BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces advanced into east Mosul on the 19th day of the operation to retake the militant-held city. Here are some facts about the country's biggest military operation in years. Where are the Iraqi forces? Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service pushed into the Al-Karama area of eastern Mosul on Friday, a few days after it and Iraqi regular army forces reached the outskirts of the city. Soldiers have also advanced toward the northern edge of the city, while Kurdish forces have also gained ground north…
WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies carried out 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the Combined Joint Task Force said.
WASHINGTON: The US-led coalition pounded the Islamic State group with 39 air strikes Thursday and Friday, including more than a dozen near the flashpoint Syrian town of Kobane.
WASHINGTON: Turkey has granted the United States access to its air bases for the campaign against the Islamic State group, including a key installation near the Syrian border, a senior US defense official said Sunday.