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  • Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction

    Amid Iraq unrest, idea of three autonomous enclaves gains traction
    As Islamic militants have advanced farther into Iraq's heartland, the Obama administration has tried to avert all-out civil war by urging the Shiite Muslim-led government to share more power with alienated Sunni and Kurdish minorities. But if Iraqi...
  • U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years

    U.N.: 2,400 Iraqis killed in June, most in 7 years
    More than 2,400 Iraqis were killed in June, the highest monthly death toll in seven years, as a fierce Sunni Muslim insurgency threatens to plunge the country back into civil war. Figures released Tuesday by the United Nations showed that at least 2,417...
  • In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause

    In Iraq, Shiite Muslim militia's reemergence gives U.S. pause
    He looks more like a desk jockey now than a militant, his graying hair framed by rectangular glasses, his round belly protruding under a button-down shirt. Ali Faris acknowledges that he got soft after the American troops he once fought withdrew from...
  • U.S. sending 200 more troops to Iraq to boost security

    An additional 200 U.S. troops have arrived in Iraq to provide security for U.S. personnel and property, further boosting the American contingent there, the Pentagon said Monday. The troops, who arrived Sunday, are in addition to up to 300 special...
  • U.S. sends 300 more troops, aircraft Iraq

    U.S. sends 300 more troops, aircraft Iraq
    The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending around 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon said on Monday. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby...
  • Militants behind new 'caliphate' fight to hold lands in Iraq, Syria

    A day after proclaiming rule over the world's Muslims, fighters for the self-styled Islamic State "caliphate" were battling Monday to retain control of seized territory in Iraq and Syria against resurgent government forces. The videotaped declaration...
  • 480 US troops now in Baghdad as officials move to secure access to airport

    WASHINGTON The United States has deployed 300 more troops to Baghdad in the last two days, with some of them assigned to secure Baghdad's international airport, the Obama administration announced Monday. One senior U.S. official, speaking on the...
  • For the record

    Military deaths: The Military Deaths column in the June 29 California section listed an incorrect military branch for the four service members killed in Afghanistan. Thomas Z. Spitzer, David H. Stewart, Brandon J. Garabrant and Adam E. Wolff served in the...
  • Militants declare Islamic state in Iraq, Syria as Tikrit battle rages

    The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...
  • 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,...
  • 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....