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Iraq

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  • Video: Islamic State group destroys ancient ruins of Nimrud

    Islamic State militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C., an online militant video purportedly shows. The destruction at Nimrud,...
  • Reckoning point: Ex-US guards face sentencing in Iraq case

    A yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point with the sentencing this week of four former Blackwater security guards. Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough face mandatory, decadeslong...
  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    Authorities in Iraq say a series of bombings targeting public places in the capital, Baghdad, have killed 12 people. Police officials say a bomb exploded on a commercial street in downtown Baghdad, killing four people and wounding nine others. Earlier,...
  • 200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq

    200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq
    More than 200 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State in August were released Wednesday, Iraqi government officials said, in what was characterized as a rare act of goodwill by the violent extremist group. Vian Dakhil, an Iraqi parliament member, confirmed...
  • Judge denies request to postpone Blackwater sentencing

    A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-minute request to delay the sentencing hearing for four former Blackwater guards convicted in the 2007 fatal shooting of Iraqi civilians. The order from U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth means the sentencing...
  • Iraqi teams start exhuming mass grave of soldiers in Tikrit

    Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Kamil Amin...
  • Officials: 2 bombings kill 11 people in Iraq

    Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have targeted public places in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital, killing 11 people. Police officials say a suicide bomber set off his explosives vest at noon on Friday inside a small restaurant in the town of...
  • Wisconsin man charged with trying to join Islamic State group

    MILWAUKEE A Madison, Wis., man has been charged with trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join the Islamic State terrorist group. Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, was charged in federal court with attempting to provide material support and resources "namely...
  • Biden says momentum is turning against Islamic militants in Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gave an upbeat assessment of the Iraqi government's fight against Islamic State militants, defending the administration's strategy ahead of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Washington visit next week. "It'...
  • Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination

    Top Iraqi Shiite religious leader calls for military coordination
    Iraq's top Shiite cleric issued a call on Friday for pro-government militias to coordinate their efforts with the state, two days after a major government offensive against Islamic State militants recommenced. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, speaking...
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots,...