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 Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

World Nov 3, 2014

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led airstrikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, ...