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UN Accuses ISIS Of Mass Executions, Abductions

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

(Adds dropped words "this year" in 3rd paragraph) * Mass executions, abductions by IS deemed war crimes * UN rights chie...

6 Reasons ISIS Airstrikes Aren't The Next Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

As the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria continues, some are worried that the operation carries echoes of the U....

Ground Troops Arrive In Iraq To Assess Plan To Help Save Refugees (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: Aug. 13, 5:52 p.m. -- CNN and CBS report a small group of special forces flew into Mt. Sinjar in black hawk helicopters, and departed after sp...

Why America Is Dropping Bombs To Defend Erbil

New Yorker | Steve Coll | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Obama’s defense of Erbil is effectively the defense of an undeclared Kurdish oil state whose sources of geopolitical appeal—as a long-term, non-Ru...

U.S. Military Formally Shuts Down The War In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

By Missy Ryan and Patrick Markey (Reuters) - The U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday, packing up a military flag at a ceremo...

Iraq Wants The U.S. Out: Prime Minister Insists All Troops Must Leave

Wall Street Journal | SAM DAGHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ruled out the presence of any U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of 2011, saying his new government and the country's se...

Iraq Prepares For U.S. Troop Withdrawal

Independent | Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are few American patrols on the streets of Baghdad and soon there will be none. In just over two weeks, on 30 June, US military forces will with...

Iraqi Interior Minister: Iraqis Ready And Eager To Be Free Of US Control

AJC | Jawad al-Bolani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When America launched "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in 2003, there was an explicit promise made to Iraqis that they would in fact one day be free. Free fr...