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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • In coalition of many, US air power does the heavy lifting

    American refueling planes rumble into the air from this desert air base around the clock to top up coalition aircraft bombing Islamic State militants, whether they're Arab fighters flying out of regional bases or French warplanes catapulted off an...
  • Bombings in Baghdad, nearby town kill 7 people

    Iraqi officials say a bombing in Baghdad and an explosion in a nearby town killed seven people. Police officials say a bomb struck near an out-door market in Madian town, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the Iraqi capital on Friday afternoon,...
  • Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites

    Zahi Hawass urges military action to save Iraq's ancient sites
    If it were up to Zahi Hawass, international boots would be on the ground in Iraq, assigned to guard or rescue winged divinities and other relics of ancient Sumeria, Assyria and Babylon that have fallen in harm's way because of the religious fanaticism...
  • Gary Olson: Is it worthwhile to send U.S. troops to fight Islamic State?

    Gary Olson: Is it worthwhile to send U.S. troops to fight Islamic State?
    The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is a savage, heinous entity whose origins remain largely unknown to Americans. I suspect this can be clarified by linking ISIS to policies adopted by Saudi Arabia and United States. First,...
  • Iraqi offensive in Tikrit gaining ground, government backers say

    Iraqi offensive in Tikrit gaining ground, government backers say
    Iraqi government forces and allied militiamen pressed an all-out assault in the city of Tikrit on Thursday, one day after troops fought their way into the militant stronghold and hometown of Saddam Hussein. The offensive, which began last week and is...
  • Expected Shiite victory in Tikrit seen as cementing Iran's influence in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi security forces and Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias appeared Thursday to be on the verge of victory in a two-week effort to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State, which has held the symbolically important...
  • Australian teen widely seen on social media thought to be among latest ISIS suicide bombers

    Australia's government said Thursday it was trying to confirm reports that an Australian teenager was among a group of suicide bombers from the Islamic State movement that struck Iraq's embattled Anbar province. The Islamic State group claimed in an...
  • France identifies man, boy in IS killing video as citizens

    A man and a boy featured in an Islamic State group propaganda video that threatens Jews and shows the killing of a Palestinian have been identified as French citizens, and investigators are looking into whether the man is related to an extremist who...
  • Quotations in the News

    "The chief is the kind of honorable man you don't have to go to. He comes to you when he knows that this is something we have to seriously discuss." — James Knowles III, mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, after Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned. ___...
  • Dempsey: US worries about Iran-backed militias in Iraq

    Iran is playing a helpful role against Islamic State militants in Iraq now, but once the extremists are vanquished, Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify the country, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Army Gen. Martin...
  • Iraqi forces, militias sweep into Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit on Wednesday, launching a two-front offensive to squeeze extremists out of Saddam Hussein's hometown in a major test of the troops' resolve. Explosions and heavy...