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Islamic Militants Seize More Territory in Northern Iraq

Islamic extremists seized more territory in northern Iraq on Thursday, taking over several predominantly Christian towns and forcing thousands of residents to flee. Witnesses say the militants carried out an overnight offensive near Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, seizing several towns, including Qaraqoush and Tal Kayf, which have large Christian populations. Clergymen in the area say tens of thousands of civilians, along with the Kurdish fighters who were protecting them,...

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