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Iraq

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  • Bombs in Iraq, including twin blasts in busy street, kill 40

    A series of bombings in Iraq, including twin blasts in a busy street in a Baghdad suburb, killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. The deadliest of the day's attacks came shortly before sunset, when a bomb exploded...
  • At Kurdish front-line outpost, skepticism abounds over assault on Mosul

    OUTSIDE SULTAN ABDULLAH, Iraq Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he heard the news that a U.S. official said 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held...
  • UN officials fear an attack on Mosul will displace 1.5 million people

    GENEVA A planned offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State insurgents, perhaps as soon as April, could send more than 1.5 million people fleeing, a senior United Nations humanitarian relief official warned Tuesday. More than 2 million...
  • Marine convicted of deserting Iraq combat post, Camp Lejeune

    Marine convicted of deserting Iraq combat post, Camp Lejeune
    A Marine who disappeared from a U.S. military base in Iraq in 2004, then abandoned his unit in North Carolina the following year, was convicted Monday on two counts of desertion. A military judge at Camp Lejeune, N.C., found Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali...
  • Jeb Bush's foreign policy: More stability, less 'democracy'

    Jeb Bush's foreign policy: More stability, less 'democracy'
    Cooperative dictators can rest easier if Jeb Bush becomes president. Wednesday, in a speech delivered to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the latest Bush to set his sights on the White House implied he wouldn't be running around trying to spread...
  • Baltimore man helps Christian militia fight ISIS in Iraq

    Baltimore man helps Christian militia fight ISIS in Iraq
    Matthew Van Dyke, the native Baltimorean, self-made freedom fighter and film documentarian, emerged from the shadows last week to report his latest adventure with a Tweet: "I am in #Iraq helping to raise a Christian army to fight #ISIS." Sounds...
  • Spain: Jihadi female recruiting network broken up

    Spanish authorities on Tuesday announced the breakup of a ring dedicated to recruiting young women to join the Islamic State extremist group, part of a push by European nations to stop citizens from traveling to Syria and Iraq, to reduce the risk of...
  • Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Gunmen seize 30 Hazara men in Afghanistan, officials say

    Masked gunmen abducted 30 members of Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazara minority who were traveling along a dangerous highway from the south, local authorities said Tuesday. The bus was traveling from the southern city of Kandahar to Kabul, the capital,...
  • New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

    New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. Key told lawmakers the country would deploy up to 143 military personnel, who...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...