Oct 12, 2014

U.S. drops supplies to embattled Iraqi soldiers

U.S. military aircraft have delivered food, water and ammunition to besieged Iraqi troops battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Saturday, as the coalition pursued its air assault in Iraq and Syria. The move marked the first time that coalition aircraft airdropped supplies to ...

Worried Iraqi capital sees Islamic State militant push around it

Oct 12, 2014

Worried Iraqi capital sees Islamic State militant push around it

On the western edge of Iraq’s capital, Islamic State group militants battle government forces and exchange mortar fire, only adding to the sense of siege in Baghdad despite airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition. Yet military experts say the Sunni militants of the Islamic State ...

Oct 8, 2014

Canadian parliament authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Canada’s parliament voted Tuesday to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. request. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party introduced the motion last week. Harper has a majority of seats in parliament, so the vote was all but ...

Oct 7, 2014

Abbott hopes Australia troops will soon enter Iraq

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday he hopes that legal hurdles can be cleared quickly so that Australian special forces troops can begin their assistance role in Iraq. Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters have flown their first missions over Iraq since Cabinet ...