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Kurdish Officials Say US Aid Will Help Defeat IS in Iraq

An infusion of American aid to Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces will help step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Kurdish officials said. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that $410 million in financial assistance would go to the Iraqi Kurdish forces as a part of a package to boost the fight against IS militants in the country.   Carter made the announcement during a visit in which he met with Iraqi officials in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad....

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