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Iraq

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  • 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...
  • A look at key events in Syria since March 2011

    As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, here are some of the key events since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began: — March 2011: Protests erupt in the city of Daraa over security forces' detention of a group of boys accused of...
  • A look at Syrian refugees in neighboring countries

    The Syrian conflict, which began with peaceful protests before escalating into a grinding civil war, has touched off a humanitarian catastrophe that has inundated the region. More than 3.8 million Syrians have fled their country in the four years since...
  • Analysis: Reluctant warrior Obama wavers as Iran steps up in terror fight

    WASHINGTON Days after Ashton Carter became Defense secretary, he huddled with 30 American diplomats and generals on a U.S. Army base in Kuwait to review President Barack Obama's plan for battling Islamic State. Emerging from the six-hour meeting,...
  • A letter about nukes and U.S. senators

    A letter about nukes and U.S. senators
    Trying to clear up any confusion in Iran from a letter sent by Republican U.S. senators An open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran: You may be confused by a recent letter from Republican members of the U.S. Senate regarding...
  • Q&A: US troop positions in Iraq keep them off front lines

    The death last week of a Canadian soldier, reportedly killed by friendly fire from Kurdish troops near the northern village of Bashiq, has put the spotlight once again on the dangers that U.S. troops could face in Iraq. President Barack Obama has vowed...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    The Associated Press sues State Department to force release of Hillary Rodham Clinton records The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton'...
  • Officials: US watching for ethnic cleansing in Tikrit battle in Iraq

    WASHINGTON The current battle to wrest the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State extremists has only token support from Sunni Muslim tribesmen, and the United States is watching closely for signs that Shiite militiamen are abusing local Sunni residents,...
  • Dempsey: U.S. worries about Iran-backed militias in Iraq

    Dempsey: U.S. 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 troops, Shiite militiamen push into Islamic State-held Tikrit

    Iraqi troops, Shiite militiamen push into Islamic State-held Tikrit
    Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen battled their way Wednesday into the city of Tikrit, threatening to deal a punishing blow to Islamic State militants in the hometown of former strongman Saddam Hussein. Pro-government forces entered the...
  • China says Muslim Uighurs have joined Islamic State group

    Chinese officials say that members of the country's Muslim Uighur ethnic minority have gone overseas to fight with the Islamic State group, which controls sections of Syria and Iraq, and returned to take part in plots at home. Authorities in the far-...