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Iraq Launches Offensive Against Islamic State

Iraq has launched an offensive to retake territory lost to Islamic State insurgents. Local Kurdish and Shi'ite militias have joined government forces to fight the invading radical group and they are supported by coalition airstrikes. At an army base in the north, General Najim al-Jabouri told his troops getting ready to start a ground offensive that police and local tribal militias will participate in the battle. "We all work as a team. We have the highest level of...

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