U.S. aircraft to block ISIL militants fleeing Mosul in Iraq


The U.S.-led coalition has developed plans to target Islamic State militants from the air if they attempt to escape the Iraqi city of Mosul and head west toward Syria, as Iraqi ground forces close in on the city from several sides, a top U.S. general said Monday. newss smoke-after-fire-on-oil-well-in-iraqoil-plums-fire-in-iraq