Kurds mustering to fend off Islamic State advance in northern Iraq
Local television reports described troops massing to bolster front lines 30 miles away, and while there was no ... Control of another key location, the Mosul Dam, which controls much of the water in northern Iraq, was still being contested.
Sunni Extremists Repel Kurdish Forces in Iraq
BARTELLA, Iraq — Sunni extremists ... settlements less than 20 miles west of Erbil — Mahmour and Gwar — had fallen to ISIS. In Baghdad, at least four bombings on Wednesday killed at least 30 people and wounded many more. The United Nations Security ...
Kurds clash with Islamic State militants on outskirts of regional capital Irbil
In Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, authorities found ... The Islamic State has put Iraq’s survival as a unified state in jeopardy. The capture of the town of Sinjar, home to many of Iraq’s Yazidi minority sect, during a weekend offensive ...
Chaos in Iraq’s north as Yazidi minorities starve and Islamic State presses Kurds
BAGHDAD – Politicians appealed Wednesday for emergency ... Kurdish forces had managed to protect the area from the Sunni extremists, who have rampaged through much of northern Iraq, slaughtering opponents, destroying ancient shrines and demanding that ...
A tanker’s tale: Iraq’s oil divide - caught up in a row between Kurdistan and Baghdad
Sixty miles off the coast of Texas sits ... which is desperately seeking money in the midst of turmoil in Iraq. The Kurds, many of whom have long sought an independent state, say the central government in Baghdad has stopped providing the northern region ...