Jul 24, 2015

Pentagon chief Carter visits Iraqi Kurdistan

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter met Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani Friday on the second day of a trip to Iraq aimed at reviewing efforts to defeat the Islamic State group. The U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated his commitment to assisting the autonomous northern Iraqi region, ...

Dec 15, 2014

Islamic fighters capture two army bases in blow to Syria

BEIRUT AP Al-Qaida-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases on Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said. The fall of the two bases ...

Aug 11, 2014

Lawmakers weigh U.S. role against Islamic fighters

Islamic militants’ growing influence in Iraq and Syria is a threat to Americans, lawmakers from both political parties agreed Sunday even as they sharply disagreed on what role the United States should play in trying to crush them. President Barack Obama last week approved ...