Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

May 25, 2016

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Raqqa province and Iraqi forces advanced in Fallujah on Tuesday, piling pressure on the jihadis in two strongholds. The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against IS ...

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

May 25, 2016

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many Iraqis — particularly Shiites — who are angered by political disarray and the continual militant bombings in Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi triumphantly announced ...

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 ...