New Iraq force authorization stays stalled a year later
The one-year mark of new U.S. military operations in Iraq is Saturday. And lawmakers still haven't authorized the fight. "The theater of battle is growing," Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said. "We've seen other groups swearing allegiance to [the Islamic State ...
Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 6, 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 ...
US-Led Coalition Launches 27 Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
'Iraq airstrikes won't defeat ISIS, only kill civilians' – anti-war group
US reports 27 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Wall Street Journal
Can Iraq's Baathists Become Allies Against Islamic State?
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—Islamic State started up as part of Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency against Shiite majority rule. At first, that was an insurgency launched by loyalist officers of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party, suddenly made jobless after the U.S. disbanded both ...
Slow gains in Anbar set pace for Iraq's anti-IS offensive
The fall of Ramadi nearly three months ago was the biggest defeat for Iraq's weak central government in nearly a year. It dampened Baghdad's hopes of quickly routing the militants from the country's north and west following earlier victories in the ...
Clashes in Iraq's Anbar Province Kill Government Troops
Clashes in Iraq's Anbar kill at least 17 government troops
Iraq: Clashes in Anbar kill at least 17 government troops
2 Army veterans explain this ominous 2008 photo from Iraq
An ominous photo that an American soldier took during the Iraq War is shaping up to be one of the conflict's most iconic images for the members of one US Army squadron, according to two veterans writing in The New York Times. The photo shows Lt. Col.
Islamic State offers swimming, sunshine, beekeeping in Iraq 'holiday brochure ...
ISIL releases Takfiri travel brochure for Iraq
Meet Iraq's 'Angel of Death' fighting against ISIS
Ayyub Faleh al-Rubaie, best known as Abu Azrael ("Angel of Death"), is a legendary Shia militiaman whose bravery and reputation have also earned him the title of "Iraq's Rambo." He has become the people's champion in resisting the Islamic State in Iraq.
Meet Iraq's Rambo Abu Azarel - the man hunting down ISIS militants
Voice of America
Wife of killed Islamic State leader now in Iraq custody
Yahoo News UK
Umm Sayyaf, wife of the Islamic State's head of oil operations Abu Sayyaf, was in U.S. custody since May 15. There have been suggestions that she and her husband were the captors of American hostage Kayla Mueller, who was believed held in Syria.
US Turns Over Widow of Islamic State Leader to Iraq
Pentagon announces new Iraq, Afghanistan rotations
Soldiers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, instruct Iraqi soldiers how to properly use an M2 machine gun during training at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, June 16, 2015.
Troops from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division to deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan
Army Announces Troop Rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan
Army names 3 units for Iraq, Afghanistan deployments
Displaced Iraq Christians in frontline prayer for return
Zartek (Iraq) (AFP) - Christian clerics prayed in the ruins of a monastery not far from jihadist positions in northern Iraq Thursday to mark a year since the exodus of Iraq's Christians from nearby ancestral lands.
Middle East Eye
Explosion in eastern Iraq cuts power line from Iran
Temperatures surpassing 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) across Iraq in recent days have exacerbated regular summer power shortages and prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday last weekend. Iraqis demanding electricity, jobs and ...
Shortage of electricity in Iraq cripples economy, sparks protests