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  • In backing Kurds, Obama 'confident' in protecting refugees

    IRBIL, IRAQ As fighting continued in Iraq on Saturday, President Barack Obama said from the White House that the United States has been successful in destroying arms and equipment in Iraq through a series of targeted airstrikes. "We have to make sure...
  • President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq

    President Obama's remarks on airstrikes and humanitarian efforts in Iraq
    The White House has released the following transcript of President Obama's remarks on Saturday. Statement by the president on Iraq South Lawn 10:30 a.m. EDT Good morning. Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage...
  • U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

    KALAK, Iraq The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to...
  • Obama returns to the quagmire he exited in Iraq

    For three years, President Obama has declared himself the man who closed the door on a dark decade of U.S. war in Iraq. Now he has opened the door again. Other than insisting no U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq, Obama's advisors outlined few clear...
  • U.S. return to war in Iraq makes few waves in a Baghdad focused on Maliki's fate

    BAGHDAD As American bombs fell Friday on Iraqi soil for the first time in more than two years, the attention of Iraqi leaders in Baghdad was firmly fixed elsewhere: the looming vote to form a new government that could coalesce its fight against the...
  • Obama sends U.S. planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States on Thursday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...
  • Obama sends US planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States early Friday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who'd fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...
  • Obama says he has authorized airstrikes in Iraq, aid to Yazidi refugees

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States intervened militarily in Iraq early Friday morning for the first time since Islamist militants seized control of nearly half the country, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when...
  • Islamic State grabs more territory in Iraq, reportedly seizes major dam

    A breakaway Al Qaeda group that already holds sway in large swaths of Iraq and Syria made new territorial gains Thursday in northern Iraq, reportedly overrunning a major Christian town and seizing the nation’s largest dam. The fresh advances by...
  • Jets, explosions reported near Islamic State lines as Kurds beg for U.S. help

    IRBIL, Iraq Jet aircraft attacked Islamic State positions outside the town of Kalak, 25 miles northwest of Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, a resident of Kalak told McClatchy early Friday. The resident, reached by phone from Irbil,...
  • With Islamic State advancing, Kurds prepare for last stand outside capital

    KALAK, Iraq Kurdish fighters scrambled to set up a defensive line Thursday after militants from the Islamic State seized four strategic towns on a key highway and advanced to positions just minutes from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish...