Iraqi protesters break into Green Zone, enter premier's office

May 21, 2016

Iraqi protesters break into Green Zone, enter premier's office

Supporters of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the premier’s office Friday after breaking into the Green Zone for the second time in three weeks, further escalating a long-running political crisis. They faced tough resistance from forces guarding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office, but some ...

Islamic State has lost half of its Iraq turf, Pentagon says

May 17, 2016

Islamic State has lost half of its Iraq turf, Pentagon says

The Islamic State group has continued losing control over territory across Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, including almost half of what it had once held in Iraq. The Defense Department had previously estimated that Islamic State fighters had lost control of ...