Kurdish forces

  • ISISRetreat
    December 20, 2014  

    Over the past few days, pro-Western Kurdish fighters, with the aid of American air power, have forced ISIS fighters in Northern Iraq to retreat from territory they seized last summer. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C. with more on the largest offensive operation carried out against ISIS so far. Continue reading

  • A picture taken on Aug. 17 near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul shows smoke billowing after an U.S. air strike near the Mosul dam, Iraq's largest, on the Tigris river. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
    August 20, 2014   BY Lolita C. Baldor and Lara Jakes, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks. Continue reading