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  1. U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight World, Yesterday

    Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.

  2. Meeting in Turkey With Erdogan May Be Tillerson’s Toughest World, Yesterday

    Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson faces difficult talks over a Turkish constitutional referendum, the fight against ISIS, and Turkish demands for an extradition.

  3. Suicide Truck Bomber Kills at Least 15 in Baghdad World, Yesterday

    The bomber attacked a police checkpoint, but most of the victims were civilians, Iraqi officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

  4. U.S. ‘Probably Had a Role’ in Mosul Deaths, Commander Says World, March 28

    The remarks by a general were the fullest acceptance of responsibility by an American commander for a March 17 strike that killed scores of civilians.

  5. U.N. Urges Iraq and Allies to Rethink Tactics as Airstrikes Kill Civilians World, March 28

    With Islamic State militants apparently using human shields in Mosul, the United Nations human rights chief called for “an urgent review” of strategy.

  6. Engulfed in Battle, Mosul Civilians Run for Their Lives World, March 28

    On the front lines of the fight against ISIS in west Mosul, a photojournalist for The Times documents the toll on Iraqis who have no safe way to escape.

  7. Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths Video, March 27

    Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.

  8. At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle World, March 27

    Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.

  9. Bangladeshi Assault Kills 2 Militants but Fails to End Standoff World, March 26

    The violent three-day confrontation in the northeastern city of Sylhet has left six other people dead, including two police officers, and injured 43.

  10. Blasts Kill 3 as Bangladeshi Troops Raid Militant Hide-Out World, March 25

    Paramilitary troops have been working to flush out a group of Islamist radicals holed up in a building in Sylhet with a large cache of ammunition.

  11. Congress’s Duty in the War With ISIS Opinion, March 25

    Legislators have a constitutional responsibility to approve protracted foreign military action.

  12. U.S.-Led Coalition Confirms Strikes Hit Mosul Site Where Civilians Died U.S., March 25

    The Pentagon had acknowledged on Friday that it was investigating reports that its airstrikes had caused deaths in Mosul.

  13. U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians World, March 24

    American military officials insisted that the rules of engagement had not changed in Iraq, despite a recent surge in reports of civilian deaths.

  14. London Assailant Named After ISIS Claims Attack Video, March 23

    The police say a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood, was the attacker who left four people dead and dozens injured near British Parliament on Wednesday. Mr. Masood was killed by police at the scene.

  15. Egypt Says 10 Soldiers and 15 Militants Are Killed in Sinai Fight World, March 23

    The deaths underscore the strength of the insurgency in the restive peninsula despite four years of concerted government counterterrorism efforts.

  16. U.S. Airlifts Hundreds of Militia Fighters in Attack to Cut Off Raqqa, Syria World, March 22

    The bold operation marked the first American air assault against the Islamic State in Syria and displayed the new leeway President Trump has given commanders.

  17. Trump’s ISIS Plan, as Described by Tillerson, Sounds Like Obama’s World, March 22

    At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.

  18. U.S. Airstrike in Syria Is Said to Kill Dozens of Civilians World, March 22

    Residents of Raqqa and activists said hundreds of displaced Syrians had been sheltering in a school when it was hit.

  19. A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS U.S., March 21

    The new secretary of state has not demonstrated much sway over the president or U.S. foreign policy. Will a conclave of world leaders on Wednesday change that?

  20. Warnings of a ‘Powder Keg’ in Libya as ISIS Regroups World, March 21

    Punishing strikes in December and January hurt the terrorist group, but it is exploiting the chaos and political vacuum gripping the country, American and allied officials say.

  21. Trump’s ‘Plan’ for ISIS Opinion, March 21

    Is it cynical to ask how many fighters and civilians have died because Mr. Trump has withheld his “extremely tough” plan?

  22. Iraqi Leader, in Washington, Gets Trump’s Assurance of U.S. Support U.S., March 20

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he was happy with the meeting with President Trump and asserted that the new administration had assured him that American support would be expanded.

