Turkey, Iraq pledge more military cooperation in fight against Islamic State
Turkey is already training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq to help them battle Islamic State insurgents, who control territory in Iraq and Syria. Some major battles are being fought very close to Turkish borders, and Turkey has become a ...
Iraq Seeks Turkish Support in Fight Against IS
Iraq, Turkey pledge to join hands to fight IS jihadists
Pope's Christmas message: Iraq and Syria have suffered too long
(CNN) -- Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria. The Pope used his Christmas Day blessing, "Urbi et Orbi," to draw attention to displaced children and adults ...
Pope Francis Singles Out Iraq and Syria in Christmas Prayer for Peace
Pope Condemns Violence, Persecution in Iraq and Syria, in Christmas Message
Christmas Eve Mass: Pope Urges 'Tenderness', Comforts Christian Refugees In ...
New York Times
In Iraq, Traditions of Christmas Found Only in Memory
New York Times
For months now, since militants of the Islamic State stormed her hometown, Qaraqosh, in northern Iraq, near Mosul, and began killing and driving out Christians, home for Miriam and dozens of her old neighbors has been the run-down Al Makasid Primary ...
Christmas Celebrations Go Forward In Iraq, Despite Ongoing Threat Of ISIS
Iraq's Christians Celebrate Christmas
Christians on the Run From Iraq
Exclusive: Senior Kurdish rebel leader warns Iraq must stay united to defeat ...
“If it (Iraq) is divided, the war will intensify and the threat of Da'esh (Isis) to smaller communities will become greater,” said Bayik, speaking in the group's Qandil mountain stronghold in northern Iraq. “But if they stay united against Da'esh, they ...
Mass Grave Found Near Baghdad; 228 Killed Across Iraq
Senior Kurdish rebel leader says Iraq must stay united to counter IS threat
US to send more private contractors to Iraq
Al Jazeera America
The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said. The presence of ...
As US troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow
US mission creep in Iraq dragging on
Miss Blackwater Yet? U.S. Private Mercenaries Back in Iraq
International Business Times
US-led forces launch 17 air strikes in Syria, Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq included 10 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday and seven in Iraq, the U.S. military said. Eight of the strikes in Syria were centered around the contested border town ...
Coalition Planes Strike ISIS In Iraq, Syria: US
US pounds ISIS in Syria and Iraq with 22 airstrikes
The Iraq War: Bush's Biggest Blunder
President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq on March 20, 2003, was not a blunder on the scale of those of Napoleon, Hitler and Tojo. There was a case to be made on several grounds for operations against Saddam Hussein. The initial phase of ...
Helping Iraqis save Iraq
Professional armies are complex organizations that require rigorous training, effective leadership, and an ethos of sacrifice and devotion to mission. After American withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, the fiction that an effective national Iraqi army was ...
Iraq Suicide Bombing Kills 24, Injures Dozens
Death Toll Rises In Iraq Suicide Attack
Iraq: Suicide attack kills 22 people near Baghdad
The crisis in Iraq: Was the rise of ISIL a surprise?
The fall of Mosul and the quick territorial expansion of ISIL in Iraq took some by surprise. What contributed to ISIL's quick success was cooperation from local Sunni tribes and members of the traditionally secular and nationalist Baath party. This ...
The Times of Israel
US stockpiles material ahead of major anti-IS offensive in Iraq
The Times of Israel
Earlier this month, the outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signed the order for the first group of US troops to go to Iraq as part of the administration's recent decision to deploy 1,500 more American forces to the country. The troops are to ...