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By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia and Syria halted air strikes on Aleppo, ahead of a short-term halt to all fighting in the city scheduled for Thursday. Also, a 72-hour halt to fighting in Yemen is also in the works…
Iraqi forces and their allies opened an offensive Monday to wrest the city of Mosul from Islamic State forces. While the Iraqi commander issued a confident assessment, balancing the various factions taking part in the fight is a complicated matter.
By Larisa Epatko
Iraqi armed forces have started an operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, who have held the beleaguered city for nearly two years.
The Iraqi military has been preparing for months to recapture Ramadi from the Islamic State group. As tanks and other vehicles rolled through the streets, state television reported the army chief has said his forces will finish taking back the…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Fighting between Shiite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and U.S. and Iraqi soldiers left at least 34 people dead and 70 injured in the southern city of Diwaniyah Monday, officials said.
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