It’s been a big, singular-focus news day in America but the rest of the world is still awful. Hopefully, we can now go forward with a president who doesn’t underestimate and/or dismiss the real enemies in the world. You know, someone who realizes that ISIS is actually more dangerous than air conditioning.
Islamic State (ISIS) militants have forced about 1,500 families to retreat with them near Mosul, as Iraqi forces push ahead with their offensive to drive the militants out of their stronghold, the U.N. human rights commission said Tuesday.
ISIS militants also abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) members from villages on the outskirts of the city, Reuters reports.
“People forcibly moved or abducted, it appears, are either intended to be used as human shields or — depending on their perceived affiliations — killed,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, was quoted by Reuters as saying.
Mosul 2.0 has been flying under the radar while the United States focused on the end of the election. The current administration keeps assuring the American public that all is going well against ISIS and ISIS keeps proving them wrong. Even the victories are tainted by things like this incident.
If this is what progress looks like in this war that we never call a war, I shudder to think what a setback would entail.