Elusive Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden vows to step up the battle in Iraq and mocks the United States as "weak" in a new video released Friday, his first such appearance in three years.
Breaking news, pictures, maps & video on the war in Iraq. Articles on President Bush, Rumsfeld, Pentagon, US military, Iraqi insurgency, Iraq deaths, Falluja, Baghdad, Mosul, Shiites, Kurds, Sunnis, Saddam Hussein and more.
General David H. Petraeus?s much anticipated testimony before Congress next week is the culmination of a carefully choreographed White House campaign to boost public support for the war in Iraq.
Indonesia is seeking access to some 72 migrant workers who have been kept at US military camps in Iraq despite the expiry of their employment contracts, a report said Saturday.
LONDON, Sept. 7 -- The general who led the British army from the 2003 Iraq invasion until last year said that it was "too soon" to declare Iraq a failure and that Britain and the United States have a "moral commitment" not to withdraw troops prematurely.
Iraq?s president also said Friday that he would vote against carrying out the death sentence of a former defense minister, if given the chance.
As of Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at least 3,760 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 3,071 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 -- Four U.S. Marines were killed in combat in Anbar province and three soldiers died in a roadside bomb attack in northern Iraq, the military announced Friday.
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, conceded on Friday that the buildup of American combat forces has fallen short of its goal of prompting Iraqi political progress. "Many of us had hoped this summer would be a time of tangible political progress at the national level ...," Petraeus wrote in a letter to his troops posted on his Baghdad command's web site.
The U.S. military on Friday announced the deaths of seven more American troops in combat, including four in Anbar province, the Sunni stronghold where U.S. officials say a tribal revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq has brought dramatic improvements in security.