The patch of land in the heart of Iraq’s capital — home to Saddam Hussein’s palaces, the American occupation and Parliament — had become a symbol of alienation.
Despite Kurdish, Iraqi and American forces arrayed against it, ISIS has been hanging onto its final patch in Syria — and still exporting trouble.
He made his share of mistakes, but he worked for a safer, more democratic world.
The captured operative was a midlevel official best known for having paraded captured Kurdish soldiers in cages.
Prosecutors say Edward Gallagher turned bloodthirsty on his eighth deployment, shooting civilians and stabbing a captive. His lawyer called the charges baseless.
The scorched wildfire landmarks are reminiscent of war zones — not just in how they look, but in how they make the people battling the blazes feel.