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Iraq

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  • Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

    Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back....
  • UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

    A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007. Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was accused of assembling bombs in Syria that were planted on the western outskirts of Baghdad that year....
  • A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

    A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighters. LOCATION: A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital Damascus with the country's east...
  • Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The takeover...
  • Walker promises pre-emptive strikes to prevent attacks on US

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil. As he prepares for a likely 2016 presidential run, Walker told a multistate Republican gathering in...
  • Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week

    An expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons intended to help the Iraqi army stop the Islamic State group's increasingly effective use of car bombs should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week, the Pentagon said Thursday. The...
  • Obama: 'I don't think we're losing' the fight against Islamic State

    Obama: 'I don't think we're losing' the fight against Islamic State
    President Obama said he doesn’t think the U.S. is faltering in its fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, dismissing recent losses as a setback in what he knew would be a long fight and seeking to put the onus on Iraqi Prime...
  • US should kill as many ISIS fighters as possible, Pataki says

    ALBANY, N.Y. George Pataki, the former three-term New York governor considering a run for president, said the U.S. should send troops to Iraq to confront Islamic State militants. The 69-year-old has joined a chorus of Republican hopefuls calling for...
  • Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq

    Why Obama deserves the bulk of the blame for Iraq
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State group coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle...
  • Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State

    Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State
    Islamic State militants have entered the museum in the captured Syrian city of Palmyra, but there was no immediate word about the fate of precious artifacts or of the fabled ruins outside town, Syria’s antiquities chief said Thursday. The...
  • US sanctions Iraqi airline as Iranian front in scheme to buy planes

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration announced new sanctions Thursday against Iraq's Al-Naser Airlines, but not before Iran's blacklisted Mahan Air had used the Iraqi company as a front to acquire several jetliners and even make a bold attempt to buy...