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  • 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...
  • Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

    By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal...
  • U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according...
  • 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,...
  • Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine

    We're three months into our newest war, the one against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and nobody's happy with how it's going. Hawks complain that President Obama isn't committing enough military force to win. Doves, noting that Obama just doubled...
  • Indiana man beheaded in Syria remembered in Muslim prayer service

    By Susan Guyett FISHERS Ind. (Reuters) - Muslims in Indiana held a funeral service on Friday for Abdul- Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held captive for a year. Kassig adopted...
  • Peter Kassig, Indiana man beheaded by Islamic State, remembered in Muslim prayer service

    Peter Kassig, Indiana man beheaded by Islamic State, remembered in Muslim prayer service
    Muslims in Indiana held a funeral service on Friday for Abdul- Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held captive for a year. Kassig adopted Islam while he was a hostage. His family said...
  • Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq

    Islamic State's Brutal Strategy To Take Iraq
    A centerpiece of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces. But new research shows the jihadists have been working since...
  • Islamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital: officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the city. Gunmen fired from rooftops at...
  • Militants launch attacks around Iraq's western Ramadi city

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic State militants launched coordinated attacks on Friday around the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, overrunning a village to the east and clashing with tribal fighters to the west, a local official and a tribal leader...