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  • Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery

    Iraq militants launch attack on vital oil refinery
    Anti-government militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery, while Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against “terrorism.” Sunni rebels affiliated with the...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Ryan Crocker: It's not too late to re-engage with Iraq

    Ryan Crocker: It's not too late to re-engage with Iraq
    The news from Iraq is, quite frankly, terrifying. And it was utterly predictable. I have been saying for months that we must do everything we can to support Syria's neighbors — Jordan, Lebanon and especially Iraq — to ensure that the al-...
  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....
  • Insurgents attack Iraqi oil refinery at Baiji

    Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism. Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...
  • Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

    Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops
    In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President Obama notified Congress on Monday that he was sending up to 275 U.S. military personnel “to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” Obama also is...
  • US to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the United States will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq in response to the country's request for assistance after militants seized wide swaths of its territory. Obama held out the...
  • Iraq's largest refinery ablaze as militants, government fight for control

    IRBIL, Iraq Skirmishes over Iraq's largest oil refinery left part of the facility ablaze Wednesday as Islamic militants battled Iraqi security forces for control. Iraqi state television reported that security forces remained in control of the refinery...
  • 40 Indian workers kidnapped amid violence in northern Iraq

    Forty Indian construction workers were abducted near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul as they attempted to flee a violent rampage by an Al Qaida splinter group, officials said Wednesday. The Indian nationals were working for the Baghdad-based Tariq Noor...
  • Senators to Pentagon brass: Did we waste billions in Iraq?

    WASHINGTON Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their posts after the United States spent billions training and equipping them. At a Senate hearing...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...