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Iraq, ISIL Militants Clash Near Syrian Border

The insurgent offensive threatening Iraq spread to the northwest of the country on Sunday, when Sunni militants launched a dawn raid on a town close to the Syrian border, yet an Iraqi official claimed that its security forces had "regained the initiative" after stalling the militants' march toward Baghdad. As the rapid advance south by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) toward Baghdad appeared to slow over the weekend, fierce fighting erupted in the town of Tal...

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