When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.
President Trump called on the Saudi government to lift the restrictions on Yemen, saying it “must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately.”
The Pentagon intends to keep indefinitely its legacy cluster munitions, more than 1.5 million of which are in South Korea.
Riyadh is training its military to help prevent civilian casualties and taking other steps that amount to conditions on $110 billion in proposed weapons sales.
An analysis drawing on satellite images, videos and more shows that hospitals were bombed repeatedly and that Syrian forces used chlorine gas on a greater scale than believed.
Yemeni officials are caught between the public outrage at home over civilian deaths and fear of losing American counterterrorism assistance.