Iraqi Security Forces News
US Defense Secretary Arrives in Iraq to Assess Mosul Fight
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made an unannounced visit Sunday to an Iraqi air base where several hundred U.S. troops are helping Iraqi forces stage for their offensive to recapture the nearby city of Mosul from the Islamic State group
Iraq Sends Reinforcements to Eastern Mosul After IS Attack
An Iraqi commander says reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city
200 More American Toops Headed to Syria
Two hundred additional American special operations troops are headed to Syria to help Syrian Kurdish and Arabic forces fighting ISIS , Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday at a security conference in Bahrain . The troop increase will bring the total number of U.S. troops in Syria to 500.
Spain to Send More Soldiers to Help Iraq Forces Combat IS
Spain says it plans to send an additional 150 soldiers and police to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces combatting the Islamic State group
Iraqi Officials: Separate Bombings Kill 10 People in Baghdad
Iraqi officials say separate bombings in the capital, Baghdad, have killed 10 people and wounded another 22
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Iraq Prepares for New Fight Against Post-Mosul IS
With the Islamic State group's "caliphate" seemingly nearing its downfall in Iraq, the country's intelligence and counterterror agencies are preparing for a different fight against the militants
US Official: 50,000 ISIS Militants Killed to Date
A senior U.S. military official for the first time says the U.S.-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria
A Lethal Mistake Leads to a Harrowing Ambush in Iraq's Mosul
After advancing too far, too fast, Iraqi troops in an abandoned hospital in Mosul were surrounded by hundreds of Islamic State fighters.
UN Scrambling for Land to Shelter Displaced Outside Mosul
The U.N.'s top humanitarian official for Iraq said finding enough land to shelter those displaced by the fighting to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group is just the latest challenge