IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Mar 29, 2017

IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State’s de facto capital ahead of the final battle with U.S.-backed opposition forces for the militant group’s last major urban stronghold. A belt of ...

Mar 28, 2017

Rights group criticizes U.S.-led coalition over Mosul civilian deaths

A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militant group alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The human rights group’s report follows acknowledgement ...

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Mar 26, 2017

U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday. U.S. officials did not confirm the reports of civilian casualties but opened ...

Car bomb kills at least seven on busy street in Tikrit

Mar 16, 2017

Car bomb kills at least seven on busy street in Tikrit

A car bomb ripped through a busy street in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police and a doctor said. The bombing hit Al-Ataba Street, which is home to medical clinics as well as shops, also wounding dozens ...