International aid agencies are preparing for what the United Nations estimates could be an exodus of as many as one million people.
By PBS NewsHour
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.
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By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Mosul may answer the question: If the Islamic State loses a crown jewel of its so-called caliphate, will that be a decisive and sustainable victory for Iraq? Or will Baghdad once again falter, allowing sectarian and political divisions to destabilize…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Islamic State group has specifically targeted the U.S. and the West, using its networks, online communications and social media to attract foreign fighters to the front lines and followers in other countries to take up the fight overseas. As…
By Larisa Epatko
Even as battle plans are laid to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, questions remain about what will come next.
By Michael D. Regan
U.S. military officials said they halted airstrikes Saturday against what were thought to be Islamic State targets in Syria after Russia claimed they killed dozens of Syrian soldiers.
By Larisa Epatko
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday the United States should make its priority combating the Islamic State group and catching its leader.
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press
At an economic summit in China, President Barack Obama is turning attention to the Islamic State group.
By Kassia Halcli
The Amaq news agency, considered the Islamic State's media outlet, tweeted that al-Adnani died while surveying military operations in the city of Aleppo, media outlets have reported. No cause of death was given.
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