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Iraqi Forces Launch Push to Retake Area North of Baghdad

Backed by paramilitary forces and aerial support, Iraqi troops on Tuesday launched a new push to retake a key area north of the capital, Baghdad, and dislodge Islamic State in Iraq (IS) militants from there, officials said. The operation came as a group of suicide bombers targeted a military headquarters in western Iraq, killing eight officers on Tuesday. No one immediately claimed responsibility for that attack. According to a statement by the Joint Operations Command, the "new...

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