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Iraq

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  • Watertown Native Killed In Iraq

    Watertown Native Killed In Iraq
    Army Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, of Watertown was killed in Iraq this week, according to the Associated Press. His remains arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Department of Defense announced the death of Noonan who was supporting...
  • Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar

    Kurdish fighters enter Islamic State-occupied town of Sinjar
    Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Sunday entered the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, which has been held by Islamic State militants for months. The campaign to retake the mountain town is the latest effort to regain ground lost...
  • Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
    Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled Islamic State militants to take back the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's...
  • U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria

    U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
    U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said. Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • Iraq oil min says no need for OPEC emergency meeting now

    Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday he saw no need for an emergency meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but "we have to wait and see" whether the group made the right decision to keep its output unchanged. Speaking...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy

     Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy
    Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed. Indoor shopping malls are a staple in neighboring Persian Gulf countries but still rare in war-...
  • Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

    Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has...
  • Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the...
  • Fifteen U.S.-led air strikes target Islamic State militants: task force

    The U.S.-led coalition conducted 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. Eleven strikes in Iraq hit several groups of Islamic State militants as well as other vehicles...