The officials wouldn't say which U.S. agency is providing the arms or what weapons are being sent, but one official said it isn't the Pentagon. The CIA has historically done similar quiet arming operations.
Before leaving on a two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard, President Barack Obama gave an update on the U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni insurgent group, the Islamic State in Iraq and stressed that the U.S would maintain vigilance for as long…
By Dave Sloan, Hari Sreenivasan
Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with Professor Christine Allison about the Yezidis, a Kurdish religious minority group who are being targeted by Islamic militants in Iraq. Professor Allison teaches at the University of Exeter where she focuses on Kurdish History…
By Robert Burns, Lara Jakes, Associated Press
Obama insists he will not send American ground troops back to Iraq after having withdrawn them in 2011, fulfilling a campaign promise. Still, even the limited airstrikes against the vicious insurgency show the president's conviction that the U.S. military cannot…
By Larisa Epatko
When Islamic militants swept into Mosul in northern Iraq earlier this month, at least 500,000 people fled the city. Some have since returned, but many others are watching and waiting in the nearby relatively peaceful Kurdish region.
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