Kurds retake oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers still missing
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier on Saturday, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear. Two officials from the ...
Isis weapons engineer killed in airstrike in Iraq, claims US military
Islamic Militants Surprise Kurds in Iraq, Killing a Commander in a Day of Attacks
ISIS Chemical Weapons Expert, Abu Malik, Killed in Iraq Airstrike: US
Hagel: US may need ground troops in Iraq
Hagel, who announced his resignation under pressure in November, told CNN all options must be considered in Iraq, including sending troops for non-combat roles such as gathering intelligence and locating ISIS targets. “I think it may require a forward ...
Hagel: US Ground Troops Could Be Needed In Iraq
Hagel: Gitmo transfers caused friction with some at White House
Chuck Hagel: U.S. may need ground troops in Iraq to push back Islamic State
Coalition carries out 27 strikes on Isis as Hagel says more troops may go to Iraq
The US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria and Iraq reported on Saturday that it had carried out 27 strikes since early on Friday. News of the strikes came a day after the outgoing US defense secretary ...
US Carries Out Six Additional Airstrikes Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq
How Audiences in Iraq Are Reacting to American Sniper
From Michael Moore and Howard Dean to Jesse Ventura and Michelle Obama, we have spent a lot of time discussing the reaction in this country to Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film American Sniper. But now that the movie has actually been seen by a ...
What Are the Iranians Doing in Iraq?
What is Iran doing in Iraq? How important is Iran in the ground war against ISIS? The Iranian government, particularly the Revolutionary Guards, is playing a huge role in helping the Iraqi security forces fight the Islamic State, especially in Diyala ...
Iraq's war within a war
Ethno-sectarian hypocrisy and the media in Iraq
Iraq probes alleged massacre by Shia militia in Diyala
Iraq's PM pledges hard line against alleged militia abuses
Accusations of such mass atrocities by Shi'ite militias threaten to undermine Abadi's efforts to win Sunni Muslim support to battle Islamic State, which grabbed large parts of northern and western Iraq last year. "Those who commit killings and ...
Kurds Recapture Oil Facility In Northern Iraq From ISIS
The radical jihadist group has declared a medieval-style caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria and poses the biggest challenge to the stability of OPEC member Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. (Additional reporting by Stephen Kalin and ...
Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq
"Maybe they are afraid the fight for Mosul has started so they are trying to show they can operate close to Arbil or Kirkuk," Roj Nuri Shaways, Iraq's deputy prime minister and a peshmerga commander, told Reuters. Senior Kurdish official Hemin Hawrami ...
New York Times
Government Allies Are Said to Have Slaughtered Dozens of Sunnis in Iraq
New York Times
At least 72 people from a majority Sunni village in eastern Iraq were methodically singled out for slaughter this week, according to witnesses and local Sunni leaders, who said the victims were killed by Shiite militiamen who were supporting Iraqi ...
Canada Reiterates Its Armed Forces Aren't in Combat Role in Iraq
Wall Street Journal
OTTAWA—Canadian officials reiterated Thursday that the country's armed forces aren't engaged in a combat role in Iraq as part of the U.S.-led mission against Islamic State, but say troops maintain the right to defend themselves should they come under ...
Canada's top general says special forces' role in Iraq has evolved
Top general says Canadian soldiers still within non-combat mandate