The comments by Ilham Ahmed, a member of the political arm of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, were in response to the U.S. administration’s suggestion that military aid to the Kurdish-led forces may be halted.
Mosul may be liberated from ISIS, but the group’s brutal rule is still felt by the city’s youngest citizens. Thousands of children came of age under ISIS control, and many were recruited to fight, kill and die for the Islamic…
U.S. bombing played a major role in driving the Islamic State group from cities in Iraq and Syria. But a report by The New York Times finds that thousands more civilians were killed in those bombing runs than originally admitted…
By Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials said Thursday.
By Joshua Barajas, Jennifer Hijazi, Ilayda Kocak
With the rush of news about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, and the continuing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, these five stories may have slipped under your radar.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Many congressional Republicans and Democrats have been clamoring for Congress to approve a new authorization for the use of military force. But they're moving too slowly for Paul, who's demanding the deadline to ensure faster action.
By PBS NewsHour
The northern Syrian city of Manbij has long been the setting of fighting in the war against the Islamic State. But it’s been a year since the city was liberated from ISIS and many challenges still remain. In partnership with…
Perhaps the most effective force in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State are the fighters without a home state. Ethnic Kurds, both men and women, form the backbone of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and see the…
By Marcia Biggs
More than 1 million people once lived in Mosul, Iraq, a city reduced to rubble after three years of ISIS occupation and a brutal nine-month battle to take it back. An estimated 700,000 civilians were displaced during the conflict, most…
By Alessandro Pavone
Out of the blue, my editor called: “Pack your gear, we need you in Erbil tomorrow.” I had never been to Iraq before, and I had no idea what I was getting into.
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