Stories tagged: Iraq
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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: Sat., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq, family says
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Iraq: Car bombings in Mosul kill 15 civilians, 8 policemen
Three car bombs ripped through an outdoor market in Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and eight policemen, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:46 a.m.
Aleppo and Mosul, bound together by history, are now part of a 21st century tragedy
Just 300 miles separate Mosul, Iraq, and Aleppo, Syria, two cities very much in the news in recent months. They are in the grips of separate government-led offensives to reclaim …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Idaho native Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl bears some responsibility for risky searches, judge says
A military judge weighing evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Friday that the soldier bears some responsibility for risky search missions triggered …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
Coalition airstrikes destroy air defense weapon in Syria
Coalition airstrikes destroyed an air defense system that Islamic State militants had captured last weekend when they retook the Syrian city of Palmyra from Russian and Syrian regime forces.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Iraqi businessman erects tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad
A Muslim businessman says he has erected the tallest Christmas tree in Baghdad as a show of solidarity with Christians during the holiday season.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Islamic State group may have air defenses in Syria town
Militants from the Islamic State group got control of military equipment and weapons, possibly including air defense equipment, when they recaptured the Syrian town of Palmyra, the top U.S. general …