Pentagon IDs American killed in Iraq hostage rescue
The firefight represents the first time U.S. forces stepped into combat against ISIS in Iraq, one U.S. official said. A U.S. Special Forces commander on the ground made the decision to directly engage ISIS fighters during the overnight mission ...
Pentagon: Ordered deadly Iraq raid after "graves" were prepared for hostages
US Soldier Killed in Iraq Was a Decorated Veteran of Combat
US soldier killed in Iraq rescue operation identified as Joshua L Wheeler
Delta Force member killed in Iraq based at Fort Bragg
"Early today in Iraq, at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government, U.S. Special Operations Forces supported an Iraqi Peshmerga operation to rescue hostages at an ISIL prison near Hawijah, Iraq," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said in a ...
Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 23, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials ...
Military strikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq
US-Led Anti-ISIL Coalition Conducts 22 Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria
'Convert or Die': In a caliphate-ridden Iraq, Christians face ultimate choice
Perhaps the most disturbing, according to a report from the United Kingdom-based charity Aid to the Church in Need, is that Christianity in Iraq could die out in five years — in 2020. During the reign of Saddam Hussein, there were 1.4 million ...
Krauthammer on US rescue mission in Iraq: 'This was a commando raid'
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that while U.S. troops participated in a hostage rescue mission in northern Iraq this week that killed an American service member, the Obama administration is correct in saying ...
Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria
President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS ...
Coalition identifies US commando killed in Iraqi raid
BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has identified the commando killed in a raid against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq as Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler. Army Col. Steve Warren said Friday that Wheeler, 39, was ...
Religious events in Iraq become show of force
BAGHDAD — Shiites all over the world, particularly in Iraq with its Shiite majority, started their religious commemorations on Oct. 14 marking the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar and one of the four sacred months of the ...
Iraq's ruling alliance, militias urge PM to seek Russian strikes
BAGHDAD Iraq's ruling alliance and powerful Shi'ite militias have urged Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to request Russian air strikes on Islamic State militants, who control large parts of the country, members of the coalition and militias told Reuters ...
New top US general looks to capitalize on Iraq successes
US To Iraq: If Russia Helps You Fight ISIS, We Won't
Iraq's ruling bloc wants Russian airstrikes, politician tells RT 'lack of ...
ISIS Destroys Iraq's University of Mosul
Mosul is Iraq's second largest city, under ISIS control since June 10, 2014. In every city they capture, the terrorists purge anything they deem to defy Islam, including books and buildings. In December 2014, ISIS raided the Central Library of Mosul to ...