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In northern Iraq, members of the Al-Qaeda-sponsored jihadist group Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, took control of Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, on June 10, then took Tikrit on June 11. More than 500,000 residents of Mosul left the city after the attack.
Near Karachi on June 8, Taliban militants armed with guns and explosive vests attacked Pakistan’s largest airport, Jinnah International, targeting a terminal used for cargo and special operations.
A raid by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the northern Nigeria town of Kummabza, June 21-22, resulted in the kidnapping of 60 girls and women and 30 boys.
In eastern Ukraine, violent clashes between government forces and mostly ethnic Russian separatists escalated in June.
In Libya, at least 70 people were killed in clashes between the Libyan National Army and armed militias from late May through June.
On June 11 and 12, forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda exchanged gunfire near the towns of Buhumba and Kibumba on the DRC side of the border. 
In southeastern Kenya, a group of fighters, believed to be al-Shabaab, attacked locations in the town of Mpeketoni on June 15, killing at least 48 people and burning buildings and cars.
According to a UN report, the number of people living as refugees now totals 51.2 million worldwide, the largest number of displaced people since World War II.

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