By Justin Ling
Americans will now be fighting alongside both the Turkish military and Kurdish militias in its bid to push the Islamic State further south.
Since the Islamic State swept into Sinjar in August, 2014, the women have been treated as property of the group's fighters, who marry, trade, or sell them.
Over the years, about 200 members of the US Army sought refuge in Canada over their objections to the war. Most either left voluntarily, or have been deported. But two dozen have hung on, battling for their sanctuary through the courts.
The attack came as the prime minister's office finally forbade Iraqi security forces from using fraudulent devices that had been marketed as bomb detectors and were employed extensively at checkpoints around the country.
By Justin Ling
A coalition of countries is ramping up support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces ahead of an effort to liberate the Islamic State's two biggest cities. Is it going to be enough?
The latest force increase came less than three months after Washington announced it would dispatch about 200 more soldiers to accompany Iraqi troops advancing toward Mosul.
This new propaganda film is supposed to reassure residents of the terror state that everything is running smoothly, but actually it's just really boring.
The British prime minister could be gushing in his praise for the American president, but very much aware that the Iraq war could ruin their legacy in history.
Trump praised former Iraqi dictator because he "killed terrorists," but it was hardly the first time he spoke positively of an authoritarian leader.
By VICE News
The report will look at the intelligence failures that led to Britain's involvement in Iraq, and whether then-Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament and the public about the his intentions to take part in the 2003 US invasion.
The number of victims rose as bodies were recovered from the rubble in the Karrada area of Baghdad, where a refrigerator truck packed with explosives blew up on Saturday night.
The attack is the deadliest since US-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Fallujah.
After nearly five weeks of fighting, Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Fallujah.
Iraqi government-run camps struggled on Sunday to shelter people fleeing Fallujah, as the military battled Islamic State militants in the city's northern districts.
The advance comes four weeks into a US-backed offensive to recapture Fallujah from the militant group.
The militant group's terrorism capability and global reach were not diminished, despite gains against it on the battlefield, he said at a rare public hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The accusations were made in a UN report, based on interviews with dozens of survivors, saying that the Islamist militants had been seeking to destroy the Yazidi population through killings, sexual slavery, and other crimes.
Iraq said on Monday it had made arrests as it investigates allegations that Shiite militiamen helping the army retake Fallujah had executed dozens of Sunni Muslim men fleeing the city held by Islamic State.
By VICE News
A sniper in Iraq’s Golden Division tells VICE News how he’s faring since losing his friend, considered the best sniper in the country.