Erin Cunningham



As clashes with Islamist militants escalate in the eastern city, so do fears of a full-blown civil war.

  • Oct 16, 2014

The capture of Anbar would put the militant group just outside Baghdad, in an embarrassing setback for the U.S.-led air campaign targeting the jihadists.

  • Oct 9, 2014

The militants are trying to seize dams and are shutting off water to villages that don’t cooperate.

  • Oct 7, 2014

The Islamic State’s advance shows the limitations of airstrikes aimed at halting the militants’ offensives.

  • Oct 6, 2014

But the scope of the Turkish assistance to the Islamic State fight remains unclear.

  • Oct 3, 2014

Two showdowns suggest that the Islamic State is still powerful despite weeks of U.S.-led airstrikes.

  • Oct 2, 2014

The measure sent would allow soldiers to establish safe zones for those fleeing the Islamic State fight.

  • Sep 30, 2014

Kobane faces serious shortages of medicine, other goods as residents flee to the Turkish border.

  • Sep 29, 2014

Despite U.S. air strikes, jihadists continued Sunday to pound the Syrian city with artillery shells.

  • Sep 28, 2014

At least 10 are slain in 24 hours in the Libyan city. No group has asserted responsibility for the killings.

  • Sep 20, 2014
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