Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

May 18, 2015

Contested Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to Islamic State group

The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major loss despite intensified U.S.-led airstrikes. Bodies, some burned, littered the streets as local officials ...

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

May 16, 2015

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

Islamic State extremists made key gains Friday, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours after allegedly massacring dozens of civilians as they closed in on Syria’s ancient metropolis of Palmyra. Women and children were among 23 people executed in ...