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Iraq holding more than 19,000 because of IS, militant ties
An AP analysis shows that Iraq has detained or imprisoned more than 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses.
Iran-backed Houthis fire another missile at Saudi Arabia, officials say
Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels have fired another ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government said Tuesday. The missile was successfully intercepted Tuesday by Saudi air defenses south of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.
Why the Battle for Mosul Is So Important
Iraq's announcement of the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS is a pivotal moment in defeating ISIS, which has made the city its de facto capital in Iraq since seizing it in mid-2014. The Iraqi offensive on Mosul is the culmination of a two-year Iraqi military campaign to remove the
VP Debate Fact-Check: How Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Stack Up
Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine tonight met for the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, where they worked to defend the records of their running mates -– Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton . The debate, which was moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News and took
Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Speech
Donald Trump discussed foreign policy in a speech in Youngstown, Ohio today. ABC News fact-checked several of his claims that touched on his policy proposals, his position on the Iraq War and President Obama's counterterrorism track record. On Troop Withdrawal Claim : President Obama set the terms
Iraqi Parliament Approves Partial Cabinet Change Amid 'Million Man March'
Thousands of Iraqis traveled to Baghdad Tuesday to voice their opposition to government leaders, rallying for an end to political corruption. The "million-man march" was called for by influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ahead of a scheduled parliament session to vote on a new government. Many
Fear the Flood: Americans to Prepare for Possible Iraq Dam Collapse
Amid fears the “most dangerous dam in the world” could collapse unexpectedly, the U.S. government is urging Americans in Iraq to have a plan in place to escape the deluge that could drown Mosul and reach all the way to Baghdad . The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a “ security message ” Monday
Democratic Presidential Candidates Engage in War of Words Over Fighting ISIS
In a debate that began with a moment of silence for the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 129 people, the three Democratic candidates for president sought to lay out their plans for confronting ISIS . “I think that we have to look at ISIS as the leading
Iraqi Leader Admits Atrocities in ISIS Fight, Promises Justice
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed Tuesday that atrocities have been committed by government forces battling ISIS , but in a White House meeting with President Obama he also insisted the incidents were not widespread. "I have to admit that there are some violations -- human rights