US Week in Review – Nov 6, 2017

On Friday, Prime Minister al-Abadi announced the recapture of al Qaim, leaving only the town of Rawa and a few pockets of territory in western Anbar under Islamic State control in Iraq. The International Organization for Migration estimates that 65,000 people have fled western Anbar since January, including more than 19,000 since September 20.

US Week in Review – Oct 16, 2017

Coalition airstrikes intensified ahead of the final assault, with seventy-five strikes hitting Raqqa between October 7 and 8. Despite a decrease in Coalition airstrikes on October 9 with zero reported strikes and on October 10 with five reported strikes, intensified airstrikes on Raqqa continued on October 11. The Coalition’s air raids have taken a severe toll on civilians in Raqqa.