After retaking most of Ramadi from ISIS, Iraq sets sights on Mosul
But that didn't stop Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi from visiting the shattered city and raising the national flag. Next year "will be the year we drive ISIS out of Iraq," he declared. With efforts to finish clearing ISIS out of Ramadi still ...
Iraq thanks Britain for bombing raids against ISIS after Ramadi victory
Iraq: UN chief congratulates Prime Minister al-Abadi on recapture of Ramadi ...
Is this the beginning of the end for Isil in Iraq?
Santa Fe New Mexican
Gains in Iraq vindicate US-led strategy
Santa Fe New Mexican
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, raises an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi after it was retaken by the security forces in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. Iraqi military forces on Monday ...
Back-to-back losses in Iraq and Syria deal blow to IS
Retaking Ramadi From ISIS Only the First Step for Iraq
Iraq's Abadi plants flag in Ramadi to mark Islamic State defeat
Iraq tells Turkey to pull out of north, threatens action
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Wednesday reiterated its demand that Turkish troops withdraw from a northern camp where they are training anti-Islamic State fighters, warning that it will consider military action if the soldiers remain. The dispute flared up ...
Iraq Vows Military Action Against Turkey If Troops Not Removed
Saudi envoy to Iraq repeats call for militants to surrender
Saudi Arabia opens its arms to whomever desires to return home and the Saudi embassy in Iraq offers all its services to receive them, get them out of conflict zones and free them of ISIS' grip," the envoy said. Sabhan who is currently in Iraq with his ...
Iraq risks losing generation due to lack of schools, healthcare: UNICEF
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Preventing violence from depriving millions of children in Iraq of education and decent healthcare is a key humanitarian priority for the country in 2016, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. More than 2 ...
UNICEF warns of future lost generation in Iraq due to chaos
UNICEF: Iraq Risks Losing Generation Due to Lack of Schools, Healthcare
Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units warn against 'renewed occupation' by US
BAGHDAD — In western Iraq, at Ayn al-Asad air base, US troops are advising and training Iraqi forces. Adjoining the base, units from the Hezbollah Brigades make camp as part of the Popular Mobilization Units. The units, alongside government forces ...
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, December 30, 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 ...
Coalition carries out 31 airstrikes against IS in Iraq and Syria
US-Led Coalition Launches 31 Airstrikes Against Daesh in Syria, Iraq
'I helped create ISIS': Iraq War veteran says US policy caused 'blowback' in ...
Saying he had “helped create ISIS,” an Iraq War veteran and US Marine is speaking out about the atrocities and criminal activities he and his fellow soldiers engaged in during the Iraq War, claiming he knew it would lead to “blowback” in the Middle East.
John Kirby: Islamic State 'Much More Contained In Iraq and Syria,' We're ...
State Department Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby argued that ISIS is “much more contained in Iraq and Syria” “we're bringing peace and stability to Syria” even though “it's still a very violent, very dangerous, very troubled place” on Wednesday's ...
US-Led Coalition's Arrogance Lets Turkey Run Amok in Iraq - Lavrov
New York Times
'The Iran-Iraq War,' by Pierre Razoux
New York Times
The war between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Ruhollah Khomeini's Iran ended 27 years ago, before most of today's Iraqis and Iranians were alive. Many of today's Americans were pretty young then, too — certainly too young to remember the glee with which ...