Pentagon releases first images from raid that killed ISIS leader

Zachary Cohen, Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne | CNN | 31 October 2019.

Washington: The Pentagon released newly declassified video and images Wednesday of the daring, two hour raid targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that shows US forces taking small arms fire from multiple locations as their helicopters approached the compound.

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Hong Kong activists press US to counter China’s erosion of city’s freedoms

Shibani Mahtani | The Washington Post | 17 September 2019

Hong Kong democracy activists presented their case before a congressional commission Tuesday for tougher U.S. action, including possible sanctions, to counter China’s steady erosion of the territory’s freedoms, as momentum builds in Washington for a more robust response.

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