Iraq Says It Recaptured Town Along Islamic State Supply Route into Syria

The Iraqi military said it has recaptured the western town of Rutba from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). The town is located along the militants’ supply route into neighboring Syria, and is considered an essential “support zone” used by the terrorist group to launch attacks in both countries.


ISIS Threatens To Take Iraq’s Ramadi

Every recent news story about the battle against ISIS in Iraq has taken pains to quote the administration’s assessment that about 25 percent of the Islamic State’s territory has been recaptured. Pushing them out of Tikrit was a significant milestone, although it took considerably longer than planned.