Comrades say Marine heroism tale of Iraq veteran was untrue
After his death in 2004 in Fallujah, Sgt. Rafael Peralta became perhaps the most lionized Marine of the Iraq war. Shot in the head during an intense firefight, the story went, the infantryman scooped a grenade underneath his body seconds before it ...
US rejects medal of honour for fallen Iraq 'hero' Rafael Peralta
Medal of Honor Denied for a Marine who Died Fighting in Iraq
Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death
As Iraq Hands out Election IDs, Unrest Rages On
Spanish technology firm Indra signed a five-year deal with Iraq to supply the new system and train election officials. Nearly 22 million Iraqis are eligible to cast their ballots in coming April 30 parliamentary elections. Prime Minister Nouri Al ...
Militants shoot down Iraqi helicopter and occupy northern town
Iraq announces 72-hour truce in Fallujah
Fresh Violence Claims More Lives Across Iraq
Dozens killed as mortars hit town in Iraq
A mortar attack has struck a busy area in a mainly Shia town south of Iraq's capital, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than 50, authorities said. The five mortar rounds slammed into a busy market, a residential building and a parking lot ...
Iraq: Mortar Fire Kills at Least 21 People
Twenty Killed In Iraq Mortar Attack
27 killed, 40 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq
Iraq announces 72-hour truce in militant-held Fallujah
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's defence ministry on Saturday announced a 72-hour halt to military operations in the militant-held city of Fallujah, but new violence showed the weeks-long crisis remains far from resolved. The announcement raises the possibility ...
Militants Kill at Least 9 Troops in Eastern Iraq
BAGHDAD - Officials in Iraq say militants have attacked an army patrol in the country's east, killing at least nine troops. A police officer says two bombs targeted a four-vehicle patrol Saturday in the town of al-Saadiyah, 140 kilometers (90 miles ...
Iraq: at least 49 killed in several Baghdad bomb blasts
No group immediately claimed responsibility but Shi'ites are often targeted by Sunni Islamist insurgents who have been gaining ground in Iraq over the past year and overran several towns in recent weeks. In separate incidents in the northern city of ...
Bomb attacks kill at least 24 in Iraq capital
Blasts kill at least 16 in Iraq; 90 wounded
Iraq car bombs leave dozens dead as sectarian violence worsens
Syrian child refugees find light relief skiing in Kurdish mountains of Iraq
No one here has heard of the Sochi Winter Olympics, but the snow conditions are perfect in the Kurdish mountains of Iraq and 11-year-old Syrian refugee Hassan Khishman is thrilled to glide on skis for the first time. "It's brought back the good times ...
After wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, brain-injured veterans search for solace
Pete Bunce walked into a room at a U.S. military hospital in Germany in March 2004, and stared hard at the unconscious young Marine on the bed. His head, gouged by shrapnel from an insurgent bomb in Iraq, was grotesquely swollen. His face was distorted ...
Militants briefly occupy north Iraq town; attacks kill 21
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents clashed with troops and briefly occupied a town in northern Iraq on Friday night, the latest development in an escalating turf war with the Shi'ite-led government that has killed at least 21 people in the past two ...
Iraq officials face challenge to distribute voter ID cards in Anbar
BAGHDAD // Iraq's election commission said on Saturday that it has not yet decided how it will distribute voter ID cards in Anbar province, just two months before the country holds elections. Commission official Aziz Al Kheikani said the distribution ...