UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including Iran.
General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.
Bomb attacks kill at least 31 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of vehicle bombings in Iraq killed at least 31 people Friday, officials said, in the second straight day of attacks in Baghdad blamed on Islamic militants who have seized large parts of the country.