The New Face Of ISIS In Iraq Calls Itself The White Flags
The black flag of ISIS may no longer be flying in cities across Iraq, but militant groups are rebuilding and present a very real threat to the country’s stability. One such group — known as the White Flags — has built itself a mountain stronghold from which to launch its attacks.
NSA Caught Navy Officer Illegally Trying To Pry Into American’s Phone
An officer deployed to Iraq tried to access data on her boyfriend’s son’s phone during a training exercise in 2011. After the breach was discovered, the officer was placed on administrative duty and stripped of access to top secret NSA databases, according to documents released this month.
This Man Fought To Keep ISIS Out Of Iraq. Now He Wants To Break It Apart.
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.
The Senate Just Killed An Effort To Rethink How The US Fights Terrorism
The Senate stopped Sen. Rand Paul from getting a vote to repeal the authorizations the US has used as the legal basis for the war on terror for more than a decade. It would have been the first time in 15 years that the Senate has taken a vote on war authorization.
Iraq Military’s Human Rights Abuses Draw Few US Complaints
Extrajudicial killings of suspected ISIS members at the hands of Iraqi security forces in Mosul are no secret. But US troops embedded with Iraqi forces have reported only a handful of possible human rights violations, none as serious as what human rights groups and news reports say have taken place.
At Least Sean Spicer Held Briefings. His Pentagon Counterpart Hasn't.
In the six months of the Trump administration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has appeared before television cameras in the Pentagon briefing room only twice. It's just another sign of the decreasing information available on US war efforts.
Hobby Lobby Will Give Up Thousands Of Ancient Artifacts That Prosecutors Say Were Smuggled
Hobby Lobby has agreed to forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts that federal prosecutors say were smuggled into the United States. The arts and crafts retailer will also pay $3 million as part of a settlement.
These Are The Civilian Victims Of The US-Led Campaign Against ISIS
The US-led air campaign against ISIS in Iraq has taken a devastating toll on civilians, with very little accountability. BuzzFeed News visited seven sites in Mosul where witnesses say that innocent people were killed by airstrikes from the US and its allies.
The ISIS Killers: The Men Leading the Battle For Mosul Might Be Wiped Out Along the Way
An elite group of Iraqi soldiers is leading the battle to free the city of Mosul from ISIS. The so-called “Golden Division” was formed and trained by the US to hunt terrorists — but in Mosul they have been thrown into brutal urban combat. Mike Giglio and Warzer Jaff accompanied them to the front lines for some of the decisive moments of the seven-month offensive. This is the story of their fight against ISIS and of the men they lost along the way.