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Iraq Militants

Hagel: U.S. Ground Troops Could Be Needed In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send...

ISIS Militants Target Baghdad Amid Wave Of Attacks In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killin...

Yazidi Survivors Say Militants Buried Victims Alive

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk DAYRABUN, Iraq, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future ...

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 Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused the...

Iraq's Troubles Grow As Maliki Digs In

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

* Maliki's special forces deploy in Baghdad after defiant speech * Shi'ite militias step up patrols * France echoes U.S...

Obama Authorizes Airstrikes In Iraq Against Islamic Militants

AP | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama authorizes targeted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic militants, along with airdrops ....

Officials: Car Bomb In Baghdad Shopping Area Kills At Least 27

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say car bomb in a Baghdad shopping area has killed 27 people....

Attack On Prisoner Convoy Kills 60

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. They said ...

Islamic State Militants Round Up Potential Rivals

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq, July 8 (Reuters) - One night last week, Islamic State militants in an SUV with tinted windows pulled up at the home of a forme...

Iraqi Forces Clash With Militants In Northern City

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit o...

Laura Goldman

Shimon Peres Says ISIS Should Unite Arabs And Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Goldman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The threat posed by a network of Sunni extremists sweeping through Iraq and Syria is changing the political calculus in the Middle East,...

Iraq Militants Strike Air Base, Seize Oilfields

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

* Mortars hit "Camp Anaconda" * 40 U.S. special operations personnel in Iraq * Government troops battle fighters for con...

Officials: Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Outdoor Market South Of Baghdad

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bomber has targeted an outdoor market south of Baghdad, killing 13....

Iraqi Chickens Come Home to Roost

Shan Wells | Posted 08.25.2014 | Denver
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Militants Attack Iraqi Air Base, Overrun Oil Site

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, June 25 (Reuters) - Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small ...

U.S. Forces Begin Arriving In Baghdad To Assess Iraqi Troops

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and ...

Insurgents In Iraq Make Major Gain

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, June 23 (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and susta...

Obama: Threat From Militants Could Grow

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the...

The Conflicts In Iraq And Syria Are Merging

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Ba...

Top Shiite Cleric Calls For New Government In Iraq

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing th...

Iraqi Militants Destroy Philosopher's Tomb

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

MOSUL, Iraq, June 20 (Reuters) - Militant Sunni Islamists who seized swathes of northern Iraq last week have destroyed symbols of Iraq's heritage ...

Militants Claim Possession Of Oil Refinery, But Iraq Says Gov't Still Holds Facility

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — With the country in turmoil, rivals of Iraq's Shiite prime minister are mounting a campaign to force him out of office, with some ang...

Iraq Calls On U.S. To Launch Air Strikes Against Militants

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

By Ghazwan Hassan and Phil Stewart BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - Iraq has asked the United States for air support in counte...

CIA Facing Gaps In Iraq As It Hunts For Militants

AP | JULIE PACE and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take...