ISIL loses 45% of territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State has lost 45% of the territory it once held in Iraq and 20% of areas it controlled in Syria, according to new estimates by a U.S.-led coalition combating the extremist group. Those slow but steady battlefield losses in ...
Dozens killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad
Baghdad Bombings Reveal ISISs New Plan: Tearing Iraq Apart
Dozens killed as bombs tear through packed markets
David Petraeus: “No Substitute” for US Leadership in Iraq, Syria
Three years later, Zarqawi was dead, and Petraeus was back in Iraq implementing the strategy that would come to be known as the surge. The U.S. troop buildup would stem the sectarian warfare, but the gains didn't last: By the end of 2011, U.S. troops ...
No need for more U.S. troops in Iraq, Pentagon says
The U.S. currently has about 3,500 troops in Iraq, far below the latest White House authorization cap of 4,087, defense officials say. And the Iraqis have not yet tapped the additional military support that Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered to ...
Pentagon: Only 5 percent of ISIS territory in Iraq recaptured in past 5 months
Despite pledges from the Obama administration to “accelerate” the war against the Islamic State and a top envoy claiming “this perverse caliphate is shrinking," the Pentagon admitted Monday it had retaken only 5 percent of ISIS-held territory in Iraq ...
Australian demining expert killed while trying to defuse bomb in Iraq
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "aware of reports of the death of an Australian man undertaking de-mining activities with an NGO in Iraq". "It is strongly recommended that Australians do not travel to Iraq ...
Australian charity worker killed defusing Isis bomb in Iraq
Australian demining expert killed in Iraq
Aussie killed defusing IS bomb
How US Prisons in Iraq Became “Jihadi Universities” for ISIS
Shortly after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama announced his intention to remove all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. Now, ISIS has taken hold inside the country, as well as in neighboring Syria, and the U.S. is sending more ...
PBS 'Frontline' documents US mistakes in Iraq and the rise of ISIS
Spies over Baghdad: NSA newsletter reveals agency's role in Iraq War
“SIGINT support to the US Mission to the United Nations has enabled and continues to enable the diplomatic campaign against Iraq,” Chris Inglis, deputy director for analysis & production, wrote in SIDtoday. “Your efforts have been essential to the ...
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Voice of America
Iraq Targets IS in Province Near Jordan, Syria
Voice of America
Iraq's security forces launched an operation to retake control of Ar-Rutbah, a town in western Anbar province that links Islamic State-controlled areas there with the Jordanian and Syrian borders. "You can look on a map and see the significance of that ...
Iraq launches operation to retake Anbar town
Iraq violence: Blasts in Baghdad kill dozens
The Sunni jihadist group, which controls large swathes of northern and western Iraq, has frequently targeted Shia, whom it considers apostates. Medics said more than 100 civilians altogether were injured in Tuesday's bombings, which hit three markets ...
Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 17, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials ...
ISIS Loses Nearly Half of Territory It Once Held in Iraq
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IS has lost half of its territory in Iraq: Pentagon