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Kurds, Islamic State Clash Near Kurdish Regional Capital

Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State fighters just 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Wednesday. “We have changed our tactics from being defensive to being offensive. Now we are clashing with the Islamic State in Makhmur,” said Jabbar Yawar, secretary-general of the ministry of the Kurdish peshmerga fighters. Yawar said the Kurds had re-established military cooperation with...

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