The raid, the first counterterrorism operation under President Trump, resulted in the death of one US commando. Several civilians were also killed, according to local medics.
American officials denied any civilian casualties, but medics on the scene said that 10 women and children were killed.
A US bomber and drones attacked a militant camp for the second time in as many days.
As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shiite-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the best weapon against terrorist groups.
Conservatives and the Obama administration have long disagreed about the threat of terrorists coming across the Mexico border. Data suggest the threat is not insignificant. Now, the Trump administration is poised to make it a priority.
A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 02 & 09, 2017 weekly magazine.
There is confusion over which rebel groups will be covered by the ceasefire, but after two previous ceasefires collapsed this year, many believe this agreement will last.
The conflict with ISIS and even older war in Syria will continue to radiate ferment across a region that will also witness an as-yet unknown Trump effect.