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Islamic State fighter (ISIS; ISIL) waving a flag while standing on captured government fighter jet in Raqqa, Syria, 2015.

ISIS is bigger now than when it first formed, and Trump’s conflict with Iran could give it a boost

Trump's conflict with Iran has taken attention away from ISIS while the terror organization shows strong signs of resilience.
Soldiers and Marines at a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

Terrible headaches every morning: A veteran describes the pain of the kind of combat-related brain injury Trump has repeatedly dismissed

It's been 10 years, and a former US soldier is still struggling with the troubling effects of the mild traumatic brain injury he suffered in Afghanistan.

Trump says ‘I won’t be changing my mind’ on his view that brain injuries suffered by US troops in Iran’s attack are not very s...

A leading veteran's group demanded that Trump apologize for diminishing the traumatic brain injuries suffered by US troops.
US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020.

Over 100 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iran’s missile attack on US forces in Iraq

Iran hammered US forces in Iraq with over a dozen missiles. Since then, more than 100 US troops have reportedly been diagnosed with brain injuries.

More and more US troops battered in Iran’s missile attack have traumatic brain injuries, and it could be a problem for the rest of their lives

Sixty-four service members have been diagnosed with mild TBIs, but "there's nothing mild about a brain injury," an expert told Insider.

64 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following Iran’s missile attack

The number of injured troops with mild TBIs from Iran's missile attack has steadily risen from under a dozen to nearly six times that figure.
An Iraqi policeman uses a K-9 sniffer dog to check for explosives in Baghdad's Karrada district on August 24, 2016.

How Iran and Qassem Soleimani shaped the fight against ISIS, according to an aid worker who saw it first-hand

"Though he is now gone, it doesn't mean Iran's agenda or strategy in the region has changed ... If anything, his killing added fuel to the fire."

50 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile attack

"I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things," Trump previously said. "But I would say, and I can report, it's not very serious."

Rockets struck the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, according to reports

Three rockets reportedly struck the American embassy in Iraq, with one hitting a dining facility in the diplomatic compound, according to CNN.
Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting U.S. President Donald Trump at a protest against what they say is U.S. presence and violations in Iraq, duri in Baghdad, Iraq January 24, 2020.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Iraq to demand American troops leave the country

Weeks after drone strikes that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Iraqis took the streets of Baghdad to protest U.S. military presence in Iraq.