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Iraqi troops try to break siege of Amerli

KIRKUK, Iraq--Iraqi forces launched a ground operation Saturday to break a nearly three-month siege of a town encircled by Islamic State extremists as residents reported a delivery of humanitarian aid by what was widely described as a U.S. ...

Syrian rebels say Islamic State could be defeated

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- When the shock troops of the Islamic State set out to conquer a city in Syria or Iraq, their first move has been to avoid a battle by spreading terror -- using videos that show them savaging civilians and beheading captured ...

UN force battles Syrian rebels on Golan Heights

JERUSALEM -- United Nations troops from the Philippines stationed on the Syrian Golan Heights exchanged fire with Syrian rebels surrounding their base on Saturday as another group of Filipino troops were extricated from a neighboring post, the U.N...