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  • Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State

    Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters closed in Sunday on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The advance follows a...
  • Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque

    Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque
    A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest attack and a suicide bombing...
  • Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters

    Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters
    Balto. post-mortem Some left-wing liberal loony made the observation not too long ago that all cops need to be disarmed. If anyone needs proof of the lunacy of that statement, they need look no further than Baltimore. Once my favorite city in the...
  • In constant battle over Iraq, Jeb and Marco are losing

    In constant battle over Iraq, Jeb and Marco are  losing
    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio can't give the right answers to questions about the Iraq war because the right answers threaten each candidate's credibility. For Bush, the obvious problem is his name. Jeb Bush can't break his link to George W. Bush, who...
  • U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

    U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided
    Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead. ----...
  • Obama's hesitancy on Iraq gives Islamic State a leg up

    Don't feel bad if you're confused about what the United States is trying to accomplish in Iraq. President Obama doesn't seem to know, either — or else he won't say. Days after admitting that "we don't yet have a complete strategy" for training...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation

    Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray. Unlike the rugged men in fatigues around him, his prepubescent face has barely...
  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...
  • Obama said to consider more US troops to train Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon is preparing recommendations to send hundreds more U.S. troops to Iraq to speed training of the country's military forces in response to a request from the White House, two U.S. officials said. Options include sending 500 to 1,500...