ISIS Leader Dead: Here’s How You Can Look at His Compound

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Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead by the hands of US forces, bringing an end to Trump’s top national security priority. On Sunday morning, Trump announced that special forces took out al-Baghdadi in a “dangerous and daring” overnight raid. al-Baghdadi attempted to flee through a network of underground tunnels.

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Turkey Launches Invasion into Northern Syria

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Richard Scott Howard | SYRIA

On October 9, reports began to come in that Turkish forces crossed the Syrian border and engaged with the Kurdish militias in northern Syria. 

The assault, which began days after President Donald Trump authorized the withdrawal of American troops from the region, started with airstrikes against Kurdish outposts. Turkish troops have also entered the nation east of the Euphrates. Both the airstrikes and the land invasion have caused the Kurdish forces in the region to lament the US retreat. A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurdish-led militia in control of northeastern Syria, said that the invasion was causing “a huge panic among people in the region.”

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Who is Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, the Man Behind Iraq’s Deadly Protests?

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Dane Larsen | @dblarsen12

Amidst the Impeachment Inquiry initiated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the vicious fight for the Democratic Nomination, a deadly protest has emerged in Iraq regarding the actions of the government against Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi. A humanitarian disaster is occurring in Iraq due to the government’s handling of anti-corruption protests.

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Rojava Is Holding Off ISIS But Needs Better Guns to Prosper

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Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand

Ever since the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the various world powers got their hands on it, the Middle East has been ensconced in conflict. For much of that time, the United States has been heavily involved in Middle Eastern politics. Specifically, it has recently battled the terrorist groups Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Taliban. As a result of President Bush’s occupation of Iraq, Obama’s “War on Terror”, and Trump’s continued refusal to eject troops from the region, America still ravages an entire subcontinent. Despite this damage and death, America remains ineffective at quelling terrorism. Though ISIS has a greatly reduced presence, they and the other groups remain a significant problem for many Middle Easterners. But amidst America’s “well-intentioned” but damaging military action, local armies are also rising up to defend their own homes. The most notable of these is the Kurdish-based army, Rojava

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