Iraq

ISIS destroys another ancient archaeological site in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they control in northern Iraq, looting and damaging the ancient city of Hatra just one day after bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud, according to Iraqi government officials and local…
It’s not easy delivering pizza in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- "Learn how to drive!" a driver bellowed from his car. But Hassan Khudier just weaved through the bumper-to-bumper traffic on his motorbike. Angry drivers are among the lesser worries when you're a delivery guy in Baghdad.
Obama’s Iraq aim: Contain, not destroy, extremists
President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain -- not destroy -- the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whe…
US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group Friday amid a worsening humanitarian crisis. The extremists took captive hundreds of women from a religious minority, according to an Iraqi official, while thousands of other civ…
Syrian rebels buckling in face of jihadis
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian rebels that the U.S. now wants to support are in poor shape, on the retreat from the radical al-Qaida breakaway group that has swept over large parts of Iraq and Syria, with some rebels giving up the fight. It is not clear whether the new U.S. promise to arm them will make …

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