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Philippine Military Says 17 Mutilated Civilian Bodies Found in Marawi

The grisly discovery comes as troops struggle to retake the city from Islamist militants, whose numbers are believed to have dwindled to between 150 and 200 fighters. 74 more words


Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq?

Since Trump took office, the number of civilian casualties in the war against the Islamic State has jumped. We need oversight now.

Published: June 19, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words


Iraqi Forces Begin Assault on Mosul’s Old City

Fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters suggested that the battle in the area’s narrow streets could go on for days or weeks.

Published: June 18, 2017 at 05:30AM… 70 more words


A Skewed Lens on Terror

A reader writes that he has considered the possibility of “a hierarchy of grief.”

Published: June 17, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By Unknown Author

from NYT Opinion… 63 more words


Hiding Christians in the Basement: Fear and Heroism in a Philippine War Zone

Christians who have escaped Marawi, where ISIS-inspired militants are entrenched, tell of a genocidal nightmare and the Muslims who protected them.

Published: June 17, 2017 at 05:30AM… 69 more words


U.S.-Led Airstrikes in Syria Killed Hundreds of Civilians, U.N. Panel Says

Roger’s note: It was Flag Day yesterday, and the entire patriotic nation was paralyzed with shock over the non-lethal shooting of a handful of Republican wannabe baseball stars.   881 more words

Israel, Gaza & Middle East

ISIS Has Killed Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, U.N. Says

The jihadists were said to have responded in brutal fashion to the advance of Iraqi forces backed by airstrikes from the American-led coalition.

Published: June 8, 2017 at 05:30AM… 69 more words