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  • U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south....
  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels

    Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive. Since the strikes began last week,...
  • Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful

    Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful
    Britain conducted its first airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group on Tuesday, hitting two targets in northwest Iraq, British officials announced. Strikes by the Royal Air Force successfully took out a heavy weapons post and a nearby armed...
  • A year later at U.N., Iran's president has much-tougher task

    The smile is still there, along with the optimistic patter, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is struggling with a much tougher task this week as he tries to duplicate last year's successful charm offensive at the United Nations General Assembly....
  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
  • Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus

    The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels. The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
  • President Obama will go out with a war cry

    Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war. When the president talks about his new offensive against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State,...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Pentagon: No evidence that airstrikes killed civilians despite reports

    Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the initial damage assessment did not confirm any civilian casualties.  Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon...
  • Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State
    Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation. Danish and British jets will join a...