  23. Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars World, March 19

    President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.

  24. What Trump’s Budget Could Mean for the Affected Agencies U.S., March 16

    As Congress weighs the president’s plan, industry leaders who are facing funding losses are sounding the alarm about the dire situations they could be facing.

  25. Afghan Officials Say at Least 50 Died in Attack on Hospital World, March 15

    After contradictory government claims, officials revised the death toll in the attack on the military hospital in Kabul and reported the arrests of Afghan generals.

  26. The U.S. Should Not Be Egypt’s Accomplice Opinion, March 14

    The Trump administration should not disregard Cairo’s abuses, past and present, and stumble into a marriage of convenience with a despot.

  27. Man Without an ISIS Plan Opinion, March 12

    Trump derided Obama’s anti-ISIS strategy as a disaster, though offering none of his own.

  28. Trump Administration Is Said to Be Working to Loosen Counterterrorism Rules U.S., March 12

    Operations in Somalia and Yemen will serve as tests for changing rules that were meant to prevent civilian deaths from some missions, officials familiar with internal deliberations say.

  29. Still Fighting, and Dying, in the Forever War Opinion, March 9

    Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?

  30. Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens at Wedding Party in Iraq World, March 9

    One bomber detonated his explosives and a second attacker blew himself up after people had gathered to help the victims of the first blast, an official said.

  31. Arrest of ISIS Suspect in Rural Town Puts Australia on Edge World, March 9

    The accusation that a Muslim family helped the Islamic State echoed Australians’ worst fears over immigration and homegrown links to terrorism.

  32. ISIS Leaders Are Fleeing Raqqa, U.S. Military Says World, March 8

    Some of the Islamic State’s leaders have fled as Syrian fighters backed by the United States close in on the group’s self-declared capital, but many militants remain.

  33. Top U.S. General Discusses Syria With Counterparts From Russia and Turkey World, March 7

    The meeting was called to discuss how to avoid an unintended confrontation as forces from all three nations operate on an increasingly crowded battlefield in northern Syria.

  34. Iraqi Forces Enter Western Mosul, in Fierce Battle Against ISIS World, March 7

    The chief of the federal police said that soldiers had retaken a government compound, a branch of the central bank and an archaeological museum.

  35. ISIS Appears to Lose Ground in Fight for Its Raqqa Base World, March 6

    American-backed militia fighters in Syria said they helped to isolate Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, by capturing an important supply route.

  36. Long Island Man Is Charged With Trying to Join ISIS N.Y. / Region, March 4

    Elvis Redzepagic of Commack, N.Y. was accused of attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists, federal officials said.

  37. U.S. Strengthens Its Forces in a Crowded Syrian Battlefield U.S., March 4

    American presence near Manbij, in northern Syria, has increased as concerns have grown that fighting could erupt among militias and Syrian and Turkish troops there.

  38. Jordan Executes 10 Prisoners With Links to Islamic Extremism World, March 4

    The executions were the first since Jordan began a crackdown on Islamist extremists two years ago, in response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State.

  39. Ancient City of Palmyra Swings Back to Syrian Government Control World, March 2

    The Unesco World Heritage Site has seesawed between Islamic State militants and Syrian forces four times in the past two years.

  40. Now, About That Role as Commander in Chief ... Opinion, March 1

    Mr. Trump leaves us in the dark on major foreign policy issues.

  41. Tunisian Officers, Branded ‘Cowardly’ During Massacre, Face Charges World, March 1

    The prosecutions were announced after a British judge found that officers panicked or dawdled when a gunman massacred 38 people at a resort in Sousse.

  42. Russian Airstrike in Syria Hits U.S. Allies by Mistake World, March 1

    Russian aircraft bombed Syrian Arab fighters being trained by the Americans, officials said. U.S. advisers were about three miles away at the time.

  43. With a Pregnant Iraqi, Collapsed in a Desert, as Bullets Fly World, March 1

    As a convoy arrived to drive militants from western Mosul, a small group made its way toward them, including a grandmother straggling behind and thanking God.