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  • Rachel Marsden: Is Chinese strategy the key to defeating Islamic State?

    PARIS -- While the U.S. and its allies are struggling to figure out how to stop the Islamic State from metastasizing throughout the Middle East and beyond, China has been conspicuously absent from the containment efforts. Given that China is the largest...
  • Hiding under corpses: Iraqi tribesmen recount escape from Islamic State

    Hiding under corpses: Iraqi tribesmen recount escape from Islamic State
    Muhammed Hilal and about 100 other members of Iraq's Albu Nimr tribe felt safe hiding from Islamic State militants in tall grass - until the headlights of dozens of cars exposed them. "We know you are there, traitors," militants shouted, before...
  • In rarity for Iraq, Shiite holiday passes with no attacks on pilgrims

    BAGHDAD The new Iraqi government passed a major security test Tuesday as millions of Shiite Muslims prayed and marched in huge processions on one of their sect's holiest days, unbloodied by the Sunni Muslim extremist attacks that have marred the...
  • Why Iraqi army can't fight, despite $25 billion in U.S. aid, training

    Hussein Shehab knew things were going badly when he spotted the Iraqi police pickup trucks. They were flying the black flag of Islamic State fighters, who were driving the vehicles straight toward him and his fellow Iraqi security force soldiers. It was...
  • Simsbury Veterans Asking Public To Support Memorial Project

    Simsbury Veterans Asking Public To Support Memorial Project
    SIMSBURY — Local veterans are making a push to raise money for a memorial honoring all military veterans but inspired by a young Simsbury High School graduate who died serving in Iraq. The planned memorial on Hopmeadow Street will honor residents...
  • Islamic State executes scores of fellow Sunni Muslims

    Islamic State forces have carried out another mass killing of civilians in western Iraq, officials said Saturday – the systematic executions of at least 50 fellow Sunni Muslim men and women belonging to a tribe that has defied the extremist...
  • Iraqi Shiite group massacred Sunnis at mosque, Human Rights Watch says

    Iraq’s largest Shiite militia, which has been incorporated into the U.S.-backed national army and police, has been accused of massacring 34 Sunni Muslims at a mosque northeast of Baghdad in August. A Human Rights Watch report issued Sunday is...
  • Canada drops its first bombs on Islamic State targets

    Canada dropped its first missiles on Islamic State targets on Sunday, aiming bombs at marks near Fallouja, Iraq, Canadian officials announced. Two CF-18 fighter jets dropped the 500-pound laser-guided bombs in a mission that took about four hours, Rob...
  • Islamic State militants again massacre fellow Sunnis in Iraq

    Islamic State militants again massacre fellow Sunnis in Iraq
    By all accounts, the killings have been summary, brutal and public: At least 200 members of a western Iraqi tribe that has defied the militants of Islamic State have been lined up and shot dead in recent days, including dozens whose executions came to...
  • Slaughter of Anbar tribesmen shows weakness in US plan to beat Islamic State

    BAGHDAD For four grueling months, Naim al-Goud, his kinsmen and the local police fought off an Islamic State offensive against his town near Hit, a key city in Iraq's war-torn Anbar province. In his telling, their constant pleas for Iraqi army...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...