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Sunday, March 18, 2018

U.S. Warplanes Target Militants In Iraq; Refugees Crowd Into Irbil

By Kathleen Hennessey, David S. Cloud and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times IRBIL, Iraq — Two U.S. fighter jets bombed Sunni militant forces in northern Iraq on Friday morning, launching the first major U.S. military action in the country since combat troops left three years ago. In a statement issued Friday morning, the Pentagon […]

August 8, 2014

U.S. Aircraft Strike Islamic State Artillery In Iraq: Pentagon

Washington (AFP) — Two U.S. aircraft on Friday bombed Islamic State extremist positions in northern Iraq after artillery fire near U.S. personnel, the Pentagon said. The raid — the most significant since the United States withdrew from Iraq — came a day after President Barack Obama authorized force as he voiced fears of genocide against […]

August 8, 2014

Islamic State Pushes Back Kurdish Forces Near Irbil, Sparking Panic

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Washington Bureau IRBIL, Iraq — Militants from the Islamic State made a surprise attack early Thursday on strategic villages near Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, apparently capturing significant territory and sending thousands of refugees into the city. Kurdish military officials said that the situation was under control, but […]

August 7, 2014