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US Defense Secretary Arrives in Irbil, Near Mosul Fighting

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived Sunday in Irbil, northern Iraq, where he is meeting with Kurdish leaders and military commanders close to the fight to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists. Shortly after arriving on the unannounced visit, Carter met with Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, the president of the largely autonomous Kurdish region in the northern part of the country. Kurdish peshmerga forces have been pushing toward towns just northeast of Mosul to...

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