Stories tagged: Iraq
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
In Mosul, hunger grows amid slow advances against IS
As Iraqi forces continue to make slow progress in the fight against IS in Mosul, clawing back territory house by house and block by block, food supplies are running dangerously …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Iraq, U.S. in talks to keep American troops after Islamic State fight done
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded, …
Tue., May 2, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Pentagon: blast kills US service member outside Mosul
A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted a police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
U.S. criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria
The Trump administration sharply criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing the U.S. NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
‘Nathan’s Boulder’: Bouldering wall in honor of S-W man who died in Iraq dedicated
After spending years in storage at a Janicki Industries facility in Hamilton, the bouldering wall formerly housed in Whatcom County is ready to carry on Nathan Nakis’ memory in the …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Army should factor PTSD in discharge decisions, veterans’ lawsuit claims
A federal lawsuit alleges the U.S. Army has issued less-than-honorable discharges for potentially thousands of service members without adequately considering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
U.N.: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting
The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city from Islamic State …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities
Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes and occasionally wets himself, symptoms that worsened last year when an explosion in Mosul killed his cousin and wounded his …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Kushner, Dunford meet with Iraqi prime minister
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford met Monday in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad
A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
U.S. denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties
A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
U.S. acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul
An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
U.S. coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
U.S. to allies: Do more to fight Islamic State
Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq’s second largest …
Wed., March 22, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Iran deepens presence in Iraq
Even before the Islamic State is fully defeated, Shiite Iran is laying the groundwork to expand its deep penetration of Iraq.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
The race to Raqqa could cost Trump Turkey
The United States and Turkey are on a collision course in Raqqa, as Turkish officials warn that Washington’s reliance on Kurdish forces to liberate the Islamic State’s de facto capital …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Iraqi prime minister joins Trump for meeting focusing on IS
President Donald Trump on Monday held his first meeting with Iraq’s prime minister Monday as the American leader shapes his policy for defeating the Islamic State group.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Monday and wounded 45 others, according to Iraqi officials.
Tue., March 14, 2017
Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion
The questions that were unanswered before the president declared the window for diplomacy shut are unanswered still.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Trudy Rubin: Diplomacy can’t be waved off
In the words of the former U.S. Ambassador to Syria and Iraq Ryan Crocker: “You can get it quick or you can get it right.”
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
Here’s how Trump’s new order on refugees and immigration differs from the first
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday temporarily banning new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim countries. Here’s what you need to know.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Wave of Islamic State car bombs targets Iraqi troops in west Mosul
Iraqi troops encountered the heaviest clashes yet with Islamic State group fighters Sunday in western Mosul since the start of the new push more than two weeks ago, according to …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Islamic State dumped bodies in sinkhole, but full scale of killings might not be known for years
The horror stories about the Islamic State’s mass killings at a cavernous hole in the desert near Mosul became legendary over the years.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Austrian court convicts 8 Iraqis of gang-raping German
An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Iraqis flee western Mosul; UN warns of more displacement
Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to flee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city’s southwestern edge.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Revised Trump immigration order will not ban citizens from Iraq, sources say
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration will not include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq, among a host of other revisions meant to allay legal and diplomatic …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list
U.S. officials say President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul
Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul’s five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq’s second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with …