On ‘Radio Times’: The White House’s plans to combat ISIS

 Residents carry the bodies of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, on Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Residents carry the bodies of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, on Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A U.S.-led coalition conducted an airstrike on Western Mosul earlier this month, signaling a potential shift in the Trump administration’s approach to combating ISIS. On “Radio Times” Wednesday, New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi joined Mary Cummings-Jordan remotely to talk about the airstrike, the resulting civilian deaths, and what the attack signals about the approach President Trump is taking in suppressing terrorist organizations in the Middle East.

Callimachi shared a personal anecdote about her time in Eastern Mosul. While the area has been technically freed from ISIS control, in her experience, Eastern Mosul is “a place that in some ways looks normal, but that clearly still has an ISIS infiltration problem.”

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