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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...
  • Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State

    By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no...
  • Iraqi forces say they've retaken 2 towns from Islamic State

    Iraqi forces say they've retaken 2 towns from Islamic State
    Iraqi forces said Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army,...
  • Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive

    By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are drawing up plans to break Islamic State's siege of Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of minority Yazidis remain stranded months after fleeing their homes. Seeking to regain...
  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'" More than 70...
  • Islamic State has lured 550 Germans into fighting: spy agency

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of Germans fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq has increased sharply to 550 and around 180 have returned, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday....
  • Turkish government, Kurdish authorities argue over Yazidi refugees

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey In a picnic grove nestled in wheat and cotton fields just south of Diyarbakir, municipal officials have set up a refugee camp for more than 4,000 Yazidis who fled the threat of genocide when Islamic State extremists captured their...
  • In Baghdad cafe, the debate is about poetry, not politics

    BAGHDAD Khalid Ali Mustapha and his friends were arguing. Not about the issues of the day, like the latest Islamic State atrocity or how plummeting oil prices and corruption are straining Iraq's exchequer. The dispute was over a poem about unrequited...
  • Biden, fence-mending in Turkey, commits to 'transition' in Syria

    ISTANBUL Vice President Joe Biden assured Turkey Saturday that the U.S. plans to strengthen Syrian rebels and ensure a political transition "away from the Assad regime," but he stopped short of committing to the regime change in Damascus demanded by...
  • Iraqi pro-government forces fight back Islamic State at Ramadi

    Iraqi pro-government forces on Saturday repulsed an all-out assault by the militant group Islamic State on the city of Ramadi, capital of western Anbar province, according to official and media accounts. Al-Iraqiyah, the semi-official state news outlet,...
  • Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State

    Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
    Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. Turkish...