At a time when others were closing their doors to refugees, Canada stepped in to help, offering to resettle more than 1,000 of the Islamic State's most vulnerable victims, particularly Yazidi women and girls who, like Melkeya, survived sexual enslavement.
Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts.
Her family's urgent request comes days after the teen was found in a refugee camp in northern Syria; she told the Times newspaper that she wanted to return.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting ISIS handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come.
A pair of dusty villages in the Syrian desert is all that remains of the vast expanse of territory the Islamic State once called its caliphate.
The collection of evidence to build cases against individuals must be strengthened within national justice systems in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Nigeria.
In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up.
ISIS killed four Americans in a suicide attack in Syria, less than a month after President Trump declared that the terrorist group was defeated.