IRBIL, Iraq -- Iraqi border police believe neighboring Turkey has amassed 20,000 to 30,000 soldiers along its southern border with Iraq. Turkish helicopters have flown into Iraqi airspace to conduct missions against Kurdish rebels in the mountainous region, and Turkish mortar shells regularly crash...
Prime Minister Tony Blair committed British troops to Iraq even though he despaired at the failure of the United States to plan adequately for the aftermath of the invasion, a newspaper reported Sunday.
As of Saturday, June 16, 2007, at least 3,522 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 2,885 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The U.S. military, which just days ago completed its latest troop buildup in Iraq, has launched a large offensive operation in several al-Qaida strongholds around Baghdad, the top U.S. commander said Saturday.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq outlined a major new offensive against Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia insurgents on the outskirts of Baghdad.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday that a troop surge in Iraq is only starting to have its full impact and that it is too soon to tell whether conditions will be ripe by September for decisions on US force levels.
U.S. forces have begun a major offensive against al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus said Saturday.
A British soldier died Saturday after a road accident in southern Iraq, the defence ministry in London said in a statement.
Hooded gunmen clad in black ordered the police officers at the mosque in Basra to flee and attacked despite a curfew imposed by Iraq's central government, witnesses and security officials said.
The remains of 13 members of an Iraqi tae kwon do team kidnapped last year have been found in western Iraq, police and hospital officials said Saturday.