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  • As Kurds regain ground in Iraq, new challenges emerge

    HASSAN SHAM Iraq (Reuters) - The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces.
  • Syria Kurds say American joins fight against Islamic State

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has joined Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a spokesman for the main Kurdish armed group in the country said on Thursday. The Kurdish official said that Jordan Matson had...

    Islamist insurgents seize western Iraqi town of Hit: security sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State-led insurgents took control of most of the western Iraqi town of Hit in Anbar province early on Thursday, security sources and local officials said. The ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants have captured vast swathes...

    Islamic State committing 'staggering' crimes in Iraq: U.N. report

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used child soldiers in what may amount to systematic war crimes that demand prosecution, the United Nations said on Thursday....

    Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

    SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper...