The White House and CIA have reportedly decided to end a covert operation to arm the so-called moderate Syrian rebels. The US has allegedly pumped some $1 billion into train-and-equip efforts with questionable outcomes.
Prisoners, whether or not they have been charged with ISIS affiliation, have fundamental rights and they need to be moved out of these facilities as quickly as possible, Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch, told RT.
Donald Trump is continuing the same kind of policy that was started under Obama. It is just phase two – to take away Iran’s ballistic missile power, as well as its regional clout and influence, Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm, political analyst, told RT.
The rehabilitation of children indoctrinated by Islamic State should be a priority for the countries responsible for the rise of the group, says Paul Kawika Martin, political and communications director at Peace Action. It is a potential danger, argues conservative activist Lauren Southern.
The families that lived in the heavily damaged neighborhoods of the western part of the city are unlikely to be able to return home for months, if not longer, says Lise Grande, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq.
The Human Rights Watch report called for the coalition to take more care in conducting its bombing campaign, particularly with regards to the types and size of bombs it is dropping, explains the organization's senior Iraq researcher Belkis Wille.