|This image is from the Honk Kong Protests going on right now, and I feel that this image is powerful because it lets us know what the population of Hong Kong is feeling during these rough times. (It gives you insight on their true feelings)|
|This picture is from the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, and I think it's very effective because it shows the hardship that the unarmed civilians had to go through while being brutally punished by the Chinese Military.|
The story that has been grabbing my attention most recently is the fight against ISIS. It has been all over the news, and it's hard to ignore the pain and the suffering that the U.S. and other countries (Allies) have had to endure because of this groups various acts of terror. The article that I have been looking into is about the many airstrikes on the Turkish border that have been taking place to halt the ISIS threat.
In CNN's report of the airstrikes near Kobani, Syria, they talk about the number of airstrikes total between Iraq, and elsewhere within Syria besides Kobani. They also voice the goal of ISIS in that the group wants to push forth an effort to extend its terrain. CNN reports that the airstrikes near Kobani, Syria are a major blow to ISIS because Kobani is near the Turkish border. The Turkish border is key to ISIS and its operations because it is key to expanding their overall terrain. One local fighter says, "Finally, they are hitting the right places."
In The New York Times' report of the same airstrikes, they talk more about what type of equipment was used during the airstrikes, and how this proves to be a major turning point in President Obama's war against the Islamic state. They also specified that the ISIS group is composed of Sunni militants, which is something that the CNN report failed to do. But unlike the CNN report, this report did not specify a death toll or statistic as to how many people have been hurt or killed as a result of the ISIS threat. This report is more in depth, but it still lacks the statistics that CNN provided in the same report.
Both of these sources also used pictures of ISIS militants in action while standing next to their symbolic flag (CNN), and chilling out in a tank while cruising through a parade (New York Times). Both sources also provided a detailed map as to where all the airstrikes took place! (This proved to be very helpful)