• In this photo taken Friday, April 22, 2016 resident Mouaz Abdullah Ibrahim of Iraq poses for a photo after an interview with The Associated Press at a refugee shelter in Berlin, Germany. Ibrahim fled Baiji last year amid fierce fighting between government forces and Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn’t meet reality

    BERLIN (AP) — The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.

  • In this Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 file photo and provided on by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels firing locally made shells against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Islamic State militants entered a Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group built on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years, Syrian opposition groups and IS media said. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, File)

    Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years — even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in neighboring Iraq.

  • Security forces arrive to join the forces surrounding Fallujah, Iraq, Friday, May 27, 2016.   Iraqi forces launched an offensive on the city of Fallujah, located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this week.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    In Iraq’s battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don’t fully trust.

  • In this Tuesday, May 17, 2016, file photo, a masked member of an Iraqi Shiite fighters militant group called Kataib Peace Brigades, a Shiite militia group loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, carries his militant flag as he takes to the street after a suicide car bombing hit a crowded outdoor market in Baghdad's eastern Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, Iraq. Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital by militants’ bombings. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim, File)

    IS attacks undermine Iraqi state in war weary capital

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many, particularly the country’s Shiites, angered by political disarray and the continual pounding of the capital, Baghdad, by militants’ bombings.

  • This picture provided by the office of Iraq's Prime Minister, shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, seated left, wearing a black uniform and flanked by senior military commanders during a meeting at the Fallujah Operation Command center outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. (Iraqi Prime Minister's Office via AP)

    Iraqi forces battle IS militants outside Fallujah

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister hailed “big successes” Monday by government troops after launching an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants, but the operation promises to be one of the toughest challenges yet for the country’s struggling security forces.

  • HOLD FOR USE WITH STORY MOVING FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016-This 2007 photo provided by Chase Millsap shows Millsap with the Captain standing next to a suspected truck bomb following a successful raid in Al Anbar, Iraq. After three tours of duty in warn-torn Iraq, including one that nearly took his life, Millsap returned to the United States to earn a master's degree in public policy and get on with a civilian life. For the past two years, the former Green Beret soldier has been fighting another battle to gain political asylum for his brother in arms, a man he simply calls The Captain, a soldier who fought alongside him during two of Millsap's tours in Iraq. (Chase Millsap via AP)

    US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After three military combat tours in war-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life. But there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade behind, certainly not one who had saved his life.

  • US veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life. But there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade behind.

  • U.S. Navy LT JG Katia Medford-Davis looks from a window of a U.S. Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion patrol aircraft from Sigonella, Sicily, Sunday, May 22, 2016, searching the area in the Mediterranean Sea where the Egyptair flight 804 en route from Paris to Cairo went missing on May 19. Search crews found floating human remains, luggage and seats from the doomed EgyptAir jetliner Friday but face a potentially more complex task in locating bigger pieces of wreckage and the black boxes vital to determining why the plane plunged into the Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)

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  • File- This July 13, 2015, file photo shows Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite and Sunni pro-government fighters preparing to attack Islamic State group positions in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad in a televised address Sunday, May 22, 2016. Iraqi forces are "approaching a moment of great victory" against the Islamic State group, al-Abadi said surrounded by top military commanders from the ministry of defense and the country's elite counter terrorism forces. Fallujah has been under the control of IS for more than two years. (AP Photo, File)

    Iraq launches operation to retake IS-held city of Fallujah

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the Islamic State-held held city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, in a televised address on Sunday night.