A new report reveals more civilians were killed in the final battle for Mosul than ISIS fighters. The Associated Press revealed more than 5,000 civilians died in the fight to reclaim the Iraqi city.
KABUL (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Monday near a training facility of Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency in the capital, Kabul.
As the push to drive out ISIS from the Middle East continues, U.S.-led forces kill more than 20 militants in Syria. The director of the coalition says a clash near a key U.S. base in the country on Wednesday led to the death of the Islamic State fighters. The U.S.-led forces, along with its Syrian partners, were also able to capture a number of militants.
The release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is now on hold under the current administration. Reports claim the detainees were cleared to return home by Obama-era policies as part of efforts spearheaded by the former president to close Gitmo.
City authorities are boosting security throughout the transit network as New Yorkers return to the city’s crowded subway system days after the failed terror attack. While many commuters continue to feel uneasy following the attempted bombing, teams of police armed with rifles are keeping a watchful eye over the nation’s busiest public transportation system.
Four police officers receive praise for their courageous efforts to stop the New York City pipe bomb suspect. On Monday, officials described the men as heroes, saying they potentially saved the lives of many people. This comes after the Port Authority police officers ran towards the source of the explosion, navigating a passageway full of smoke and debris.
Iraqi citizens take to the streets to celebrate victory over the Islamic State. Locals expressed their confidence in their country as the costly war against ISIS is over.
Iraq says its war on the Islamic State is over, after more than three years of combat operations. During a conference in Baghdad on Saturday Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the country’s forces are in full control of its border with Syria. The border zone was the last area held by extremists following a series of defeat over the past two years.
By Doina Chiacu