The Islamic State also reportedly shot dead 232 people in a single day on Wednesday, and killed another 24 the previous day, including civilians who apparently refused to comply with the relocation orders.
Donald Trump has criticized the Obama administration for failing to use the element of surprise in the current military offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul. But is that a valid complaint? And does it even make a difference?
Paulien Bakker has been reporting from Iraq since 2008. For her, it’s the real stories of Iraqis that count. Stories about people like Khduer Hawakeen who weighed 538 pounds and after watching the American TV show “The Biggest Loser” became determined to lose weight.
Last week President Barack Obama looked for a template for solving the problems in Iraq and Syria, and he pointed to Yemen, where the US is partnering with the government to combat al-Qaeda. But scholar Gregory Johnsen says that model may not work in Iraq — and may not work even in Yemen.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorize a three-year war on the so-called Islamic State. But expanding the battle to defeat ISIS won't do much good if the rise of the militants is a symptom, not the root, of Middle East instability.