World update: December 4 2019

Stories from Saudi Arabia, North Korea, the United Kingdom, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

Contrary to the Pentagon’s insistence that the October raid in which its forces killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (or caused him to kill himself) left no civilian casualties in its wake, NPR is reporting that two civilians were killed and a third maimed by US helicopter fire. I know, I was surprised as well, since the US m…

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