In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is in retreat on multiple fronts
BEIRUT — As European governments scramble to contain the expanding terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the group is a rapidly diminishing force. In the latest setbacks for the militants on Thursday, Syrian ...
Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
US official says Marines expanding combat role in Iraq
WASHINGTON – U.S. Marines operating out of a small outpost in Iraq provided artillery and targeting support for Iraqi troops Thursday, expanding the American combat role in the country as the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants ...
Iraq launches operation to pave way for Mosul assault
Iraq says begins offensive to retake IS-held Mosul
Iraq announces start of operation to retake Mosul from ISIL
Thailand draw with Iraq to advance to final round of World Cup qualifying
Adisak Kraisorn was Thailand's hero as the War Elephants drew 2-2 with Iraq in Tehran on Thursday night to move into the final stage of AFC qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. At the same time, Thailand secured a place in the 2019 Asian Cup as ...
Twenty-five years later, the four lessons we've learned from Iraq: Tony Deane
n this Sunday, March 20, 2016 photo, Iraq soldiers search a convoy of families fleeing Islamic State-held Hit, Iraq, at a checkpoint on the western edge of Ramadi, Iraq. More than 10,000 civilians have fled Hit and most sought shelter in already ...
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Iraq Isn't Lost to Iran
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The conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., seems to be that Iraq is hopelessly lost to Iran. The best that the U.S. can do, this view suggests, is to destroy Islamic State there and develop a special relationship with an independent or semi ...
Turkish Warplanes Strike PKK in Iraq
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes bombed and destroyed nearly a dozen targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, the armed forces said, the latest operations targeting insurgent camps near the Turkish ...
Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
Turkish military destroys 11 PKK targets in Northern Iraq
Christians in Iraq: should they stay or should they go?
He said that Europeans who welcomed Christian refugees from Syria and Iraq were “completing the uncompleted mission of Isis”. Western liberals like me were complicit in the de-Christianisation of the Middle East by allowing Iraqi Christians too easy a ...
World NewsIraq oil minister suspends duties amid turmoil
Iraq's oil minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said he will suspend attendance of cabinet meetings and ministry functions until the government votes on a resignation letter he submitted last year. Mr Abdul-Mahdi, in a post on his Facebook page, said: “I have ...
Iraq Oil Minister Suspends Duties Citing Political Disarray
Second attack on US firebase in Iraq
Washington (CNN) For the second time in three days, the first U.S. military firebase in Iraq has come under attack from ISIS. The base, known as Firebase Bell, came under small arms fire from a group of about 10 ISIS fighters who also attacked a nearby ...
Marine Base in Northern Iraq Is Confirmed by Pentagon
The US military has a lot more people in Iraq than it has been saying
Iraq's volunteer forces say US Marines must leave
Ecological collapse circumscribes traditional women's work in Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the Marsh Arab, or Ma'dan, people who live there is ...