The mainly Shi'ite Iraqi Army and the ill-equipped Kurdish Peshmerga are fighting independently and on separate fronts in an effort to recapture the Sunni city from ISIS ■ Part 1
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Villagers have been taken to camps for their own safety, says general.
Five to six gunmen storm academy housing 200 sleeping cadets.
It is not yet clear whether Ankara has requested the diplomats be extradited by German authorities.
Russia says it isn't planning more 'humanitarian pauses' in city's rebel-held areas after a temporary truce ended before the weekend.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch calls for probe into purported airstrike that hit Shi'ite mosque, killing at least 13.
Iran's president cites candidate's behavior in presidential debates as proof that there is 'no morality in that country.'
After meeting with U.S. defense secretary in Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister rejects Turkish participation in campaign to oust Islamic State from stronghold.
Protest leaders are calling on the Jordanian public to turn off the lights in their homes for an hour in objection to an agreement to import gas from what they call 'occupied territory.'
Comment comes as Ankara is locked in fierce row with Baghdad over who should take part in U.S.-backed assault, expected to begin in October.