HEROES AND VILLAINS
Eventually the stench of death was too much even for ISIS. They covered it, mined it. The Iraqi government won’t touch it. The families of the disappeared have no place to turn.
The six finalists, from Mosul, Caracas, and the desperate flight of the Rohingya.
Much like our current president, Truman’s win was seen as an accident of history. And Trump could learn lessons from Truman on the White House, leadership, and Russia.
THE ISIS (WO)MEN COMETH
With nothing left to lose, ISIS men—and women—hide among fleeing civilians and blow themselves up to kill U.S.-backed Iraqi special forces.
Coalition airstrikes may have killed scores of civilians during grim urban combat, but collateral damage is not the whole story. Collateral compassion is in evidence, too.
As many as 4,000 “enemies” of the so-called Islamic State were murdered and thrown into a huge sinkhole off the Baghdad-Mosul highway.
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR
As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.