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Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege

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SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.

Three top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

World, 19 Dec 2014

Three top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON - U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders but not senior commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

World, 19 Dec 2014

Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds

ZUMAR, Iraq - Kurdish peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar mountain and freed hundreds of people trapped there by Islamic State fighters, a Kurdish leader said on Thursday.

World, 19 Dec 2014

Iraq wins one-year reprieve on Gulf War reparations due to crisis

GENEVA - A United Nations body agreed on Thursday to let Iraq postpone its final payment of reparations to Kuwait for the 1990-91 Gulf War, in an effort to help ease Baghdad's cash-strapped budget.

World, 18 Dec 2014

Iraq Kurds launch Sinjar offensive after coalition air strikes

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces launched an operation to retake the town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq on Wednesday after coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions overnight, Kurdish officials said.

World, 18 Dec 2014

Islamic State recapture parts of northern refinery city Baiji

BAGHDAD - Islamic State insurgents forced Iraqi forces to retreat on Wednesday after fierce fighting in the city of Baiji, close to the country's biggest oil refinery, a local official and tribal leader said.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Inquiry clears British soldiers of murder and torture of Iraqis

LONDON - Allegations that British troops killed captured Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a battle in 2004 were “baseless”, a long-running inquiry concluded on Wednesday.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Iraq Kurds launch Sinjar offensive after coalition air strikes

ARBIL, Iraq - Kurdish forces launched an operation to retake the town of Sinjar in northwestern Iraq early on Wednesday after heavy coalition air strikes on Islamic State positions in the area overnight, Kurdish security officials said.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Suspect in six Pennsylvania killings is target of manhunt

LOWER SALFORD, Penn. - An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members, including his 14-year-old niece, in a shooting spree in communities near Philadelphia was being sought on Monday by Pennsylvania police.

World, 16 Dec 2014

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