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  • U.S. general says Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances...
  • U.S. general: 'It'll take time' to train new Syria force, reclaim Iraq turf, defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON "It will take time." That was the line used repeatedly Friday by the U.S. general leading the military campaign against the Islamic State, in his first news conference at the Pentagon since taking charge of Central Command last year. While...
  • U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame

     U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame
    Turkish-American relations reached their nadir last week. Turkey's failure to take a definitive stance on Islamic State has unleashed a torrent of criticism in Western media of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad

    Islamic State steps up bombings in Baghdad
    While an international military effort has focused on Islamic State advances in northern Syria and in Anbar province in western Iraq, the extremists have stepped up their terrorist attacks in the Iraqi capital. A series of car bombings struck Baghdad'...
  • Iraq, Syria refugees from Islamic State get winter aid kits: agency

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of refugees in Iraq and Syria, fleeing attacks by Islamic State, will be given emergency winter kits to help them cope with the approach of cold, rainy weather, an international aid agency said on Thursday....
  • Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U....
  • Airstrikes insufficient to stop Islamic State

    Airstrikes insufficient to stop Islamic State
    The relentless advances of the Islamic State army in Iraq and Syria are proof that airstrikes will not be sufficient in stopping them. We need to arm the Free Syria Army and provide American boots on the ground to protect innocent civilians from being...
  • U.S. seeks more from China, Asian Muslim nations, on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek greater cooperation from China and Southeast Asia's main Muslim states, Indonesia and Malaysia, in the campaign against Islamic State and staunching the flow of foreign fighters...
  • No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...
  • Iraqis desperate for air cover as US moves warplanes to Kobani

    IRBIL, Iraq With the U.S. seemingly focused on helping Kurdish militias fight off an Islamic State advance at Kobani on the Turkey-Syria border, Islamist militants this week have seized one key military base in Iraq's Anbar province and have laid siege to...
  • It's official: US won't be working with current Syrian rebel groups to battle Islamic State

    WASHINGTON John Allen, the retired Marine general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition's response to the Islamic State, confirmed Wednesday what Syrian rebel commanders have complained about for months that the United States is ditching the...