As of Sunday, June 17, 2007, at least 3,526 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.
A senior commander of the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) warned the Turkish government against sending its military forces into northern Iraq, in an interview published Monday.
Conditions in Iraq will not improve sufficiently by September to justify a drawdown of U.S. military forces, the top commander in Iraq said yesterday.
US forces could be needed in Iraq for a decade to battle insurgents, the top coalition commander said Sunday while vowing a "forthright" review in September on whether a troop surge is working.
Fears that a spasm of reprisal attacks would follow last week's bombing of a revered Shiite shrine by-and-large have not been realized, Iraq's foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari told US television on Sunday.
Scientists hope a high-tech virtual experience that mimics the battlegrounds of Iraq can be used to help veterans recover from the trauma of war.
Insurgents pushing back on newly aggressive coalition military forces have led to continued violence in Iraq, the U.S. commander in Baghdad said Sunday, adding that stabilizing security could take up to a decade to complete.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Sunday he will have a good idea in September how well the troop increase has worked and will be able to provide a forthright report to the policy makers in Washington.
U.S. and British officials are circulating a proposal at the U.N. Security Council to end the U.N. inspectors' search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
The U.S. ambassador in Baghdad said Sunday the situation in Iraq is "a mixed picture, but certainly not a hopeless one."