18 Iraqi troops killed in suicide attacks using stolen Humvees

Jul 30, 2015

18 Iraqi troops killed in suicide attacks using stolen Humvees

Militants in Iraq used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to unleash a series of suicide car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said. The attacks came as the government pressed on with efforts to reclaim territory ...

Iraqi militias train teens to face the threat of the Islamic State

Jul 29, 2015

Iraqi militias train teens to face the threat of the Islamic State

A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group. The Shiite boys and young men, some as young as 15, ran through its normally placid streets carrying out mock ...

Jul 28, 2015

NATO backs Turkey's fight against Islamic State

NATO offered political support for Turkey’s campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting Tuesday, and President Tayyip Erdogan signaled the alliance may have a “duty” to become more involved. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO allies in Brussels ...

Jul 27, 2015

U.S., Turkey seek to establish 'Islamic State-free zone'

The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists’ advances. A U.S. official said the creation of an “Islamic State-free ...