Military and ISIS Clash Over Iraqi Town Near a Base Housing US Troops
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Mohamed al-Karbouli, a member of Iraq's Parliament, said Mr. Janabi and his nephew Zaid al-Janabi, who is also a lawmaker, were ambushed by militants in pickup trucks in southern Baghdad on Friday as they returned from a funeral in Latifiya, south of ...
Iraq's Sunni blocs halt parliament activities after sheikh's killing
Sunnis may exit Iraq parliament after sheik's slaying
Sunni tribal leader assassinated in Iraq
Jeb Bush doesn't want to talk about the Iraq war
Jeb Bush doesn't want to talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started by his brother, former President George W. Bush. Asked at an event Friday about a foreign policy speech he's planning to give next week, the former Florida governor replied, ...
Jeb Bush says he won't 'relitigate' his brother's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jeb Bush Won't Talk About Wars His Brother Started
Sources: US copters support Iraqi troops battling ISIS
U.S. officials have repeatedly downplayed the possibility of renewed ground combat in Iraq after the expensive and divisive U.S. combat operation that drew to a close with the final withdrawal of troops in 2011. But U.S. and coalition airstrikes do ...
Tribal leader: Iraqi troops in Anbar could 'collapse within hours'
Sectarian divisions have hurt Iraq before, with ISIS' rampage through much of Iraq (as well as neighboring Syria) blamed in part to the country's lack of unity. It's one reason for then-Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's exit last year, replaced by ...
Islamic State targeted in 13 airstrikes in Iraq, Syria: joint task force
The attacks in Iraq hit Islamic State tactical units, buildings, fighting positions, a rocket system and a facility where improvised explosive devices were made, the statement said. The strikes in Iraq were near the city of Al Raqqa and destroyed tanks ...
Ambassador: Iraq will retake cities from ISIL this year
US, Partners Launch 13 More Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq
US-led forces launch nine more air strikes after Isis advances in Iraq
On Friday, however, Isis fighters led a suicide attack on an airbase in Iraq where US and coalition troops are training Iraqi forces. Isis launched the attack after taking the nearby town of al-Baghdadi, their first territorial gain in months, the ...
Islamic State attack on US base in Iraq fails
WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants launched a suicide attack against a base in western Iraq where U.S. forces are stationed, but were defeated by Iraqi soldiers defending the facility, the Pentagon said Friday. The attack came as the militants over ...
US 'eyeing new air base' in Iraq amid talk of major offensive on ISIS
Failed ISIS raid tests US forces in Iraq
Fighting Continues in Anbar; 179 Killed in Iraq
George W. Bush Is Intervening in IraqAgain
But following the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, the Shia-controlled Iraqi government marginalized Anbar's tribes, providing an opening for the Islamic State, which represented an even more virulent form of jihadism than appeared in Anbar in 2003, to advance.
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Signs of a Push Against ISIS, Amid Doubts on Iraqi Troops
New York Times
But at the same time, Iraqi commanders, soldiers and police officers who could play a central role in any offensive are raising doubts about the readiness of Iraq's ground forces. The army has struggled to recapture even smaller towns that pose less of ...
Alaa Mahmad killed in Arizona days after escaping ISIS in Iraq
A five-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a car less than one month after his family was settling into a new life in Arizona. Alaa Mahmad and his relatives fled from the ISIS-occupied Sinjar province in Iraq because his father Farhan Beeso, an ...