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  • Kurdish forces retake Iraq dam; pope warns against unilateral action

    Kurdish Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airstrikes regained control of a strategic dam late Monday after a three-day battle with Islamic State militants who overran the facility earlier this month, military officials said. “We now have complete...
  • Obama says Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul dam

    Obama says Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul dam
    President Obama on Monday claimed another success in the U.S. air campaign in Iraq, but offered no clear end to the U.S. involvement in the war against Sunni Muslim militants. Aided by U.S. warplanes and drones, Kurdish Iraqi forces have regained...
  • Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...
  • Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again

    Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again
    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place." In Geneva, the...
  • U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State

    U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State
    Kurdish snipers trained their rifles on a black Islamist flag still fluttering from the top of a cellphone tower. Other peshmerga, as Kurdish forces are known, snapped selfies alongside a bullet-riddled pickup that previously was part of the mechanized...
  • Iraqis battle Islamic State in Tikrit; situation in Mosul stable

    Iraqis battle Islamic State in Tikrit; situation in Mosul stable
    Iraqi government forces and volunteer fighters mounted a fresh drive Tuesday to oust Islamic State fighters from the northern city of Tikrit but were facing stiff resistance from the militant group, news agencies reported. The Iraqi news site Shafaq...
  • Scene of fighting, grandiose Mosul dam always beset with problems

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Mosul Dam was always meant to be a symbol of Iraq's grandiose ambition to escape poverty and underdevelopment. But from the start, the $1.5 billion barrier north of the city was beset with significant engineering problems, now made...
  • U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State positions near Iraq dam: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted airstrikes on Monday on Islamic State positions near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said. A mix of U.S. fighter, bomber and drone aircraft took part in the strikes, which damaged or...
  • EEUU realiza ataques aéreos adicionales cerca de represa de Mosul: Pentágono

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - El Ejército de Estados Unidos realizó el lunes ataques aéreos a posiciones del Estado Islámico cerca del embalse de Mosul en el norte de Irak, dijo el Pentágono. El ataque fue realizado por bombarderos, cazas y aeronaves no...
  • Iraqi forces aim to capture Mosul: spokesman

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are planning an assault on the northern city of Mosul, hoping to retake it from Islamic State fighters, the spokesman for the country's counter-terrorism unit said on Monday. "The new tactic of launching a quick attack...
  • Intensified U.S. bombing in Iraq appears to give Kurds boost at dam

    Intensified U.S. bombing in Iraq appears to give Kurds boost at dam
    Kurdish Iraqi fighters took back much of a strategic dam in northern Iraq as the United States stepped up its bombardment of Islamic militant positions in the region, Kurdish officials said Sunday. In comments to news agencies and on Iraqi television,...