The inability of US forces to eliminate al-Qaeda networks in Iraq helped it reorganize as ISIS after Barack Obama withdrew troops in 2011.

Mike Giglio • One month ago

The American dead included two soldiers, a US security contractor, and a civilian Defense Department employee, according to US Central Command.

Mike Giglio • One month ago

It's the second major resignation over the president's decision in as many days.

Amber Jamieson • 2 months ago

BuzzFeed News reveals that the US is preparing to shut down a key base near Syria’s border with Jordan that some US officials have cast as part of efforts to counter Iran.

Mike Giglio • 2 months ago

The decision was announced Wednesday with little preparation. Even in recent days, there had been no hints of a rapid end to the US presence there.

Mike Giglio • 2 months ago

Kurdish intelligence has documented scores of attacks around former ISIS strongholds.

Mike Giglio • 3 months ago

"Why would they get in the way when their adversary is committing an own goal of epic proportions?”

Mike Giglio • 3 months ago

Turkey and Saudi Arabia each have a stake in undermining the other, complicating Washington's search for answers.

Mike Giglio • 4 months ago

An out-of-print book on Ronald Reagan's strategy against the Soviet Union is seen as inspiration for the Trump administration's Iran policy.

Mike Giglio • 4 months ago

"There will be a large massacre against civilians."

Munzer al-Awad • 5 months ago

Is the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department more of the same or a sign of a more aggressive US policy?

Emily Tamkin • 6 months ago

A bipartisan proposal would ask the Trump administration to determine if Russia has aided Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.

Mike Giglio • 6 months ago

While hundreds of people were out on the streets of the nation's capital on Sunday, some reporters estimated that only 20 white nationalists were among them.

Ellie Hall • 6 months ago

The list includes an Israeli billionaire, the head of Nicaragua's electoral commission, and the former president of Gambia.

Mike Giglio • One year ago

US officials say most of ISIS fighters have died on the battlefield. Smugglers along the Syria-Turkey border say many have escaped.

Mike Giglio • One year ago

The US-led coalition fighting ISIS has admitted responsibility for the deaths of 36 civilians in three military strikes in Mosul after they were detailed in a BuzzFeed News investigation.

Mike Giglio • One year ago

The hundreds of thousands of files contain the first adult photos of bin Laden's son Hamza – considered al-Qaeda's "leader in waiting."

Mike Giglio • One year ago

Experts have warned for years that US-backed Iraqi forces and US-backed Kurdish forces will turn against one another once the war on ISIS ends. Now the time has come.

Mike Giglio • One year ago

Family members of Syrian-American journalist and activist Halla Barakat and her mother, Ouruba, tell BuzzFeed News they do not believe the US will investigate their deaths.

Mike Giglio • One year ago

Millions of Kurds are set to vote in an independence referendum that nobody else wants, least of all Washington. After three years fighting ISIS with the US, the Kurdish spy chief Masrour Barzani wants to know if it was all worth it.

Mike Giglio • One year ago