New Kurdish offensive targets Islamic State group

November 19, 2014 1:44 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Kurdish peshmerga forces launched a new offensive Wednesday targeting Islamic State group extremists in Iraq, even as a suicide bomber killed at least four people in the Kurds' regional capital.

The operation came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said details haven't been finalized for a deal that would have his country to train rebels to battle the Islamic State in Syria, where the militants also hold territory. That will be a major topic for retired Marine Gen. John Allen, the U....

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