Daily Archive: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Iraqi troops launch battle for last IS stronghold in Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, launching a major battle for the Old City where some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped and risk being used as human shields by the extremists. The push for the Old City is the final major fight

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to an attack on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran. The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syria’s