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US expected to reduce troops in Iraq by a third to about 3,500, official says
The United States is expected to reduce its troops presence in Iraq by about a third in the coming months, a U.S. official said on Friday, a move that had...
NATO is willing to expand its training mission in Iraq to meet Trump’s demand
NATO is considering an increase to its training mission in Iraq to relieve the burden on the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, senior officials and diplomats said on Tuesday
Iraq is considering deeper military ties with Russia amid strained relations with the US
Iraq's Defense Ministry says it has discussed the possibilities for deepening military cooperation with Russia, as ties between Baghdad and Washington fray following a U.S. air strike that killed a...
Iraq has resumed operations with the US-led coalition against ISIS
Iraq's military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and...
US to Iraq: We need to discuss the ‘entire strategic framework’ of our relationship
The United States hopes to discuss the entire strategic framework of its relationship with Iraq soon, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, as the fate of a U.S. military mission...
‘No, No America’— Iraq protesters demand US military pullout
"We want them all out - America, Israel, and the corrupt politicians in government."
US forces in Iraq are facing more attacks from Shiite militias than ISIS, commander says
'In the time that I have been in Iraq, we've taken a couple of casualties from ISIS fighting on the ground, but most of the attacks have come from those...
Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded as anti-government unrest resumes
Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical and security sources said, as...
US to Iraq: No, we won’t be withdrawing our troops anytime soon
Washington rebuffed an Iraqi request on Friday to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions following the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad
Why neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama tried to kill Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani
On Thursday evening, the Pentagon confirmed that at the direction of President Donald Trump, U.S. forces killed Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in an air strike near Baghdad's airport, the most...
Pompeo says Suleimani’s killing makes the world a ‘safer place’ as the State Department tells Americans to flee Iraq
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday declared the world "a much safer place" following the death of top Iranian general Qassim Suleimani — just as the State Department urged...
Iran vows to avenge the US killing of top commander Qasem Soleimani
Iran threatened to retaliate after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassim Suleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in...
The Baghdad embassy attack marked the first emergency deployment of the Army’s new response force
Early Wednesday morning, Army paratroopers were ordered to the Middle East on short notice in response to efforts by Iran-backed militia members to breach the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The...
Photos reveal extensive damage to the US Embassy in Baghdad
New photos captured by the Associated Press reveal the extent of the damage caused to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad during the New Year's Eve assault by Iran-backed militia fighters
More US troops prepare to deploy to Iraq as top general warns anyone who attacks embassy will ‘run into a buzz saw’
"We've alerted other forces," said Gen. Mark Milley chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "They haven't yet been decided to deploy. But there's a variety of forces that are...
Videos show Iraqi protesters storming the US embassy in Baghdad
Thousands of Iraqi protestors stormed the front gates of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in one of the most violent incursions into the compound in recent years
Protesters attempt to storm US embassy in Baghdad over US air strikes
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff were evacuated from their embassy in Baghdad for their safety on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said, as thousands of protesters and militia fighters...
Iraq condemns US air strikes as unacceptable and dangerous
The U.S. military carried out air strikes on Sunday against the Kataib Hezbollah militia in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an...
Iraqi military base housing US forces attacked with rockets
Several rockets were launched on Friday into Iraq's K1 military base, which houses U.S. and Iraqi forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said in a statement
SecDef Esper to Iraq: Get it together and help halt future attacks on bases housing US forces
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called...
Iran may have been behind attack on Iraq’s Balad Air Base, State Department says
"We're waiting for full evidence, but if past is prologue then there's a good chance that Iran was behind it"
Rockets hit base hosting US forces in western Iraq
Five rockets landed on Tuesday on Ain al-Asad airbase, which hosts U.S. forces in Anbar province in western Iraq, an Iraqi military statement said
Iraqi military says rockets landed near base hosting US forces, no casualties
A security source said the rockets landed near the Qayyara military base.
US troops withdrawing to Iraq from Syria can’t redeploy there and have to leave in 4 weeks, Baghdad says
The 1,000 US troops leaving Syria will be allowed to stay in Iraq for at most four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said Wednesday, in an embarrassing rebuff to President Donald...
Iran-backed militias deployed snipers across Baghdad during Iraq’s deadly anti-government protests, officials say
Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during Iraq's deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters