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Mosul (Iraq)

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  • Why can't Islamic State be stopped? Analysts say it's better armed, better organized

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State's push toward the Kurdish city of Irbil on Thursday came as unwelcome news to those who had believed that the Kurdish peshmerga militia would be the force most capable of halting the militant Islamists' momentum. The United...
  • 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...
  • Kurdish forces to launch counterattack against Islamic State fighters

    Kurdish forces to launch counterattack against Islamic State fighters
    Kurdish peshmerga forces are planning a counter-offensive against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq after being routed by the radical Sunni insurgents Sunday, senior Kurdish officials said Monday. One of the officials told Reuters the Kurds had...
  • Islamic State threatens major Iraqi dam, takes fight into Lebanon

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria. It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
  • Terrorist Islamic State Gaining Strength

    Warnings from U.S. officials about the terrorist Islamic State that has established a haven in Iraq and Syria sound ominously like the intelligence alerts that preceded al-Qaida's attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Richard Ledgett, the deputy director of the...
  • Islamic State's brutal videos send message to friend and foe alike

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State, the radical Islamist group that now controls large swaths of eastern Syria and northern and central Iraq, posted another slickly produced video online this week that warns its religious and political rivals that they face...
  • Officials: US knew 3 days before Mosul fell that Islamic State was moving forces

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State's offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government's insistence that it could handle the...