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 ...

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

Mar 26, 2017

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

British police admitted Saturday they may never know the motive behind Wednesday’s terrorist attack on parliament, after releasing all but one of 11 people held over the assault. They have named 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood as the man who killed four people in Westminster ...