On March 17, US forces reportedly targeted two IS snipers in a single building, which set off a series of explosives in the house that killed many civilians. Iraqi officials, however, say that there were only civilians killed in the blast, and that there were no hidden munitions.
According to the prime minister, any troops that stay on in the country will be advisers for training purposes only, though details have not been finalized.
The unconventional nature of Trump's presidency has raised some hopes that he might find peaceful solutions where others have failed, but the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not be solved overnight, experts say.
Candidates backing reform have made impressive gains in municipal elections across the country, including its capital, Tehran.
Graduating US Naval Academy midshipmen march into the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., May 26.
In a policy document, the ruling party of Gaza will also drop its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in an effort to improve relations with Gulf Arab states and Egypt.
US-backed forces have retaken about 60 percent of the town, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Palestinian Authority and Hamas, who controls the enclave, are in a bitter power struggle, as the Trump administration is expected to be more sympathetic to Israel.
Local business owners roll up their sleeves and start the hard work of bringing life back to the city.