Top US General in Iraq to Assess Anti-IS Campaign
America's top military leader arrived in Iraq on Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, his first since a U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group. The visit by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of ...
Top US general in Iraq to assess campaign
US Joint Chiefs chairman visits Iraq amid ISIS fight Top general makes ...
Top US general makes surprise trip to Iraq
Islamic State fighters are retreating from Baiji oil refinery, Iraq officials say
BAGHDAD — Islamic State fighters began withdrawing from the area around the Baiji refinery in northern Iraq on Saturday, Iraqi officials said. The retreat would mark the end of the group's month-long siege at a strategic oil installation, and a ...
Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery
Top U.S. general briefed in Iraq on fight against Islamic State
Dempsey Bucks “No Boots on the Ground,” Heads to Iraq
How Three Veterans Uncovered the Iraq War's Biggest Untold Story
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John Ismay was in the business of tracking explosives and bombs in surge-era Iraq. His first week there introduced him to an open secret: Coalition forces routinely found chemical weapons, and within a month, a soldier in his unit suffered a mustard ...
Iraq and US Find Some Potential Sunni Allies Have Already Been Lost
New York Times
In the Islamic State's rapid consolidation of the Sunni parts of Iraq and Syria, the jihadists have used a double-pronged strategy to gain the obedience of Sunni tribes. While using their abundant cash and arms to entice tribal leaders to join their ...
Has ISIS peaked? Terror group suffers setbacks in Iraq
(CNN) -- Is the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria finally beginning to feel the pressure? The first signs are emerging that a combination of coalition airstrikes and more assertive Iraqi and Kurdish forces are forcing ISIS to change its behavior and ...
Gen. Martin Dempsey Visits Iraq Amid Campaign Targeting ISIS
BAGHDAD — The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was “starting to turn” but predicted a drawn-out campaign ahead lasting several years.
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Iraq and Kurds Reach Deal on Oil Exports and Budget Payments
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Iraq's central government and the autonomous region of Kurdistan reached an interim agreement on Thursday over oil exports and budget payments, at least temporarily easing a bitter dispute that has threatened the government's stability.
Iraq's parliament speaker: US military response too 'slow'
Ban welcomes deal between Iraq, Kurdish region on resolving budget, oil export ...
Baghdad Anti-IS War Room Model for Iraq-US Command
Hill says none of its airmen will be going to Iraq
Obama authorized the deployment of advisory teams and trainers to bolster struggling Iraqi forces across the country, including into Iraq's western Anbar province where fighting with Islamic State militants has been fierce. Obama's plan could boost the ...
Özdemir: Germany must do more for Iraq
DW: What have you seen during your trip to northern Iraq? Cem Özdemir: It is difficult to imagine the scale of the challenges faced in the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan. Just look at the numbers: for five million inhabitants have been joined by ...
Islamic State advances halted in some areas of Iraq, US defense officials say
“Sustaining this pressure on ISIL will help provide time and space . . . for Iraq to reconstitute its forces and continue going on the offense,” Hagel said, using another name for the extremist group that now controls a vast expanse across Iraq and Syria.