Iraqi troops are vowing to retake the 'Islamic State' bastion of Ramadi. Iraq's army chief of staff said final preparations were underway. IS took control of the strategically important capital of Anbar province more than half a year ago.
Germany must protect the "fragile" progress it has made in Iraq, top diplomat Heiko Maas told lawmakers in Berlin. The Bundeswehr is set to expand its training program for Kurdish fighters to all security forces in Iraq.
A German schoolgirl who ran away to join the "Islamic State" terror group has been handed a six-year jail sentence in Iraq, according to media reports. Linda W. was arrested by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
Turkish forces will target Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria and possibly Iraq, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The threat comes as military and rebel allies captured the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
Stockholm attacker Rakhmat Akilov has pleaded guilty to carrying out last April's truck attack. Akilov said he wanted to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the fight against "Islamic State."
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