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  • Iraqi defense chief tells Hagel offensive vs militants a priority: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraq's new defense minister affirmed his commitment to military reform and said going on the offensive against Islamic State fighters is a priority, the Pentagon said on Thursday after U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to his...
  • Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. The...
  • U.S. warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths...
  • In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitterness

    BAGHDAD Like most Iraqis, Ali Abbas Mahmoud didn't know when he awoke Thursday that a jury in Washington had found four former Blackwater security guards guilty the previous day in one of the most infamous episodes of the U.S.-led occupation. That's...
  • Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

    Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
    A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The decision closes an...
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

    WASHINGTON An infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors of killing unarmed civilians in the chaotic streets of Baghdad. The former Blackwater men were charged with killing 14...
  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters to help battle extremists in Kobani, Syria

    Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday. A Syrian...
  • Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

    Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad
    Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. The...
  • Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years. With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat...