the site of modern day Mosul, was the capital of the Assyrian empire that lasted nineteen centuries from 2500 to 605 BC. But, according to archaeologists, most if not all the statues in the Mosul museum are replicas not originals. The reason they crumble so easily is that they're made of plaster.

In Conversation: Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum

granta.com — Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum discuss the Central African Republic, genocide and Martha Gellhorn. Dear Anjan, It's taken me a while to sit down and write to you while the ideas sparked by your piece have been going round in my head.

The global spread of jihadi extremism - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Quite apart from the gruesome activities IS, the similarly-motivated Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is spreading terror into neighbouring Cameroon.

'Thursday night was riot night' at Bassingbourn base

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. "Libyans ran riot" on the Bassingbourne barracks where they were supposed to be trained as soldiers, a whistleblower tells International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. See her report in full at 7pm.

Life in Aleppo’s ruins: ‘We’ve had enough of dying, sitting at home, having no fun. We want to dance’

theguardian.com — They dance to Gangnam Style at the daytime disco in Aleppo. The lights strobe as Psy's 2012 hit blasts out and a young woman with tattooed arms and a ripped T-shirt roars out the lyrics. Dry ice fills the basement of the Dedeman Hotel, which luckily is not experiencing one of Aleppo's daily power cuts.

The battle for Aleppo - video

channel4.com — International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is given a tour around Aleppo, Syria. Some areas are still in the hands of the Free Syrian Army, but they are squeezed between IS militants and the Syrian regime.
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May 29, 2015

RT @borzou: In @FT interview,#Libya constitution chief Ali Tarhouni says "nearly impossible" to write draft amid civil war pic.twitter.com/9gUIcfhLVK

May 29, 2015

RT @LibyaschannelEN: #Libya Channel correspondent: Brigade 166 withdrew from Sirte-now controlled by Islamic State group-due to lack of resources and support

May 29, 2015

RT @UNAidChief: Feel privileged to begin my new role as Emergency Relief Coordinator on 1 June & look forward to working with the #humanita…

May 26, 2015

RT @AP: MORE: Libya's internationally recognized government says gunmen tried to assassinate prime minister: apne.ws/1Q8RlCJ

May 26, 2015

The #Rohingya migrants tortured and buried in mass graves after fleeing Burma - watch @c4sparks, youtube.com/watch?v=ZjB-Df…

May 25, 2015

RT @KenRoth: Gaza is on the "verge of collapse" with world's highest unemployment rate: World Bank report. bit.ly/1JGO5P1 pic.twitter.com/aIgxnhEl09

May 25, 2015

RT @Spangeworthy: Watched Rosewater, Jon Stewart's film. Recreates the book brilliantly showing madness of Ahmadinejad regime. Great acting by @lindseyhilsum

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