UN Report Estimates 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS Fighters Left in Iraq and Syria

UN Report Estimates 20,000 to 30,000 ISIS Fighters Left in Iraq and Syria

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August 13, 2018 at 8:01 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from the United Nations on ISIS estimates that despite the “defeat” of the group in both Iraq and Syria, somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 ISIS fighters remain in the two countries, roughly half of them in each. Having lost all towns and cities, ISIS…

Anger Spreads at Mass Funeral for Yemeni Children Killed in School Bus Bombing

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(MEE) — Thousands of Yemenis protested against Riyadh and Washington on Monday as they took part in a mass funeral for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition. At least 29 children were among those killed in the air raid on Thursday on a bus in a crowded market in Dahyan, Saada province, according…

Airstrike That Killed 14 Civilians in Afghanistan Never Happened, Says US

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August 12, 2018 at 11:30 pmWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — On July 19, an airstrike hit a number of civilians in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province, killing 14 of them. The Afghan government originally took the blame, though later the narrative was revised to a US strike. Now, US officials say the incident never happened. While it’s not unusual…

Methods of Torture at US-Backed Prisons in Yemen: Bone Smashing, Rape, Electrocution

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(MEMO) — Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances. The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed…

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