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Iraq 'Months' From Major Anti-IS Ground Offensive

The U.S. military said Thursday that Iraq's military is "months" away from a major offensive to retake territory lost to the Islamic State group. Iraqi Kurdish militia fighters known as the peshmerga are preparing to travel to the Syria-Turkey border to defend the city of Kobani against the IS fighters, but according to U.S. Central Command officials, a sustained ground offensive in Iraq will require more time. A military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity,...

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