Wars and rumors of war

The death toll from Saturday’s attack by ISIS on the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor is still in question, ranging from 18 to 280. However, a new UN report emphasizes the cost of the Islamic State’s drive to establish a caliphate: 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq and another 3,500 enslaved.

Also: Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal 2011 Libya invasion was about oil and gold; the West prepares to invade Libya again; world oil glut means bad news for Canada and subzero prices for some US crude; and another Orthodox rabbi declares that Messiah is about to appear.

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