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Iraqi Forces, Kurds Retake IS-Besieged Town

Iraqi forces, aided by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, said Saturday that they had secured a key town south of Baghdad after heavy fighting with Islamic State militants.   Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called the recapture of the town of Jurf al-Sakhar a "fatal blow" against the militants. Islamic State has threatened to take over Baghdad, and any loss of ground to Iraqi forces is a major setback. Also Saturday, security sources said Iraqi...

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