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 ...

U.S. airstrike kills another top Islamic State leader in Iraq

May 10, 2016

U.S. airstrike kills another top Islamic State leader in Iraq

ashington A U.S.-led coalition airstrike has killed a senior Islamic State leader in Iraq’s Anbar province, along with three other jihadis, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the May 6 strike near the town of Rutba — deep in the Anbar ...

At least 12 killed in Baghdad-area attacks

May 9, 2016

At least 12 killed in Baghdad-area attacks

Separate attacks in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens, officials said. The deadliest was in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a funeral tent for the wife ...