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  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State

    Iraqi Kurdish fighters head to Kobani to take on Islamic State
    Some rebel reinforcements reached the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, officials said Wednesday. But the main force of fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, aiming to help fellow Kurds battle Islamic State militants, was said to be still en route as night fell....
  • Islamic State executes dozens of Sunnis who fought it in Iraqi town

    BAGHDAD Islamic State gunmen on Wednesday executed more than 40 men from two tribes that had fought unsuccessfully to prevent the extremists from overrunning their city in war-torn Anbar province, according to tribal leaders and Iraqi officials. The...
  • Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

    Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under...
  • Iraq's Abadi struggles to gain Sunni tribal support

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office, he was regarded as a moderate Shi'ite leader who could win over powerful Sunni tribal chiefs to the fight against Islamic State. Three months later, Sunnis who once helped U.S....
  • Suicide bomber kills 27 militia members in Iraq

    Suicide bomber kills 27 militia members in Iraq
    A suicide bomber killed at least 27 Shi'ite militiamen on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar on Monday after security forces pushed Islamic State militants out of the area over the weekend, army and police sources said. The attacker,...
  • Iraq sends reinforcements to Kobani to repel Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq The long-expected reinforcement of Kurdish forces at the besieged Syrian town of Kobani by men and equipment from Iraq began Tuesday, though it remains uncertain whether the effort will be enough to expel Islamic State militants. A convoy...
  • ISIS is prompting moderate Muslims to speak up

    ISIS is prompting moderate Muslims to speak up
    One of the main talking points for people who want to tarnish all Muslims with the behavior of violent radicals is that peaceful Muslims don't condemn the violence being committed in the name of their religion. I just saw another Morning Call letter...
  • Help for Middle East Christians

    American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when...
  • Assad's warnings start to ring true in Turkey

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria's Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
  • Review: Frontline's 'The Rise of ISIS,' Al Jazeera America's 'Informants'

    Review: Frontline's 'The Rise of ISIS,' Al Jazeera America's 'Informants'
    "Frontline" continues to perform vital work in its coverage of the Middle East and the battle against terrorism, with its latest, "The Rise of ISIS," forging what amounts to a sobering, well-reported trilogy with "Losing Iraq" and "The United States of...