Oct 13, 2014

U.S. says Turkey OKs use of its bases against Islamic State militants

Turkey will let U.S. and coalition forces use its bases, including a key installation within 100 miles of the Syrian border for operations against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, American defense officials said Sunday. The Obama administration had pressed Turkey for a ...

Triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 58 people

Oct 13, 2014

Triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 58 people

A triple suicide bombing Sunday killed at least 58 people in Iraq as a roadside bomb killed the police chief of the western Anbar province, authorities said, attacks that dealt major blows to Iraqi security forces struggling to combat the Islamic State extremist group. ...

Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani but jihadists on offensive in Iraq

Oct 13, 2014

Kurds thwart Islamic State in Kobani but jihadists on offensive in Iraq

Islamic State jihadists met dogged Kurdish resistance Sunday in the high-profile Syrian battleground town of Kobane but in Iraq they put forces under strong pressure, prompting U.S.-led relief drops. A roadside bomb killed the police chief in Iraq’s Anbar province, between Baghdad and the ...

How two French girls were lured to jihad online

Oct 12, 2014

How two French girls were lured to jihad online

by Lori Hinnant

On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf. Just two months earlier and a ...

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 ...