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  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • Iraq wins one-year reprieve on Gulf War reparations due to crisis

    A United Nations body agreed on Thursday to let Iraq postpone its final payment of reparations to Kuwait for the 1990-91 Gulf War, in an effort to help ease Baghdad's cash-strapped budget. The consensus decision, reached by major powers at the U.N....
  • Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

    Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has been...
  • Three top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: U.S. officials

    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Among those killed was Abd al Basit, whom the officials described...
  • U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report

    U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report
    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, U.S. General Martin...
  • Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'

    Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'
    Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...
  • Iraq's Kurdistan says to deepen ties with Iran

    Iraqi Kurdistan plans to strengthen its relationship with Iran, the prime minister of the semi-autonomous region said on Wednesday in an acknowledgement of the deepening ties between Arbil and Tehran. Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said in a statement...
  • German cabinet approves training mission to Iraq

    The German cabinet on Wednesday agreed to send around 100 German troops to northern Iraq to train Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and...
  • Inquiry clears British soldiers of murder and torture of Iraqis

    Allegations that British troops executed captured Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a battle in 2004 were based on lies, a long-running inquiry concluded on Wednesday, exonerating the armed forces. The Al-Sweady inquiry,...
  • U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday renewed for 12 months its authorization for humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. The unanimously adopted...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces launch offensive to recapture Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurdish forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to recapture the northern town of Sinjar from the Al Qaeda breakaway group Islamic State, part of an effort to secure the road to the Syrian border. Ethnic Kurdish military forces known as...