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Iraq

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  • Armed with GPS kits, U.S. crew puts the 'smart' in smart bombs

    Armed with GPS kits, U.S. crew puts the 'smart' in smart bombs
    Coalition warplanes have dropped more than 10,200 so-called "smart bombs" since President Obama authorized the air war on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria last summer. The use of such “joint direct attack munitions,” the U.S. military...
  • Islamic State video appears to show beheadings of 3 Kurdish fighters

    Many in northern Iraq expected the extremist group Islamic State to strike in the run-up to the Kurdish new year. On Thursday, as ethnic Kurds prepared to celebrate the holiday, the group’s supporters posted a video on social media accounts that...
  • Obama ended the Iraq war, which was what voters elected him to do

    Obama ended the Iraq war, which was what voters elected him to do
    In response to reader Jay Hilgartner's letter, Bud Adams asserts that the "disaster of nation building in Iraq" occurred when President Obama removed all U.S. troops from the country in 2011, against the advice of his military advisers and at a time...
  • Mass grave found as UN says Islamic State militants suspected of genocide

    Mass grave found as UN says Islamic State militants suspected of genocide
    More than a dozen bodies were unearthed from a mass grave near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on Thursday, as a new U.N. report said Islamic State militants may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during their rampage across...
  • Mass grave found as UN says IS group suspected of genocide

    More than a dozen bodies were unearthed from a mass grave near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on Thursday, as a new U.N. report said Islamic State militants may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity during their rampage across...
  • French carrier in Gulf lends support to anti-IS mission

    With an allied American aircraft carrier not far away, Rafale and Super Etendard fighter jets catapult off this nuclear-powered symbol of French naval fortitude to attack Islamic State group positions hundreds of miles northwest in Iraq. The Charles de...
  • French president calls for preservation of Iraq, Syria art

    French president Francois Hollande has issued a call to preserve the cultural heritage threatened by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, after extremists have demolished relics and pillaged archaeological sites in both countries. Hollande...
  • Canada prime minister to extend military mission in Iraq

    Canada's prime minister will present a plan to extend Canada's military mission in Iraq next week. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday his Conservative government will introduce in Parliament a request for an "extension and expansion" of the...
  • Looking at Iran after Netanyahu's speech

    Looking at Iran after Netanyahu's speech
    It's now been two weeks since Netanyahu's speech before Congress, time to reflect on what irked me and to turn my attention to the substantive issue of Iran and what to do about its nuclear capabilities. First, let me begin with the speech. What...
  • Iraq Sunni province key to taking Mosul from Islamic State

    Iraq's Sunni province of Anbar is key to launching the long-awaited operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, the country's defense minister said Wednesday. Khalid al-Obeidi's remarks reflected the challenges Iraqi forces,...
  • An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State

    An Iraqi Sunni town celebrates rout of Islamic State
    The man fiddled with a padlock securing a gate outside a convenience store. Once it was open, he gingerly stepped toward the entrance, holding his breath as he walked in. He surveyed the room, taking in the shards of glass and upturned boxes littering...