Iraq

U.S. looking into possible chlorine gas attack in Iraq - Kerry

WASHINGTON - The United States is looking into reports that Islamic State fighters used chlorine gas against Iraqi security forces, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.

Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq - U.S. 24 Oct 2014

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida - Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command said on Thursday.

Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis 23 Oct 2014

BAGHDAD - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.

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Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town 23 Oct 2014

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war. | Video

Turkey's Erdogan says 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to enter Kobani 23 Oct 2014

RIGA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday agreement had been reached on sending 200 Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq through Turkey to help defend the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

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Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town 23 Oct 2014

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war. | Video

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U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings 22 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.

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Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq - residents 22 Oct 2014

BAGHDAD - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.

Strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town, Iraqi dam - U.S. 22 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States conducted further air strikes against Islamic State forces on Tuesday and Wednesday, targeting the militant group near Iraq's Mosul Dam and the Syrian border town of Kobani, according to U.S. Central Command.

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament votes to send forces to Kobani 22 Oct 2014

ARBIL Iraq - Lawmakers in Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Wednesday they voted in favour of sending Kurdish forces to the besieged Syrian town of Kobani via Turkey.