Trump Claims Credit for Defeating ISIS. Pentagon Documents Show Otherwise
by Brian Glyn Williams
A historian and scholar of the War on Terror says that Trump's claims of credit in the fight against ISIS are hot air.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
National Security Archive Releases USCYBERCOM documents which shed new light on the campaign to counter ISIS in cyberspace
by Michael Martelle
New FOIA documents show challenges in operational synchronization, deconfliction, and inter-agency coordination.
A Real Red Wedding Massacre Puts Lie to Trump's Claim That he "Obliterated" ISIS
by Brian Glyn Williams and Javed Rezayee
The human cost of the war in Afghanistan.
The History Briefing on the Assassination of ISIS Founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: How Historians Have Discussed Recent News
by Lila Someshwar
Historians give much-needed context to a complex issue.
We Must Not Grow Numb To The Yazidi Genocide
by Alon Ben-Meir
The international community cannot grow numb to genocide, as this will continue to haunt us only with greater force. The Yazidis have paid the ultimate price, and no other ethnic group should be subjected to the same fate by any perpetrator with impunity, and with apathy from the international community.
SOURCE: Artnet News
Nearly Destroyed by ISIS, the Ancient City of Palmyra Will Reopen in 2019 After Extensive Renovations
ISIS occupied the city on two separate occasions between 2015 and 2017, destroying many of its historic treasures.
Video of the Week: Beauty and the Beasts: why terrorists target history
Terrorist groups target cultural heritage, from the Taliban destroying the Bamyan Buddhas to the Daesh wrecking Palmyra. But why? This documentary looks at how terrorist groups use cultural heritage for control – but also for funding.
How Central Command Beat ISIS
by Brian Glyn Williams
And the three ways that post-Caliphate ISIS terrorism will continue to gust across the globe.
Kissinger Warns Trump
ISIS Is Keeping Iran in Check, You Must Not Let Tehran Fill the Void
At the Last Minute the ISIS Captor Had Lowered His Demands and We Had Rescued Fayza from Certain Death in Mosul
by Brian Glyn Williams
One beautiful young Yazidi girl now had something that so many other sex slaves did not have, freedom and a chance to live her life.
Why did ISIS blow up the mosque in Mosul?
by Kishwar Rizvi
It was following a tradition established by Saudi Arabia.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Destroying Great Mosque of al-Nuri 'is Isis declaring defeat'
Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago.
Did Russia Kill Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?
by Robert T. Souza
Friday’s claim should be taken with a grain of salt.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Mosul’s library without books
by Robin Wright
A first person account.
SOURCE: The American Scholar
What now for Iraq’s Mosul Museum, recently liberated from ISIS?
by Cathy Otten
A first-person account shows it’s a legacy in ruins.
SOURCE: Daniel Pipes Blog
What Do Jihadis Want? The Caliphate
by Daniel Pipes
The answer is surprisingly obscure, as most of their attacks do not include clear demands.
What soldiers found when they came upon the Mosul museum
Thousands of artifacts had been safely removed before ISIS took over.
SOURCE: Al Jazeera
The full story behind ISIL's takeover of Mosul Museum
Iraqi archaeologists say ISIL looted the museum before destroying it, but many artefacts were stored safely elsewhere.
Report: Syrian government forces enter Palmyra, drive back Islamic State
Islamic State has captured Palmyra, whose ancient ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, twice during Syria's six-year conflict.
SOURCE: The Telegraph
Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by Isil in Mosul
The shrine is situated on top of a hill in eastern Mosul called Nebi Yunus - one of two mounds that form part of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh.
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