US-led airstrikes target ISIS leaders in Iraq
The U.S. has been launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants and facilities in Iraq and Syria for weeks as part of an effort to give Iraqi forces the time and space to mount a more effective offensive. Early on, the Islamic State group ...
US strikes convoy of Islamic State leaders in Iraq
Obama confident US troop surge in Iraq will put coalition on offensive
Obama signals 'new phase' against Islamic State in Iraq
Briton Kabir Ahmed 'among Iraq suicide bombing dead'
British man Kabir Ahmed is reported to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing in Iraq. The Foreign Office has said it was "aware of reports of the death of a British national in Iraq". There has been no confirmation of the death of Ahmed, also ...
Kabir Ahmed: Isis suicide bomber from Derby thought to have killed eight in ...
I'd sacrifice my children a hundred times for Allah, said suicide-bomb Briton ...
British man 'dead in Iraq suicide attack'
Iraq troops 'seize Baiji oil refinery town centre' from IS
Iraqi government forces have seized large areas of the town of Baiji - home to Iraq's biggest oil refinery - from Islamic State fighters, officials say. They said the troops controlled some 50% of the town, about 200km (130 miles) north of the capital ...
A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan
"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism." Those are the frank opening words of a new book by retired Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account Of The Iraq And Afghanistan Wars. Bolger ...
As Iraq, Afghanistan fade, veterans of both conflicts fight a new war
How the NSA Became a Killing Machine
Stasio arrived in Iraq in April 2007 as part of a new “surge” of American troops. He might have wondered if they arrived too late. Stasio and his team found U.S. forces under relentless assault from insurgents, roadside bombers, and mortar attacks ...
Wall Street Journal
Obama Authorizes Up to 1500 More Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Wall Street Journal
The moves Friday marked a White House push to redefine the executive branch's authority, both to combat the immediate threat posed by Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria as well as the broader campaign against terrorist organizations around the world.
Obama plans to double US force in Iraq
President Obama authorized Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday to send up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the force the United States has built up since June to fight the Islamic State militants who control much of Iraq ...
The Kurds Can't Afford to Leave Iraq
New York Times
London — For the two families that govern the Kurdistan Region of Iraq — the Barzanis and Talabanis — the Islamic State's rampage across Iraq this past summer represented an unprecedented opportunity. Taking advantage of the Iraqi army's complete ...
Sectarian war and Iraq's gradual breakup
Iraqi FM: Iraq to sell oil to Europe through Turkey
Ex-marine sentenced to death for raping Iraq vet's wife before shooting couple
A former marine has been sentenced to death for being his part in the murder of an Iraq veteran and his wife only two months after they got married. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, was convicted in August for killing Sergeant Jan Pietrzak, 24, and his wife ...
New deployment to Iraq nearly doubles US presence
President Obama said up to 1,500 U.S. troops will go to Iraq in a major new deployment, almost doubling the number of American trainers and advisers there. They'll be deployed to the north and west, where Iraq's military and Kurdish fighters are ...