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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Sunni tribal leaders offer to battle Islamic State if Baghdad makes concessions

    IRBIL, Iraq Leaders of Iraq's Sunni Muslim tribes threatened Friday to rebel against the Islamic State, the first indication that a change of government in Baghdad might allow a new prime minister to rally the country's divided ethnic and religious groups...
  • U.S. return to war in Iraq makes few waves in a Baghdad focused on Maliki's fate

    BAGHDAD As American bombs fell Friday on Iraqi soil for the first time in more than two years, the attention of Iraqi leaders in Baghdad was firmly fixed elsewhere: the looming vote to form a new government that could coalesce its fight against the...
  • Obama sends U.S. planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States on Thursday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...
  • Obama sends US planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States early Friday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who'd fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...
  • Obama says he has authorized airstrikes in Iraq, aid to Yazidi refugees

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States intervened militarily in Iraq early Friday morning for the first time since Islamist militants seized control of nearly half the country, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when...
  • Islamic State grabs more territory in Iraq, reportedly seizes major dam

    A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam. The fresh advances by...
  • Jets, explosions reported near Islamic State lines as Kurds beg for U.S. help

    IRBIL, Iraq Jet aircraft attacked Islamic State positions outside the town of Kalak, 25 miles northwest of Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, a resident of Kalak told McClatchy early Friday. The resident, reached by phone from Irbil,...
  • With Islamic State advancing, Kurds prepare for last stand outside capital

    KALAK, Iraq Kurdish fighters scrambled to set up a defensive line Thursday after militants from the Islamic State seized four strategic towns on a key highway and advanced to positions just minutes from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish...
  • Islamic State pushes back Kurdish forces near Irbil, sparking panic

    IRBIL, Iraq Militants from the Islamic State made a surprise attack early Thursday on strategic villages near Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, apparently capturing significant territory and sending thousands of refugees into the...
  • Kurds want US to drop water to refugees trapped by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Desperate to reach tens of thousands of people who fled the Islamist militant takeover of the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar and are now trapped in rugged mountains outside the city, international aid officials and representatives of the...
  • Kurds from Turkey, Syria enter Iraq to battle Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish forces pushed Tuesday to retake territory they lost over the weekend to the Islamic State in a major counteroffensive that will test the ability of the best-trained military force in Iraq to confront the radical Islamist group....