Iraq violence

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town under siege
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian …
Iraq: Kurdish forces retake parts of largest dam
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.
Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area
Iraq’s al-Maliki steps up struggle to keep his job
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's elite security forces loyal to the country's embattled prime minister deployed in force in the streets of Baghdad on Monday as Nouri al-Maliki demanded the newly elected president name him to continue in his post and form a new government, a development that could th…

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