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Kurdish and Iraqi armed forces made gains against ISIS fighters in northeastern Iraq on Friday, taking back several villages as they surrounded the large ISIS-held town of Jalawla, a spokesman for Kurdish forces said.
He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.
This Oct. 9, 2003 file photo shows soldiers from the U.S. Army's 720th Military Police Battalion watching as a mine sweeper look for weapons in a hole they dug during a raid on a farmland just outside Tikrit, Iraq.
"We need long-term to take out ISIS' leadership, to degrade their operational capabilities, to cut off their financing sources, to go after them in a comprehensive way to cut off their ability to do the things we've seen them do."
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U.S. air power helped Kurdish fighters retake a major Iraqi dam from terrorists over the weekend, but the Islamic radicals are still a formidable force in the embattled nation, and the United States may well stay in the fight for the foreseeable future, experts say.
IT'S been branded an 'evil cult' with members facing murder charges for brutally bashing a woman at a McDonald's.
An F/A-18C Hornet takes off for Iraq from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS... After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.
Iran is providing advice to Iraqi Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists, Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday .
Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. prepared to launch a massive aid push to help Iraqis uprooted by the extremists.
FORMER military top brass have raised warnings about the crisis in Iraq as David Cameron headed to a Cornish beach on his second holiday of the summer.
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Islamic State militants have released a video which purportedly shows them beheading an American journalist.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 06:22 am
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