US airstrikes bring early gains in Iraq
WASHINGTON — A series of U.S. airstrikes Sunday against militants in Iraq appeared to back up President Obama's promise of targeted attacks that could continue for months. U.S. Central Command reported Sunday that pilots and drones hit specific, small ...
Iraq's political situation appears dire after prime minister fiercely digs in
Kurdish forces retake 2 towns from ISIS in northern Iraq
Kurdish Forces Reverse Militant Gains as US Continues Airstrikes in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
Was there a coup in Iraq? What we know and what we don't know
The Iraqi political system is in crisis. Late Sunday, at 12 am Baghdad time, was the deadline for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to form a new governing coalition in the country's parliament. He missed the deadline, Maliki announced that he would be ...
Iraq Special Forces Of Maliki Deployed In Baghdad
Political Crisis Deepens in Iraq
Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad
Iraq Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Been Effective Against Islamic State
KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — President Barack Obama justified the U.S. military's return to fighting in Iraq Saturday by saying America must act now to prevent genocide, protect its diplomats and provide humanitarian aid to refugees trapped by Islamic ...
Officials: ISIS recruiting on the rise in Sunni areas of Iraq
(CNN) -- Abu Raad pleaded with his son not to volunteer. But there was nothing he says he could say to talk his 19-year-old son out of joining ISIS, which refers to itself as the Islamic State and is formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and ...
New York Magazine
Obama returns to the quagmire he exited in Iraq
Los Angeles Times
Other than insisting no U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq, Obama's advisors outlined few clear limits and no definitive end to America's latest military mission, which began Friday with airstrikes against Sunni militants and drops of humanitarian aid.
Obama says tackling Iraq's insurgency will take time
President Obama Says Operation in Iraq Is 'Going to Take Some Time'
Obama 2012: No Troops In Iraq, No Status of Forces Agreement
Thousands of Yazidis rescued, Iraqi Human Rights Ministry spokesman says
(CNN) -- The U.S. military carried out a new series of airstrikes Sunday against ISIS targets in Iraq, while some 20,000 Yazidi Iraqis who had been trapped on Mount Sinjar were rescued and taken to the Syrian-Iraqi border. Iraqi Ministry of Human ...
Obama Signals Lengthy US Role in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
ERBIL, Iraq—President Barack Obama signaled the likelihood of an enduring U.S. military involvement in Iraq, but said airstrikes and other aid would only help contain the threat from Sunni extremists until the country's leaders form a new government ...
The U.S. Had to Intervene in Iraq Because ISIS's Goals Are Absolutely Terrifying
The war that is now unfolding in Iraq is something different, and something much scarier. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria steals with the best of them, and I don't doubt that some of the fighters who've attached themselves to its cause are thrill ...
US Continues Airstrikes in Northern Iraq
The Pentagon continued Saturday to direct airstrikes against Iraqi militants and carry out supply drops for vulnerable refugees after President Barack Obama said he doesn't have an end date in mind for American aerial involvement in Iraq.
Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity, US make new strikes
The U.S. Central Command said drone aircraft and fighter jets had hit Islamic State armed trucks and mortar positions near Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region which had been relatively stable throughout Iraq's years of turmoil until the ...