We've all seen the pictures of the ISIS militants who have taken over a large part of northern and western Iraq in the last week. They usually have assault weapons and wear strings of ammo or are standing by mounted guns. Which got us wondering, who's their supplier?
The US State Department has resumed non-lethal aid to the more moderate rebel groups in Syria. Along with food, medical supplies and communications equipment, the aid includes 43 Toyota pickup trucks. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn explains the value of pick-up trucks in war zones.
Fijian soldiers have been part of UN peacekeeping operations in Iraq since 2004. Five have been killed and others are being held captive by the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. One way the brigade stays committed and strong is to sing. And they believe it keeps them safe, as well.
Less than a month after ISIS beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the militants took out another of their targets — the Temple of Bel. The UNESCO World Heritage site has been under siege by ISIS since they took control of the historic city in May.
Europe is being hammered by an influx of Syrian refugees. How can the world help all these people on the run? And given the US role in Syria, like daily bombing runs against ISIS targets, what should the US role be?