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  • Watertown Native Killed In Iraq

    Watertown Native Killed In Iraq
    Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, of Watertown was killed in Iraq this week, according to the Associated Press. His remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Department of Defense announced the death of Noonan who was supporting...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...
  • Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters

    Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters
    Islamic StateĀ  has released a Hollywood-style propaganda video seemingly meant to counter a U.S.-led military and diplomatic drive targeting the media-savvy extremist movement. The slickly produced video, clocking in at 55 minutes, is the group’...
  • Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

    ISTANBUL Islamic State extremists Saturday released 49 diplomatic hostages to the Turkish government, ending a crisis that officials here said had blocked the NATO ally from fully joining the U.S.-led battle against the Islamic State. Turkish officials...
  • Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq

    Turkey secures release of 49 hostages seized in northern Iraq
    SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert...
  • In Iraq, closing the gap between Obama's goal and means

    Discordant notes from the Obama administration last week were widely interpreted as a collision between a war-weary president and a gung-ho military. And it was easy to see why. President Obama ordered airstrikes against Islamic State militants, but...
  • United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring...
  • National Intelligence Collection Strained

    The U.S. has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from the Islamic State that it did in Vietnam — by underestimating the enemy's will, according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Clapper's comments came in a...
  • Spending, war disputes to dog post-election, lame-duck Congress

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress will face a contentious post-election session in November dominated by a longer-term spending bill and more wrenching questions over President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...