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  • Wisconsin man charged with trying to join Islamic State group

    MILWAUKEE A Madison, Wis., man has been charged with trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join the Islamic State terrorist group. Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, was charged in federal court with attempting to provide material support and resources "namely...
  • Biden says momentum is turning against Islamic militants in Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave an upbeat assessment of the Iraqi government's fight against Islamic State militants, defending the administration's strategy ahead of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Washington visit next week. "It'...
  • From one cockpit, the war to destroy Daesh forces

    The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S. and coalition airstrikes conducted in the previous 24 hours against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces across war-torn Iraq and Syria. Periodically a news outlet will use the...
  • Iraq's Tikrit, free of the Islamic State, is a city in ruins

    In Iraq's Tikrit, liberation from the Islamic State group comes at a heavy price, both in loss of life and in the sheer devastation the militants leave in their wake. Much of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown and once a bustling city north of Baghdad,...
  • Islamic State group releases over 200 captive Iraqi Yazidis

    The Islamic State group released more than 200 Yazidis on Wednesday after holding them for eight months, the latest mass release of captives by the extremists targeted by U.S.-led airstrikes and an Iraqi ground offensive. Gen. Hiwa Abdullah, a...
  • 200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq

    200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq
    More than 200 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State in August were released Wednesday, Iraqi government officials said, in what was characterized as a rare act of goodwill by the violent extremist group. Vian Dakhil, an Iraqi parliament member, confirmed...
  • Iraqi teams start exhuming mass grave of soldiers in Tikrit

    Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Kamil Amin...
  • Islamic State group not only suspect in war crimes at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forensic teams uncovered the bodies Tuesday of at least 40 victims of last year's massacre near Tikrit of government soldiers captured by the Islamic State group in the early days of its onslaught across northern and central Iraq. And...
  • Iran calls on Turkey to help find peace in embattled Yemen

    ISLAMABAD A Turkey-led diplomatic initiative to prevent the conflict in Yemen from spreading in the Middle East showed signs of progress Tuesday at talks in Tehran, where Iran's leadership agreed to work with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • Iraqi officials say 10 mass graves found in Tikrit

    Iraqi officials announced Monday the discovery of several mass graves near the city of Tikrit, state news media reported. Officials with the Ministerial Council said in a statement that 10 mass graves had been found in the city, about 80 miles north...
  • Iraqi teams start exhuming mass grave in Tikrit

    Iraqi teams start exhuming mass grave in Tikrit
    Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Kamil Amin...