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  • Iraqi forces launch offensive to break Islamic State's siege of Amerli

    Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists and in urgent need of supplies, residents said. Iraqi army soldiers, Kurdish forces and pro-government Shiite Muslim...
  • US begins airstrikes, aid deliveries to support besieged Iraqi town

    IRBIL, Iraq The U.S. military began to conduct airstrikes and air-drop humanitarian aid to a starving Iraqi town south of Kirkuk besieged by militants of the Islamic State since mid-June, the Pentagon said. The operation to support the enclave of Amirli,...
  • Islamic State's media-savvy militants spread message with ease

    Driving hulking tanks and armored trucks, Islamic State militants conducted a victory parade of sorts recently in Raqqah, their stronghold in northern Syria, flaunting military hardware that they had captured. Some of the masked fighters muscled the...
  • Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

    Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by...
  • Obama may be 'too cautious' on Islamic State, Sen. Feinstein says

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that President Obama may be "too cautious" in setting a strategy to deal with the Islamist militant group seizing territory in Iraq and Syria, and called for a bolder U.S. effort to confront the group. "I have learned...
  • With U.S. help, Iraqi forces and Shiite militias free besieged town

    With U.S. help, Iraqi forces and Shiite militias free besieged town
    With U.S. warplanes opening a new front against Islamic State extremists, Iraqi forces and Shiite Muslim militiamen on Sunday broke the militant group’s nearly three-month siege of the northern town of Amerli as beleaguered residents greeted them...
  • Iraqi and Kurdish forces bid to break Islamic State siege of town

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said. Two officers said Iraqi troops, militia and Kurdish...
  • U.S. conducts air strikes on militants near besieged Iraqi town

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and dropped humanitarian supplies to civilians in the area, the Pentagon said. President...
  • From death row, Ft. Hood shooter requests to join Islamic State

    The former U.S. Army psychiatrist sentenced to die for the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting that killed 13 and wounded dozens more has released a letter saying he wants to become a citizen of the militant group Islamic State, according to a letter. Nidal Malik...
  • Saudi king warns of terrorism threat to U.S., Europe

    DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday. The king made the statement during...
  • Syrian rebels say Islamic State could be defeated

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey When the shock troops of the Islamic State set out to conquer a city in Syria or Iraq, their first move has been to avoid a battle by spreading terror using videos that show them savaging civilians and beheading captured soldiers. If...