Pentagon chief says he thinks Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi is alive

Jul 22, 2017

Pentagon chief says he thinks Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi is alive

Pentagon chief James Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead.“I think Baghdadi’s alive … and I’ll believe otherwise when we know we’ve killed him,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters. “We are ...

Videos appear to show Iraqi forces in Mosul beat, kill prisoners: HRW

Jul 14, 2017

Videos appear to show Iraqi forces in Mosul beat, kill prisoners: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating men suspected of being Islamic State group fighters in Mosul.Two videos seen by The Associated Press were posted to Facebook earlier this week, a day after ...