Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

World Aug 26, 2015

Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery — Iraq's largest — was critical to the fight against Islamic State. The town, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, has been a battlefront for more than ...

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State near Anbar base; crashed drone found

World Jul 22, 2015

Iraqi forces attack Islamic State near Anbar base; crashed drone found

Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive on Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants and secure a supply route in Anbar province, police and tribal sources said. In other action, bomb attacks across the country killed at least 32 people. The deadliest was ...