AP News Guide: Instability set to follow IS collapse
What to know about Islamic State group's rise and fall as it fights to hang on to last remains of the 'caliphate'
Long road ahead for Mosul's residents, despite military victory over ISIS
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul Monday -- three years after ISIS took control of the city. The nine-month campaign to retake what was once Iraq's second largest city is a major success for Iraqi Security Forces and the U.S.-led coalition supporting them. But Mosul's
What to Know About ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
U.S.-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces press forward in their efforts to release Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq , from its two-year long occupation by ISIS. At the same time, U.S. officials have indicated that a second front against the terror group’s administrative capital in Syria -- Raqqa
How US Forces Are Assisting in the Battle for Mosul
The Iraqi and Kurdish offensive on Mosul is "ahead of schedule" after the operation's first day, a Pentagon official said today. Only a "small number" of the almost 5,000 American troops in Iraq could find themselves in what a Pentagon spokesman called "a combat environment" as they advise Iraqi
Iraq Announces Offensive on Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi has announced the start of the long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, which was seized by ISIS in 2014. The battle for Mosul is seen as a pivotal moment towards defeating ISIS in Iraq . Al Abadi's announcement was made on state
Why the Battle for Mosul Is So Important
Iraq's announcement of the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS is a pivotal moment in defeating ISIS, which has made the city its de facto capital in Iraq since seizing it in mid-2014. The Iraqi offensive on Mosul is the culmination of a two-year Iraqi military campaign to remove the
Gen Petraeus' Long History with War in Iraq
ABC's Martha Raddatz reports on Gen. David Petraeus' long history with the Iraq War.
What the Offensive on Mosul Will Look Like
The Iraqi military's looming offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS promises to be not only its largest operation but also its toughest test as ISIS fighters have had more than two years to prepare elaborate defenses inside Iraq's second largest city. "The size of Mosul makes this by far the largest
Hillary Clinton Says No Ground Troops in Iraq 'Ever Again'
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said she wouldn't put ground troops in Iraq "ever again" and would not use boots on the ground to defeat ISIS . "We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again and we are not putting ground troops into Syria," the Democratic presidential nominee, who has
Man On A Mission
THE TRUCKS ARRIVED in waves, blood streaming from their beds. Inside, American soldiers were piled on one another, 25 or so in all. It was May 2004, at the Marine base in Ramadi, Iraq. An enemy mortar had landed, and word spread of a mass casualty. U.S. Army Special Forces team leader Brian Decker,