News Roundup 11/4/16

  • At least 30 civilians, including children, were killed by NATO airstrikes in Afghanistan. [Link] Afghanistan Fyle
  • Defense Secretary Carter has stated that the offensive against the ISIS capital, Raqqa is only weeks away. US commanders are now contradicting Secretary Carter, saying the offensive can be as far as 6 months away. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • Syrian rebel groups clash in East Aleppo. Reporting from Reuters suggests that the jihadist groups were able to seize weapons from other Syrian rebel groups. [Link] Syria Fyle
  • Congressman Lieu writes a letter to John Kerry and Ash Carter explaining how US service members could be prosecuted for war crimes in Yemen. The US is providing mid-air refueling to Saudi planes that attack Yemen. Saudia Arabia has hit several civilian targets including hospitals, schools, and funerals. [Link] US/Saudi War Against Yemen Fule
  • Turkey arrests 9 members of the pro-Kurdish political party. Turkey also blocked access to social media sites. [Link] Turkey Coup Fyle
  • While the NYC mayor has attempted several interventions to reduce homelessness, there are a record number of homeless people in NYC. [Link]
  • A Federal employee with stage IV cancer could lose his job for using doctor prescribed medical marijuana. [Link] War On Drugs Fyle

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