The seizure of the al-Omar oil field accelerates a race for control of the last Islamic State territories between U.S.-allied forces and those of Syria, Russia and Iran.

  • Liz Sly, Zakaria Zakaria
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The attack was one of the deadliest against security forces by militants this year.

Friday’s battle marked the heaviest fighting between the two sides since the Iraqi military launched a campaign to reclaim areas it lost in 2014.

The restrictions against Mohammad Khatami highlight a political crisis between Iran’s reformists and more-conservative factions.

If Hamas wants any role in a future Palestinian government, it must recognize Israel, officials said.

The actions began after people in a crowd waved a rainbow flag at a rock concert last month.

The announcement of the fall of the city, the de facto Islamic State capital, came after a last-stand battle by the militants.

The military push is raising doubts about the future of Iraqi Kurdistan’s leadership.

President Trump says the United States is “not taking sides” in crisis between two U.S. allies.

The conflict between Kurdish and Iraqi forces follows Kurdistan’s independence vote. 

Iraq’s U.S. trained special forces were part of the advance on Kurdish positions.

Rouhani said his country is united and will continue to allow nuclear inspections.

Details of the deal have yet to be released, however, and major obstacles remain.

U.S. officials said they had not determined who deployed the weapon, known as an EFP, which killed an American soldier this month. 

Resentment was already simmering, but the killing in a Christian village has triggered a nationwide backlash. 

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