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ISIS Forces Degraded from Caliphate to Caves

At one time, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria controlled a self-proclaimed caliphate that stretched from Syria to Iraq, but now that force in Iraq has been degraded so much that the remnants are hiding in caves.

SOP newswire3Afghanistan Extends Ceasefire with Taliban - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres and the UN mission in Afghanistan welcomed on Saturday the Afghan Governments extension of the unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban, amid an outpouring of support for the truce from war-weary people all across the country.
SOP newswire3Financial Abuse of Elderly Rampant - Older people are increasingly subject to financial abuse, in many cases by their own family members, a United Nations human rights expert warned on Thursday.
SOP newswire3UN Delivers Aid as Yemeni Port City is Bombarded - As the Yemeni port city of Hodeida continues to come under attack from Saudi-led coalition forces on Thursday, seeking to drive out Houthi rebels who control the city, the United Nations and humanitarian partners are rushing to provide life-saving assistance to thousands of vulnerable families there.
SOP newswire3Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone today to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in two separate calls to discuss the results of the recent summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
SOP newswire3Terrorism Diverts Resources From Development to Costly Security - The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3True Peace Requires Standing up for Human Rights - Achieving peace involves more than "laying down weapons," United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Wednesday, calling for intensified efforts to address the root causes of conflict.
SOP newswire32.5 Million Migrants Were Smuggled in 2016 - According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled during the course of 2016.
SOP newswire3Treat People Living with Albinism With Respect - On the international day to raise awareness on albinism - a rare genetic condition that results in the lack of melanin in the body - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater solidarity with people living with albinism, so they can live more empowered lives.
SOP newswire3Military Escalation Will Have Serious Consequences for Yemeni Civilians - An attempt by a Saudi-led military coalition to take control of the Yemeni port of Hodeida from opposition Houthi forces "will have serious consequences" on an already "dire" situation for millions of civilians, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for End to Child Labor - No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, marking World Day against Child Labour.
SOP newswire3US-North Korea Summit an Important Milestone Towards Denuclearization - Tuesdays historic summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been hailed as "an important milestone" by the UN Secretary-General.
SOP newswire3DoD Welcomes Positive News From Summit - The Defense Department welcomes the positive news coming out of todays summit meeting in Singapore between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
SOP newswire3Paraguay Eliminates Malaria - Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.
SOP newswire3UN: US-North Korea Summit in Singapore a Promising Development - The summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "a promising development for global peace and security," United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said on Monday.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the month of May.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Central African Republic Hospital Attack - Weapon-toting intruders at a hospital in war torn Central African Republic (CAR) drew grave condemnation from the United Nations humanitarian coordinator on the ground, calling it "an outrageous violation of international humanitarian law."
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Taliban Temporary Truce Announcement - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the Talibans announcement of a three-day partial ceasefire during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, urging all parties concerned "to seize this opportunity and embrace an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process."
SOP newswire3Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says - While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels today.
SOP newswire3Attack in Somalia Kills U.S. Service Member - A U.S. special operations service member was killed and four other U.S. service members and a partner force service member were wounded as the result of an enemy attack during an operation today in Jubaland, Somalia, U.S. Africa Command officials said.
SOP newswire3U.S., Egyptian Navy Vessels Perform Maneuvering Drills - The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill and the Egyptian navys frigate El Suez participated in a passing exercise here, June 3.
SOP newswire3Dunford to Discuss Deconfliction With Russian Counterpart in Helsinki - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki tomorrow to discuss operations in Syria and other matters.
SOP newswire3UN and Myanmar Ink Agreement, Setting Stage for Rohingya Return - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the understanding reached between UN agencies and Myanmar on creating conditions that would allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to voluntarily and safely return to their homes in the countrys Rakhine province.
SOP newswire3UN: Bangladesh Drug-offender Killings Must Stop - The alleged extra-judicial killing of suspected drug offenders must be "immediately halted" and their perpetrators brought to justice, UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN Security Council Condemns Ceasefire Violations in Ukraine - Expressing grave concern over the recent deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its "severe impact" on civilians, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday underlined the need to scale up efforts to support the civilian population affected by the conflict.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence Against Women - The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls "a thing of the past," said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3UN: Children as Young as One Involved in US Separation of Migrant Families - The current policy in the United States of separating "extremely young children" from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the countrys southern border "always constitutes a child rights violation," the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup in Syria Continues to Target ISIS Terrorists - In Syria, Operation Roundup is in its 36th day of targeting and destroying remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Thomas Veale, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told Pentagon reporters today via teleconference from Baghdad.
SOP newswire3Mattis Meets With Indo-Pacific Leaders at Singapore Summit - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with several Indo-Pacific leaders on the sidelines of the 2018 International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore June 1.
Robert Paul ReyesStings Like a Bee! Samantha Bee Calls Ivanka Trump a 'Feckless C-Word' - Ivanka claims to be an advocate for women and children, but she lacks the moral fortitude to confront her father, and demand that he take decisive action to stop the separation of undocumented families.
SOP newswire3Security Council Fails to Adopt Competing Texts on Protection of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza - The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to adopt two competing draft resolutions; one produced by Kuwait, in response to the killing of dozens of Palestinian protestors in Gaza, and the other tabled by the United States, which vetoed the initial resolution saying it was "grossly one-sided" against Israel.
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