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U.S. Eyes Larger Military Action Against ISIS

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extrem...

U.S. May Speed Up Aid To Iraq Despite Billions Already Spent

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

By Arshad Mohammed and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United States may accelerate U.S. economic and military aid to Ir...

U.S., Kurds Free Thousands Of Trapped Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

U.S. Defense officials announced Wednesday that U.S. and Kurdish operations in Iraq had "broken the siege on Mount Sinjar" in Iraq, making it possible...

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

AP | By VIVIAN SALAMA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

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

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...

Iraqi, Kurdish Officials Welcome U.S. Airdrops

AP | BRAM JANSSEN and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of displaced Iraqis fled their camp in the face of advancing fighters of the Islamic State group, deepening the h...

U.S. Flies Armed Drones Over Iraq

Posted 06.27.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to protect U.S. civilians and military forces in the Iraqi capital, a Pentag...

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...

Growing Shiite-Sunni Divide In Post-U.S. Iraq

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Now that U.S. forces are gone, Iraq's ruling Shiites are moving quickly to keep the two Muslim sects separate – and unequal. Sunnis ...

The Harrowing Images Of The War In Iraq

AP | HADI MIZBAN and KARIM KADIM and KHALID MOHAMMED | Posted 02.02.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Burned bodies hanging from a bridge. A boy buried under rubble from a bombing. A father gunned down in front of his 7-year-old daughte...

3 Iraqi Refugees Fleeing Violence Languish In A Federal Lockup

Global Post | Todd Bensman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PEARSALL, Texas -- One fled the Iraqi city of Irbil when militant Islamists threatened his life for befriending local Christians. Another bolted from ...

Full US Withdrawal Demanded By Iraqi Cleric

CNN | Yousif Bassil and Jomana Karadsheh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The ongoing presence of U.S. troops in Iraq "shows that the (Iraqi) government and the occupation are not serious about the wit...