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Iraq

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  • Iraqi advance to Tikrit a reminder of the volatile Middle East

    After reading the Sun article "Iraqi offensive rolls into Tikrit" (March 12), my heart and soul were again aroused as the Middle East military pot seems to be boiling more and spreading likewise. It also appears that President Barack Obama would like...
  • Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave

    Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave
    Pro-government forces in Iraq that have besieged the militant-held city of Tikrit were at a standstill Monday, in what officials said was a deliberate hiatus designed to allow civilians to escape the city. In a joint news conference with the...
  • Saddam's tomb suffers extensive damage in Iraq fighting

    The tomb of Iraq's late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit. Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam...
  • Trudy Rubin: A reckless ploy with real risks

    Those who criticize President Obama's weak foreign policy (as I have done often) have been looking for smarter ideas from prospective candidates for 2016. Judging by Lettergate the bizarre tale of the missive sent by Sen. Tom Cotton and 46 Republican...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, an Iraqi offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit drew wide attention as a coalition of soldiers, police officers, Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen aided by Iranian advisers fought to seize Saddam Hussein'...
  • Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks

    Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks
    Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold. The two purported chemical...
  • Bahrain arrests young boy smuggling bomb-making materials

    Authorities in Bahrain arrested a young man on Monday who was trying to smuggle in bomb-making materials from Iraq, police said. The suspect, a minor carrying the materials in a suitcase, was arrested during a routine security search at the border post...
  • Islamic State suffers serious reversals in northern Iraq

    Islamic State suffers serious reversals in northern Iraq
    Peering from his trench on a ridgeline fortified with sandbags, the Kurdish commander gazed toward an Islamic State-held village next to a swath of territory recently seized from the extremist forces. Smoke wafted into the sky from natural gas burning off...
  • Officials: US to keep more troops in Afghanistan into 2016

    The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year's end, bowing to military leaders who want to keep more troops there, including many into the 2016 fighting season, U.S. officials say. While no...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Iraqi Kurdish officials claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons on peshmerga forces Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the...
  • Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

    Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons
    Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit....