28 Feb '15, 1pm

Unlike the rest of the Iraqi military, the Peshmerga fight on. And win.

Fighters shoot a machine gun toward the position of Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Kobani, seen from the Kara Ali village on the Turkey-Syria border on Nov. 4, 2014. Vadim Ghird/AP Related Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdad Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city. Parents of slain journalist James Foley say US should do more The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday. Transformation of 'Jihadi John' — from quiet Briton to suspected killer The apparent ...

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Kurdish fighters advance on Syrian town held by Islamic State militants:

Kurdish fighters advance on Syrian town held by...

stripes.com 27 Feb '15, 3pm

BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters were closing in on a northeastern Syrian town that is a key stronghold of the Islamic State grou...

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group:

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic ...

stripes.com 01 Mar '15, 1am

In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, a graffiti depicting the Islamic State flag is seen on a wall, in the city of...

China’s role in the fight against Islamic State —

sipri.org 27 Feb '15, 2pm

Feb. 15: Non-interference limits China’s role in the fight against Islamic State by Oliver Bräuner and Daha Park The rapid...

Al Qaeda affiliate Nusra overruns Western-backe...

stripes.com 28 Feb '15, 5pm

Syrian rebels are seen firing shells against Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria, in this photo released Feb. 15, 2...

#islamicstate smashes ancient Iraq artifacts

stripes.com 26 Feb '15, 7pm

This screengrab, taken from video released Feb. 26, 2015, by the Islamic State group, shows militants using sledgehammers ...

FBI says 4th person with possible Islamic State...

stripes.com 28 Feb '15, 6pm

Related 3 planned to kill in US if they couldn't join Islamic State, FBI says The three, all immigrants from Central Asia ...

Islamic State militants abduct dozens of Christians in Syria:

Islamic State militants abduct dozens of Christ...

stripes.com 24 Feb '15, 4pm

Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, in Ju...

Rising Dem star committed ‘mortal sin’ by ripping Obama on Islamic State #military #ISIL

Rising Dem star committed ‘mortal sin’ by rippi...

washingtontimes.com 28 Feb '15, 5pm

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a twice-deployed Army veteran, is taking heat from liberals in the media for critici...

Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February, UN says

Iraq violence kills at least 1,100 in February,...

stripes.com 01 Mar '15, 9am

BAGHDAD — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, inclu...

New #ISIS video shows Kurdish fighters paraded in cages

New #ISIS video shows Kurdish fighters paraded ...

straitstimes.com 22 Feb '15, 11am

BAGHDAD (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremist group released a new video on Sunday purporting to sh...

US and coalition forces train Iraqi troops to fight Islamic State

US and coalition forces train Iraqi troops to f...

stripes.com 17 Feb '15, 4pm

Related Iraq Shiite militias rush to defend oil-rich Kirkuk from Islamic State Shiite prayers billow from a mosque loudspe...

@billroggio & @Weissenberg7 - Islamic State continues to advance in Iraq’s Anbar province

@billroggio & @Weissenberg7 - Islamic State con...

longwarjournal.org 24 Feb '15, 12pm

The Islamic State is attempting to take control of Amiriyat al Fallujah even as its forces seized most of the town of Al B...

The cracks in Islamic State’s business plan are...

blog.limkitsiang.com 27 Feb '15, 12am

By Ora Szekely Reuters February 20, 2015 Over the last year, Islamic State has presented the rest of the world with a stea...

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' a...

stripes.com 06 Mar '15, 3am

People visit the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 1, 2015. On Saturday, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider a...

Westerners head to Iraq to fight as Christian warriors against Islamic S...

Westerners head to Iraq to fight as Christian w...

stripes.com 03 Mar '15, 12am

Related Islamic State threat boosts business for Kurdish gunsmith In gunsmith Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in this Kur...