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  • U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns

    U.S. sends 300 more troops to Iraq over security concerns
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is ramping up its military presence in Iraq, deploying around 300 additional troops as well as helicopters and drone aircraft in response security concerns in Baghdad, officials said on Monday.  The decision...
  • Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history

    Iraqi Christians flee violence, fear end of long history
    The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday. War and sectarian conflict have shrunk Iraq's...
  • Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria

    Militants declare caliphate in Iraq and Syria
    Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria. Alarming regional and world powers,...
  • Onetime U.S. allies in Sunni Awakening sit out new Iraq conflict

    Onetime U.S. allies in Sunni Awakening sit out new Iraq conflict
    The aging ex-general remembers another era not long ago, when American military commanders would visit him at his compound and sip tea as they sat on plastic chairs in a tidy garden ringed by date palms. Back then, Mustafa Kamil Shibib was an...
  • Iraqi forces dig in to keep militants from capturing Baghdad

    If the Sunni Muslim insurgents lurking west of Baghdad decide to rush the Iraqi capital, Ahmed Ali knows the quickest route runs past his fruit stand. Peering at the highway over mounds of watermelon and bananas, Ali watches Iraqi army pickup trucks and...
  • Heavy fighting reported as Iraq army pushes back against insurgents

    Iraqi troops and Shiite Muslim militias, backed by army attack helicopters, mounted a major push Saturday to retake the strategic city of Tikrit in a sign that the beleaguered army was fighting back after ceding much of the country to Sunni Muslim...
  • Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

    The Iraqi military’s push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency....
  • Islamic State threatens major Iraqi dam, takes fight into Lebanon

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria. It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
  • It's too late, Mr. Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Iraq can be saved with a new prime minister to take the place of Nouri al-Maliki. The new one would make friends with the alienated and hostile Sunni citizens that make up some 40 percent of the country's population,...
  • Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks

    Iraq leader defies calls to step aside amid fresh insurgent attacks
    Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki sharply rejected calls for a caretaker government that would remove him from office, striking a defiant tone Wednesday in the face of U.S. pressure to share more political power and an offensive by Sunni...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...