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Reflections on 9/11

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This day cannot begin without honoring the lives lost as a result of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The nearly three-thousand innocent victims from that day are honored yearly so we might never forget how the United States was so heinously attacked. Yet seventeen years later, a new generation has little-to-no memory of this […]

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul

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Iraqi security forces entered the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday for the first time since the city fell to Islamic State militants two years ago (BBC). Iraqi counterterrorism forces, the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters make up the security forces that pushed through ISIS-controlled territory quicker than anticipated, but they have reached greater resistance as […]

Amal Clooney Calls for Trial of ISIS Leaders

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Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer and activist, has vowed to prosecute Islamic State leaders through the International Criminal Court for crimes committed against the Yazidi community (Reuters). Militants have enslaved, raped and murdered the Yazidi population in Iraq over the past two years (NBC). Clooney’s decision to pursue this case “no matter the price” stems […]