South Korea is likely to extend its troop deployment in Iraq through the end of next year, but cut the number of its soldiers in the country to 600 from 1,200, a major daily reported on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice intervened to ward off a strike by Turkey on northern Iraq after an ambush by Kurdish rebels left at least 12 Turkish soldiers dead.
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice intervened to ward off a strike by Turkey on northern Iraq after an ambush by Kurdish rebels left at least 12 Turkish soldiers dead.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 21 -- An audacious cross-border ambush by Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq killed at least 17 Turkish soldiers Sunday, ratcheting up pressure on the Turkish government to launch a military offensive into Iraq.
As of Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at least 3,834 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,120 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates met here Sunday with his Turkish counterpart amid tensions over Ankara's plans for possible strikes on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, though no action appeared imminent.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S.-led forces reported killing 49 insurgents on Sunday during predawn clashes with renegade Shiite militia members.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Sunday engaged in a testy debate with his Labor Party opponent Kevin Rudd on Iraq and climate change in their only face-off before the November 24 election.
South Korea's government has decided to extend the stay of its troops in Iraq until next year but will cut the size of its contingent in half, defence officials said Sunday.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates held talks here Sunday with his Turkish counterpart as tension mounted between the two nations over Ankara's plans for possible attacks on Kurdish rebels in Iraq.