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Iraq

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  • Lindsey Graham to enter GOP race with hawkish counterpoint to Rand Paul

    Lindsey Graham to enter GOP race with hawkish counterpoint to Rand Paul
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina defense hawk, plans to enter the crowded Republican presidential primary field Monday with a campaign that probably won't deliver him to the White House, but will highlight the party's divide over national security....
  • Iraq militias say they don't need US help in Anbar operation

    Ali Ahsan paced back and forth carrying a rifle more than half his height in the searing heat as his militia convoy made a pit stop in the Anbar desert to rest and pray. Unlike the rugged men in fatigues around him, his prepubescent face has barely...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Obama's hesitancy on Iraq gives Islamic State a leg up

    Don't feel bad if you're confused about what the United States is trying to accomplish in Iraq. President Obama doesn't seem to know, either — or else he won't say. Days after admitting that "we don't yet have a complete strategy" for training...
  • Body of Saddam deputy Tariq Aziz buried in Jordan

    Tariq Aziz was laid to rest Saturday after a ceremony in his honor at a church in the Jordanian capital, Amman, eight days after the debonair Iraqi diplomat died in prison of a heart attack. Hundreds of Iraqis and Jordanians attended the church...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Still no new war authorization

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send up to 450 more U.S. military advisers into Iraq comes off as another piecemeal response to the Islamic State he pledged a year ago to "degrade and ultimately destroy." It underscores his limited...
  • Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State

    Kurdish forces close in on Syrian border town held by Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters closed in Sunday on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The advance follows a...
  • Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters

    Baltimore, Chambliss, and words: Letters
    Balto. post-mortem Some left-wing liberal loony made the observation not too long ago that all cops need to be disarmed. If anyone needs proof of the lunacy of that statement, they need look no further than Baltimore. Once my favorite city in the...
  • Body of Tareq Aziz still at Baghdad airport

    An Iraqi official says the body of Tareq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former top aide who died last week in prison, is still at Baghdad International Airport under heavy security and due to be flown to Amman. The official from the Iraqi Aviation Authority said...