Tal Afar falls in eight days.
“The children have a right to a second chance.”
Not in Mosul … or in Raqqa either?
“The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh.”
“Old Mosul will be their graveyard.”
“Their fictitious state has fallen.”
Kurds up, Turks down?
“This is about providing options.”
“We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”
“This fight is nothing like that of the outskirts.”
“That has long been our plan …”
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“‘solid’ intelligence al-Baghdadi was somewhere in the Iraqi city…”
Turkey-backed militia complicating matters?
“They are harsh, but they are not strong.”
Assad forces advance on Palmyra.
Grand anti-ISIS coalition a myth?
Abadi stiffed at White House?
“We are the only country that has armed forces on the ground fighting Daesh.”
Pete Hegseth tosses a few bombs. Rhetorically speaking, of course.
A second Libya?
No Huế this could go bad.
Crimes against humanity.
A long war.
“We’re certainly considering it.”
Back on offense at Mosul Dam as well.
Too little, too late?
Maliki’s last gasp?
Seems like we’ve heard that line somewhere before
“She’s attacking the MPs whose votes she needs.”
A little bit here, a little bit there