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Iraq Airstrikes

France Votes To Extend Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

AP | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved extending French airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Ir...

Aide To ISIS Leader Killed In Airstrike, Reports Iraqi State TV

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Nov 10 (Reuters) - An aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike near the city of Falluja, Iraqi stat...

Islamic State Militants Publicly Kill 6 Iraqi Troops As Airstrikes Continue

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group on Sunday publicly killed six Iraqi soldiers captured in an embattled western province where t...

Australia Authorizes Air Strikes On ISIS In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

SYDNEY, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Australian fighter jets have been authorized to begin striking Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbot...

How ISIS Is Using Us to Get What It Wants

Alastair Crooke | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

Already the western-backed Syrian rebels are howling that they have been discredited by America's attacks in Syria.

Obama To Address UN Amid New Mideast Strikes

AP | JULIE PACE and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations...

UN Chief Welcomes Airstrikes In Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to...

Emily Swanson

Americans Back Airstrikes On ISIS Even Though They Don't Think They'll Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

Americans remain big supporters of airstrikes against the Islamic State militants, even though few think they'll do any good, a new HuffPost/YouGov po...

Obama Insists U.S. Forces 'Do Not And Will Not' Have Combat Mission In Iraq

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State gro...

Rachel Lienesch

Europe Wants U.S. To Do Dirty Work Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

Residents in a number of European countries strongly support the American air strikes that have been launched in Iraq, but are much less supportive of...

Alan Grayson: 'Dick Cheney Never Met A War He Didn't Like'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) weighed in Wednesday on former Vice President Dick Cheney’s remarks that the U.S. needs to do more to counter the Islamic...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul: 'I Still Have Exactly The Same Policy' On ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday denied that he had changed his views about expanding the campaign against Islamic State militants in the Middle Ea...

U.S. Launches New Airstrikes Against ISIS

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents ...

Americans Are Not Totally Sure Which Countries We're Bombing

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

Recent turmoil in the Middle East has left Americans confused as to where exactly the U.S. is conducting airstrikes and drone strikes. A YouGov pol...

Obama Notifies Congress Of Ordering Airstrikes In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq ...

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Cost $560 Million So Far

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the ...

Yazidi Woman Who Fled ISIS Militants Names Her Newborn 'Refugee'

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

In a makeshift refugee camp near Dohuk, Iraq, a woman recently gave birth to a baby girl and named her Hajir, or "Refugee" in Arabic. She wants her da...

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Americans In New Video

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the en...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Lawmakers Liken Islamic State In Iraq To A Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers voiced concern Sunday over the growing threat in Iraq posed by the Islamic State, the militant group seeking to establish...

Kurdish Forces Notch Big Win Over ISIS

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had ...

U.S. Military: Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Militants In N. Iraq

AP | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city...

Airstrikes Target Islamic State After Reports Of Yazidi Massacre

AFP | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

Kurdish forces backed by US warplanes battled Saturday to retake Iraq's largest dam from Islamic State jihadist fighters, whose latest atrocity was a ...

U.S. Forces May Help Evacuate Trapped Yazidis In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

(Recasts to make clear U.S. ground forces might take part in rescue operation, adds background, details on operation, quotes) By Jeff ...

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul: Obama Should Seek Congressional Authorization On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to seek congressional authorization for any prolonged military oper...

Iraq's PM Maliki Warns Of Turmoil If He Is Replaced

AP | By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.13.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacemen...