Iraq: The battle for Fallujah shows the US needs Iran
While Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi recently declared victory in Fallujah, there are still pockets held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in the city. Regardless of these final military operations, there are ...
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Iraq's flawed liberation of Fallujah
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Yuri Kozyrev in Iraq, 2002-2016: Witnessing the US Invasion, the Rise of the Insurgency and the Fight Against ISIS
Photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev has lived through the full arc of the war in Iraq – from the initial “shock and awe” phase of bombardment through the fall of Baghdad in April 2003. He worked on the front lines as more and more Iraqis grew to reject the U ...
Obama's generals want more US troops in Iraq
As the war against the Islamic State in Iraq shows signs of fragile progress, U.S. military leaders there are preparing to ask President Obama for the one thing he is resisting above all else in his final months — the deployment of hundreds more U.S ...
Trump still wrong on his claim that opposed Iraq War ahead of the invasion
Presumptive Republican presidential Donald Trump keeps selling the myth that he was against Iraq War even before the war started. In a policy speech June 22, 2016, in New York, Trump tried to contrast himself with his likely fall opponent, Democrat ...
Islamic State militants push back in Syria, Iraq and Libya
BEIRUT — Even as internationally backed forces chip away at Islamic State-held territory in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the militants have demonstrated a stubborn resilience this week in the face of recent losses. The IS forces dealt an embarrassing ...
June 22, 2016 | Kiwis And Poles Bolster Non-Combat Roles Against ISIS in Iraq
ISIS expands beyond Iraq-Syria base with six armies on three continents
Gains against Islamic State not yet enough, could backfire: US officials
Iraq: Kurds and Iran eye an oil deal
Another possible challenge to signing a final deal is whether Iraq's federal government would support such a plan.The government in Baghdad has cut off the KRG's share of the Iraqi national budget since early 2014 after the Kurds exported oil directly ...
Department of Defense
US, Coalition Continue Counter-ISIL Strikes in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 22, 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 ...
Fallujah: Progress Against ISIS Reignites Hope for Relatives and Survivors of Iraq War
Shirley Parrello is an American Gold Star mother, and has been for 11 years. Her son, Lance Corporal Brian Parrello, died on January 1, 2005 when an IED killed him as his platoon patrolled near the Haditha Dam in Iraq. The images of 9/11 had spurred ...
Yuri Kozyrev—Noor for TIME
When fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria swept across Iraq in the summer of 2014, the largest prize they claimed was the city of Mosul. The jihadists forced the Iraqi military and a large portion of the city's population to flee ...
Pissed off Irishman went to Iraq to fight ISIS
Jordan declares Syria and Iraq borders closed military zones
Jordan has declared its border regions with Syria and Iraq to be closed military zones after a suicide bombing on Tuesday that killed six soldiers. It is not clear who was behind the attack, which was launched from Syrian territory, close to a refugee ...
Jordan Shuts Syria and Iraq Borders After Suicide Bombing
Jordan closes borders with Iraq, Syria after suicide attack
Jordan closes Syria, Iraq borders for civilians