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Under Fire, IS Leaves Behind Bombs, Tunnels and Qurans

The commander leaned over to the driver of the armored car, warning him not to hit the edge of the road, which Islamic State militants had laced with homemade bombs. Iraqi Kurdish fighters known as the Peshmerga had just cleared this area, pushing their front line against IS 23 kilometers (14 miles) toward the extremist stronghold of Mosul. But the extremists left behind a deadly trail of bombs, piles of explosives loaded in plastic jugs, and elaborate networks of tunnels. Bouncing...

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