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Official: Large anti-ISIL effort requires ground observers

U.S. forces in Iraq remain committed to using airstrikes to help refugees, though any attempts to seriously blunt the advance of the Islamic State would require more ground resources, a senior officer involved in the air effort told USA TODAY.<p>Iraq conflict: What you need to know<p>Those ground forces …


COVER IMAGE: An Israeli tank outside the northern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Experts Warn of Terrorism Blowback From Iraq Air Strikes

The American air strikes against a militant group in Iraq could motivate the fighters to retaliate with terrorist attacks against U.S. civilians, …

Obama Hails Iraq’s New Government

President Barack Obama offered his assistance to the new government emerging in Iraq on Monday, sending a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri …