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Date: Mar 26, 2019

US-backed forces in Syria Monday called for the establishment of an international court in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists.

The announcement came two days after the jihadist group's "caliphate" was declared defeated.

"We call on the international community to establish a special international tribunal in northeast Syria to prosecute terrorists," the Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement.

In this way, "trials can be conducted fairly and in accordance with international law and human rights covenants and charters", it said.

Read more: France 24

The massacre left the village in smoldering ruins.  In shaky cell phone video seen by CNN, a witness stepped gingerly over ruined homes and around still-burning vehicles in Ogossagou, central Mali. Towards the end of the clip, a small body laid lifeless in the dirt.

All told, 134 people were killed in Saturday's brutal assault targeting the Fulani ethnic minority, which has been accused of having ties to jihadist organizations in the area.  Many of the victims, according to the United Nations, were women and children.  The UN said armed men, reportedly dressed as hunters, came before dawn and attacked the villagers with guns and machetes.

Read more: CNN

Egyptian prosecutors have referred 28 terror suspects in two separate cases to court on charges of joining local affiliates of the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

They said on Monday the suspects were plotting attacks against security forces and the headquarters of the high state security prosecution in Cairo.

They say only 17 of the 28 suspects are in custody. No date has been set for their trials. It was not clear when or where they were arrested.

An ISIS affiliate based in northern Sinai has carried out attacks across Egypt in recent years, mainly targeting security forces and the country's Christian minority.

Read more: News 24

Two young men were shot to death with an assault rifle in May 2017 at a New Tampa townhouse.

The shooter, police said, was their roommate, 18-year-old Devon Arthurs, later described as a former neo-Nazi who converted to Islam and shot the pair after they mocked him. In the garage, investigators found bomb-making chemicals belonging to a fourth roommate, the founder of a white nationalist sect.

The bizarre series of crimes yielded a federal prison sentence for one man and a stay in a psychiatric hospital for the other.

The saga continued Tuesday night as Arthurs strolled into a booking room at the Orient Road Jail.

Read more: Tampa Bay Times