Stories tagged: Iraq
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 1:47 p.m.
Iraqi troops enter town of famed ancient ruins near Mosul
Iraqi troops entered a town south of Mosul on Sunday where Islamic State militants destroyed artifacts at a nearby ancient Assyrian archaeological site, while special forces fended off suicide bombers …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
U.N. reports civilian killings, other atrocities in Mosul
New reports emerged Friday of public killings and other atrocities committed against Mosul residents by Islamic State militants, including dozens of civilians whose bullet-riddled bodies were hung from telephone polls …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
U.S. says 64 civilians killed in Iraq, Syria strikes in past year
Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight were injured in 24 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria over the past year, the U.S. military said Wednesday, …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Investigators probe mass grave found south of Mosul
The stench of death drew Iraqi soldiers to the unsettled plot of land freshly liberated from Islamic State fighters.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
Islamic State extremists abduct 300 people near Mosul, U.N. says
More than 300 former Iraqi security forces and sheiks have been abducted by Islamic State extremists near Mosul in recent days, the U.N. Human Rights Office reported on Tuesday.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, midnight
Past opinions provide perspective
Snake River dams, Nov. 9, 1936 The S-R editorial board opined on the idea of making Lewiston a seaport by constructing dams on the lower Snake River. An editorial approvingly …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Dozens of decapitated bodies found in school near Mosul
Iraqi military and police forces said Monday they have uncovered a mass grave in a small town south of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. Initial reports say 100 bodies …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
Iraqis press deeper into ISIS-held Mosul as casualties mount
Zahida Fathi sat on a military-issued cot, rocking back and forth and repeating the names of the dead – her husband and six of her children, killed when a car …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Iraqi forces consolidate their gains in eastern Mosul
Iraqi special forces mopping up in territory seized in eastern Mosul killed eight Islamic State militants Wednesday as residents fled to safety from nearby areas and men shaved the beards …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Iraq’s army launches long-awaited assault to reclaim Mosul
Meeting fierce resistance from Islamic State fighters, Iraqi troops pushed their way into Mosul’s eastern outskirts on Tuesday, commanders said, marking the start of a difficult and dangerous new phase …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
Photo of fallen service members is one for the history books
More than a dozen years ago, Tami Silicio, a native of Edmonds, took a photo of the tunnel-like interior of a cargo plane that held more than 20 flag-draped coffins …
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Iraq’s Shiite militias join Mosul push; bombs rock Baghdad
Thousands of fighters flocked to join Iraq’s state-sanctioned, Iran-backed Shiite militias on Sunday, advancing to cut off Islamic State extremists holed up near Mosul in northern Iraq while bombers killed …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 4:47 p.m.
IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields
Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Iraq balks at joining OPEC cuts, making output deal harder
Iraq threw an obstacle in OPEC’s path toward a final deal to stabilize oil markets when it balked at joining efforts to trim output to prop up crude prices.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
QAYARA, Iraq – Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government’s advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as ISIS attacks western town
Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on a town near Mosul on Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group, which staged an …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Russia says US airstrike “war crime”
BAGHDAD – The Russian Defense Ministry says an airstrike in Iraq by the U.S.-led coalition has left dozens of civilians dead. The ministry’s spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said Friday’s …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Islamic State sets sulfur mine ablaze as U.S. and Iraqi troops near Mosul
A fire set by Islamic State militants at a sulfur mine near the city of Mosul in recent days sent plumes of noxious gases over the battlefield, sickening hundreds of …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 6:26 a.m.
Snipers kill 2nd journalist in Iraq in 2 days
An Iraqi television station says one of its reporters has been shot dead near Mosul, the second journalist in as many days to be killed while covering the conflict.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Iraqi special forces push into ISIS-held Mosul
Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Iraqi town outside Mosul rises up against militants
KHAZER, Iraq – A senior Iraqi general on Wednesday called on Iraqis fighting for the Islamic State group in Mosul to surrender as a wide-scale operation to retake the militant-held …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Iraqi PM announces start of offensive to drive IS from Mosul
Iraqi state television says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
Erdogan says Turkey determined to join Mosul operation
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to take part in a possible operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Iraq tribal leader: strike kills 19 pro-government fighters
A tribal leader said Wednesday that an airstrike had killed 19 pro-government tribal Sunni fighters south of the town of Mosul, which is held by the Islamic State group.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Pentagon to send about 600 more troops to Iraq for Mosul offensive
The Pentagon plans to send about 600 additional troops to Iraq to help launch a long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul in coming weeks, the most ambitious operation yet in the …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Rocket fired by Islamic State in Iraq may have contained mustard agent
A small rocket that landed on a military base in northern Iraq where hundreds of U.S. troops are working with Iraqi troops may have contained a mustard agent, a U.S. …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Iraq allows families back to Fallujah for the first time, but just a handful make it
The Iraqi government on Saturday allowed a trickle of civilians back into the western city of Fallujah, where they will begin the daunting task of rebuilding their lives in a …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, midnight
Ann McFeatters: Remembering the unity 9/11 created
People yearned for normalcy and began to cherish everyday moments. They hugged their children and worried how to discuss such a cataclysm with them.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
IS car bombing kills at least 12 civilians in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD – A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group struck a bustling commercial area of central Baghdad overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, Iraqi officials said on Tuesday. …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
Iraqi’s minister of defense ousted by parliament
Iraqi forces have retaken the key town of Qayara, near a major air base south of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime …