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  • New Iraq mission's tough question: What does US do if Islamic State survives?

    WASHINGTON As the United States announced its first airstrikes inside Iraq nearly three years after the military had furled its colors in Baghdad and declared the war complete, it sought to minimize fears that the latest effort could lead to "mission...
  • Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters amid fierce resistance from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces pushed north Tuesday in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic militants who have been occupying it since mid-June, only to see the assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance...
  • In Kurdish Irbil, first car bomb raises fear of onslaught by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq A car bomb that exploded along a busy Irbil thoroughfare Saturday evening was the first attack on the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region since the Islamic State took control of much of adjacent Iraqi Arab territory in mid-June, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Iraqi VP urges role for Saddam loyalists, criticises U.S. action

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Former dictator Saddam Hussein's Baath party must play a role if a political solution is to be found in Iraq, ex-vice president Tarek al-Hashemi said on Monday, warning that U.S. air strikes would do nothing to end the violence....
  • 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...
  • Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit...
  • 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...
  • Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

    Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam
    Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee...