Iraq: War Against Extremism

  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard during airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes also directly targeted the group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters detain a man suspected as a militant for the Islamic State group, as airstrikes target Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
  • Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard during airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants at the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq. For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to allow them to purchase American weapons. And for just as long, the administration has rebuffed the Kurds, America’s closest allies in Iraq. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
  • Workers unload an armored vehicle belonging to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on the front line with militants from the extremist Islamic State group, at the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq (AP Photo/ -Khalid Mohammed)
  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take cover during airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
  • Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on their way to the front line with militants from the extremist Islamic State group, at the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

follow us Mobile Site iPad News Hunt Android RSS Tumblr Linekin Pinterest Youtube Google Plus Twitter Facebook