THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canadian troops have left the city of Mosul.
Minority groups would be the biggest losers if a new civil war breaks out.
"We see children who have lost their entire families under the rubble, they have no one now."
The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan.
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They're taking over from their counterparts from Quebec.
We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.
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Canadian special forces have taken a more active role in the battle for Mosul.
Last year, Canada took in some 39,000 Syrian refugees and Canadian cities from coast to coast have made great efforts to help them adapt and assimilate. The U.S., on the other hand, let in a grand total of roughly 13,000 refugees, an embarrassing number given our population is only a tenth of theirs.
In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.
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"It was like he lost his mind."
This persecution has personally affected me and continues to cause me great pain, grief and sorrow. I'd like to fall in love with Pakistan again, but something holds me back. It seems to be fear of continuing to lose those that I love most. And so, I have to ask, O Pakistan, when will you stop?
"The Kurds do not possess weapons like we have."
The children of war will never forget what they've been through. When that minute of silence has ended this Remembrance Day, please keep the world's child survivors in front of you. Then reach out to help them.
A senior UN official warned that families are at "extreme risk'' of being caught in crossfire.