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  • Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State

    Fallouja illustrates Iraq's challenge in retaking cities from Islamic State
    At the Nuaimiyah military base on the edge of long-troubled Fallouja, Iraqi soldiers often sleep outdoors, gambling that they will be better protected by sandbags than by flimsy, flammable huts as they endure a nightly cascade of mortar shells and fiery...
  • After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge: Win over Sunnis

    After Tikrit victory, Iraq's new challenge: Win over Sunnis
    Iraq won the battle to retake the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, backed by a coalition of the unlikely in Iranian advisers, Shiite militias, and U.S.-led airstrikes, but the country now faces what could be its most important battle:...
  • Iran, Iraq and Islamic State

     Iran, Iraq and Islamic State
    Iraqi forces heavily fortified by Iran-backed Shiite militia fighters have launched an assault to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. The Iraqis report progress, with Islamic State fighters retreating. That's significant because this is the...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Our mistake: Thinking that all countries should be structured like U.S.

    Our mistake: Thinking that all countries should be structured like U.S.
    The United States has the most potent military in terms of firepower and operational capacity in history. Our military overthrew Saddam Hussein and crushed the Taliban in a matter of weeks. Our forces can direct a rocket from Nevada through a window in...
  • Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq

     Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq
    At the dawn of 2015, the U.S. has yet to articulate a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy to counter the influence and territorial gains of Islamic State, the terrorist group that emerged last year — and poses a dangerous and vexing threat to...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Iraq, Kurds agree on oil deal, uniting to fight Islamic State

    Iraq, Kurds agree on oil deal, uniting to fight Islamic State
    Iraq's central government and leaders of the nation's semiautonomous Kurdish region unveiled an oil and budget deal Tuesday aimed at resolving a months-long dispute and presenting a united front against Islamic State militants. The accord provides an...
  • Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq

    Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq
    Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer. “What...
  • Iraq leader orders his air force to not bomb civilian areas

    Iraq leader orders his air force to not bomb civilian areas
    Iraq's new prime minister declared Saturday that his nation’s warplanes would no longer attack areas where civilians are present, a step meant to ease tensions between the Shiite Muslim-dominated central government and the Sunni Muslim minority....
  • Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State

    Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media. Meeting Arab leaders...