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Washington, Damascus At Odds In Fight Against IS

Washington (AFP) — Washington and Damascus are “not on the same page” in the fight against their common enemy the Islamic State, whose militants have declared a “caliphate” straddling swathes of Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials said Monday. The United States has been battling IS insurgents just over the Syrian border in Iraq with a […]

August 19, 2014

Iraqi Forces Battle Islamic State Militants In Tikrit

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces and volunteer fighters mounted a fresh drive Tuesday to oust Islamic State fighters from the northern city of Tikrit but were facing stiff resistance from the militant group, news agencies reported. The Iraqi news site Shafaq reported that three columns of Iraqi soldiers had […]

August 19, 2014