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Iraq Conflict

Iraqi Kurds Face Off With Islamic State Militants Across Bridge

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

MANTIQA, Iraq (AP) — Behind the wall of sandbags at the end of a narrow bridge in northern Iraq, a man in a black ski mask paces back and forth, bra...

Iraqi PM Says Foreign Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for i...

ISIS Releases Video Threatening To Attack U.S. Troops In Iraq

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Oba...

On The First Day Of School, Iraqi Classrooms Are Filled With Families Fleeing ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

Yazidi families who fled the Islamic State's offensive last month have sought refuge in the relative safety of Iraq's Kurdish region. But with few cam...

New UN Human Rights Chief Warns Of A 'House Of Blood' In Iraq And Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers to protect women and minorities tar...

Bombings Hit Iraqi Shiite Districts, Scores Dead

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks across Iraq on Friday killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni tribal chief, while a mass g...

Iraqi Forces Break Militant Siege Of Shiite Town

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the nort...

U.S. Airstrikes Hit Iraqi City Under Siege From ISIS

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, whi...

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Try To Break ISIS Siege Of Shiite Town

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push t...

Officials: Shiite Militia Attack Sunni Mosque In Iraq, Dozens Killed

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The death toll from a shooting attack by Shi'ite militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morg...

Iraqi Turkmens Appeal For Help To Thousands Besieged By Islamic State

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the inte...

Kurdish Military: Peshmerga Forces Are Now In Full Control Of Mosul Dam

AP | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the Kurdish military says its peshmerga forces are now in full control of the Mosul Dam and its vicinity, successfull...

Peaceful Pope Authorizes Use Of Force In Iraq

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq...

Obama Informs Congress Of Authorization Of Targeted Strikes In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress notifying members of his authorization of targeted airstrikes in Iraq, saying the strikes ...

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 ...

Iraq's Third Largest Ethnic Group Is Also On The Run From The Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

(Repeats story unchanged) * Charities support displaced in absence of functioning government * Hundreds of thousands up...

Officials: Islamic State 'Massacres' 80 Yazidis In North Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a village in the country's north, ...

UN Security Council Blacklists Islamist Militants In Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and ...

Iraq's New Prime Minister Urges The Country To Unite

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-...

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...

If You're Blaming The Iraq Crisis On Obama's Troop Withdrawal, Answer These 4 Questions

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Soon after authorizing targeted airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq on Thursday, President Barack Obama faced a barrage of criticism from law...

Iraqi Helicopter Crashes During Aid Mission To Yazidis

HuffPost/AP | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

An Iraqi helicopter crashed while delivering aid to Yazidi communities trapped on the Sinjar mountains on Tuesday, killing the pilot and wounding othe...

Iraq's Maliki Grows More Isolated As He Clings To Power

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — His days in power in Iraq appear increasingly numbered. World leaders, including his biggest ally, Iran, hail the nomination of the m...

U.S. Sending Arms To Kurds In Iraq, Officials Say

AP | JULIE PACE and NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" Monday amid a political and security cri...