Stories tagged: Iraq
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 …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, midnight
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness
The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Iraqi forces push Islamic State out of western Iraqi town
Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters out of a pocket of territory near the key western city of Ramadi on Friday evening, the military said, following a string of recent …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Iraq: Attacks kill at least 18; province takes on militants
BAGHDAD – Militants unleashed a series of attacks Wednesday in and around Baghdad, killing at least 18 people, officials said. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
Kennewick rape suspect flies to Dubai days before trial
A 49-year-old man reportedly boarded a flight for the United Arab Emirates two days before he was to stand trial in Kennewick on charges of raping and molesting a grade-school …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 14 people
A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 10:53 a.m.
Defense, foreign ministers to plan next steps against IS
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday urged a gathering of defense leaders to do more in the fight against Islamic State group in Iraq and …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Suicide bombing kills 12 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD – A suicide car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people, officials said, as government forces …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
U.S. sending 560 more troops to Iraq as Mosul push intensifies
BAGHDAD (AP) – The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to transform a freshly retaken air base into a staging hub for the long-awaited battle to recapture …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Iraq prime minister: Key base retaken from Islamic State
Iraqi forces recaptured a northern air base from the Islamic State group on Saturday, a victory hailed by the prime minister as a key step ahead of the long-awaited operation …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Letters: Blair made early Iraq invasion commitment to Bush
Letters published by the U.K.’s Iraq War Inquiry show that then-Prime Minister Tony Blair assured U.S. President George W. Bush of his support for regime change in Iraq eight months …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 5:42 a.m.
UK’s Iraq War report could make grim reading for Tony Blair
Thirteen years after British troops marched into Iraq and seven years after they left a country that’s still mired in violence, a mammoth official report is about to address the …
Tue., July 5, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Iraq minister resigns as bombing death toll reaches 175
Iraq’s interior minister – the man largely responsible for security in Baghdad – submitted his resignation on Tuesday, two days after a massive bombing in the center of the capital …
UPDATED: Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Security ordered tightened as death toll in Baghdad hits 157
The death toll from the truck bombing at a bustling Baghdad commercial street rose to 157 on Monday, Iraqi authorities said, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered new security measures …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Iraq’s deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in Baghdad
A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capital despite a …
Sat., July 2, 2016, midnight
James F. Burns: Happy Fourth from your flag
I survived mustard gas and ghastly death in European trenches in WW I and, 48 stars strong, was hoisted by six soldiers on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima in WW …
Sun., June 19, 2016, midnight
Iraqi forces reclaim main hospital in Fallujah
Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State group from most of the city, one of its …