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US, Kurds Make Gains Against Islamic State Group

U.S. officials say airstrikes in Iraq have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State group, while Kurdish fighters also reported major gains against the Sunni extremists. Defense Department officials said Thursday the gains are hampering the militant group's ability to command and control areas it occupies in Iraq and Syria. Among those identified as killed were Haji Mutazz, a deputy to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Abd al-Basit, the Islamic State military emir in...

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