Stories tagged: Iraq
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 11:27 P.M.
Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS
Iraqi forces launched an operation Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 9:54 P.M.
Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent
Two rockets landed in Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 5:32 P.M.
Iraqi officials: Suicide bombings in eastern Mosul kill 5
Two suicide bombings in the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul, including one that hit a popular restaurant, killed at least five people on Friday and wounded over …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 10:32 A.M.
U.K. shuts down contentious probe into Iraq War abuse claims
The British government announced Friday that it is shutting down a contentious seven-year-old inquiry into allegations of abuse by U.K. troops in Iraq. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the Iraq …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months
The top U.S. commander in Iraq says he expects to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State group within the next six months and the …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 3:40 P.M.
U.N. says 30,000 have returned to Iraq’s Mosul
The United Nations says some 30,000 people have returned to neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since a major operation to drive …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017
Chaotic directive jeopardizes American values
We all want safety, but we don’t want to surrender the compassion that has shaped our nation’s character. It’s not too late to take a more thoughtful approach.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017
Help those who helped Americans
There may be no agreement on appropriate U.S. policy in the Middle East, but Republicans and Democrats were unified when they voted overwhelmingly a year ago (2014) to renew and …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:11 A.M.
Pentagon compiling a list of names to shield Iraqis from Trump’s travel ban
The Pentagon is compiling a list of Iraqi citizens who have worked with the U.S. military and recommending that they be exempt from President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on visitors …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 11:35 P.M.
U.S. veterans say Trump order wrongly bars interpreters
Military veterans were dumbfounded and furious when it became clear over the weekend that President Donald Trump’s executive order barring the admission to the United States of people from seven …
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 9:23 P.M.
Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul
Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 2:22 P.M.
Eastern side of Mosul recaptured from Islamic State, Iraqi prime minister says
Iraqi forces have recaptured the entire eastern side of Mosul, the Iraqi prime minister said Tuesday, marking a midpoint in a grueling battle for the Islamic State-held city. The announcement …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017
Amy Goodman: The long ordeal of Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning has now served seven years of her sentence, experiencing extraordinary hardship as a person seeking gender-reassignment treatment while imprisoned by the U.S. military.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Obama drew wrong lesson from Iraq
The way Obama chose to retrench convinced friends and adversaries that America was in retreat – and bad actors rushed to fill the vacuum. The results weren’t what Obama intended …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 9:38 P.M.
After a slow and bloody fight against Islamic State, Iraqi forces pick up pace in Mosul
It was the dead of night when Iraqi commandos advanced into the neighborhood deep in eastern Mosul.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 5:31 P.M.
Iraqi forces in IS battle raise flag over Mosul University
Iraqi special forces raised the Iraqi flag above buildings within the Mosul University complex Friday as they battled Islamic State militants for control of the city, according to senior Iraqi …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:24 A.M.
Iraqi forces from north, east converge in Mosul, officials say
Iraqi and coalition officials say forces advancing from the north and east have converged in Mosul, where they have been waging a three-month-old offensive against the Islamic State group.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:40 A.M.
Top Iraqi commander: Mosul could be liberated in 3 months
A top Iraqi commander told the Associated Press that the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group could be complete in three months or less.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:55 P.M.
Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq, family says
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 10:42 A.M.
Suicide blast in Baghdad, attacks earlier in the day kill 27
Several attacks in and around Baghdad, including a suicide car bombing in a busy commercial area after nightfall on Thursday, killed at least 27 people in a particularly brutal day …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 3:28 P.M.
U.S.-led coalition doubles number of advisers in Iraq to 450
The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has doubled the size of its adviser corps, reflecting the intensified effort to help Iraqi forces retake the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, a …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 7:36 A.M.
Police question Iraqi journalist freed by her abductors
Police on Wednesday questioned an Iraqi journalist who was abducted last week from her Baghdad home, after she was released by her captors the previous night.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 12:14 A.M.
At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016, U.N. says
The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year.
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 1:33 P.M.
IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market
A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 4:18 P.M.
U.S. general praises Iraqi forces fighting in Mosul
A senior U.S. military commander on Sunday praised Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, saying they were “at their peak” and …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 7:13 P.M.
IS effort to erase Iraqi history devastates archaeological sites
The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures were believed to guard the king …
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016
Some in Mosul wary of return of Iraq’s government
MOSUL, Iraq – The 19-year-old resident of Mosul pulled up his shirt and showed a festering wound on his back. It came, he said, from Iraqi troops who detained him …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
Iraqi troops resume Mosul fight after 2-week lull
Breaking a two-week lull in fighting, Iraqi troops backed by the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes and artillery pushed deeper into eastern Mosul on Thursday in a multi-pronged assault against Islamic State …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 6:39 A.M.
Iraqi forces in Mosul reinforced; new push against ISIS soon
Iraqi forces stalled for weeks on the edges of Mosul have been bolstered by reinforcements and are now ready, along with elite special forces, to launch a stepped up, three-pronged …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 8:15 P.M.
Displaced Iraqi Christians head home for ‘wartime’ Christmas
For the 300 Christians who braved rain and wind to attend Christmas Eve Mass in their hometown, the ceremony evoked both holiday cheer and grim reminders of the war raging …