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November 28, 2020, 4:20 PM

Clashes with cleric's supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq

A firebrand Iraqi cleric's supporters shot dead 5 people in overnight clashes.
November 28, 2020, 4:20 PM
November 27, 2020, 6:18 PM

Two protesters dead as supporters of Iraqi cleric rally

Officials say confrontations between demonstrators and followers of a firebrand cleric have left two protesters dead in southern Iraq, as thousands also took to Baghdad streets in a show of support for the preacher ahead of elections next year
November 27, 2020, 6:18 PM
Demonstrators in Iraq take to street unmasked amid pandemic
November 18, 2020, 12:16 PM

Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq

The new acting defense secretary has announced American troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq that will leave 2,500 troops in each country by mid-January.
November 18, 2020, 12:16 PM
Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq
1 month ago

Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests

Mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept Baghdad and Iraq
1 month ago
Thousands rally in Iraq to mark one year of protests
2 months ago

Iran-backed militias offer truce for US pullout from Iraq

Iraqi militias backed by Iran have agreed to temporarily halt rocket attacks.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

Iraqi police say an improvised explosive device has gone off outside an English-language institute in southern Iraq
2 months ago
Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq
3 months ago

US reducing troop size in Iraq to 3,000

U.S. military reducing troops in Iraq to 3,000 in September, a larger reduction in a faster timeline than had been expected.
3 months ago
US reducing troop size in Iraq to 3,000
3 months ago

French leader in Baghdad, urges Iraqis to guard sovereignty

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with leaders in Baghdad on his first visit to Iraq, emphasizing the need to safeguard the country’s sovereignty
3 months ago
French leader arrives in Iraqi capital on official visit
3 months ago

US to reduce troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200

The U.S. is reducing its troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200.
3 months ago
US to reduce troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200
4 months ago

US says blast hits Iraq convoy, border attack claim false

An explosion has targeted a U.S.-led coalition convoy in Iraq, but caused no injuries
4 months ago
US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast
5 months ago

US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq

Gen. McKenzie met with new Iraqi Prime Minister in Baghdad
5 months ago
US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq
5 months ago

Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child

The Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child
5 months ago
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
7 months ago

Despite US boost, new Iraqi premier faces key challenges

The U.S. says it intends to grant Iraq a 120-day sanctions waiver enabling the country to import gas and electricity from Iran to meet its power needs
7 months ago
7 months ago

Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

Iraq's military says three Katyusha rockets hit near the military sector of the Baghdad airport, causing no casualties
7 months ago
Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport
8 months ago

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month

U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran
8 months ago
US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month
8 months ago

As planned, US-led coalition pulling out of 2nd Iraqi base

The U.S.-led coalition is pulling out of a second base in Iraq this month, in line with a planned drawdown of troops
8 months ago
8 months ago

Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian

The strikes were launched after a rocket attack killed U.S. servicemen.
8 months ago
Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian
8 months ago

US military conducts airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for rocket attack that killed 2 Americans

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes in Iraq on Thursday in retaliation for a recent rocket attack that killed two American service members.
8 months ago
US conducts airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for attack that killed 2 Americans
8 months ago

US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq attack

U.S. officials say three service members were killed, including two Americans, and a dozen were injured when a barrage of rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq
8 months ago
US officials say US troops killed, injured in Iraq attack
9 months ago

2 Americans among 3 service members killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq: Officials

Two American service members and one British service member were killed in a rocket attack on a base in Iraq on Wednesday.
9 months ago
2 Americans among 3 troops killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq: Officials
9 months ago

Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops

Iraqi security officials say a barrage of rockets has hit a base housing U.S.-led coalition troops north of Baghdad
9 months ago
9 months ago

3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base: Pentagon

Three American service members were among the wounded in a new rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq.
9 months ago
3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base: Pentagon
9 months ago

Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going

Iraq's youth protesters are struggling to keep their movement going after one setback after another, now capped by fears over the coronavirus outbreak
9 months ago
Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going
9 months ago

Rocket attack in Iraq kills 2 US soldiers, 1 British service member

The Pentagon disclosed Iranian-backed Shia groups were responsible for the attack.
9 months ago
Rocket attack in Iraq kills 2 US soldiers, 1 British service member
9 months ago

2 Americans killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission identified as Marine Raiders

Two American troops were killed in Iraq on Sunday during an anti-ISIS mission, a deadly reminder of the terror group's ongoing presence there.
9 months ago
2 Americans killed in Iraq during anti-ISIS mission identified as Marine Raiders
9 months ago

2 US service members killed in Iraq

Military officials said the two were with Iraqi security forces on a mission to take out an ISIS stronghold; four other service members were injured.
9 months ago
2 US service members killed in Iraq
9 months ago

US: 2 service members killed by 'enemy forces' in Iraq

The U.S. military says two service members have been killed by “enemy forces” while advising and accompanying Iraqi security forces
9 months ago
9 months ago

UN envoy warns Iraq is being `pushed into the unknown'

The U.N. envoy for Iraq is warning that the country and its people are being “pushed into the unknown” by political indecisiveness and dissent
9 months ago
UN envoy warns Iraq is being `pushed into the unknown'
9 months ago

US adds leader of Iraqi militia to terrorism blacklist

The Trump administration is adding the head of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia to its terrorism blacklist
9 months ago
US adds leader of Iraqi militia to terrorism blacklist
9 months ago

Iraqi officials: 1 protester shot dead in fresh violence

Anti-government demonstrators and security forces clash in central Baghdad.
9 months ago
10 months ago

Iraqis wake up to snow for first time in over a decade

It was a rare moment of respite during which residents took selfies.
10 months ago
Iraqis wake up to snow for first time in over a decade
10 months ago

Iraqi protesters reject PM-designate picked by ruling elites

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in Iraq are voicing their rejection of the new prime-minister designate
10 months ago
10 months ago

Iraq's president issues deadline to choose next PM

Iraq's president has given rival political blocs a deadline to select a prime minister nearly two months after the outgoing premier resigned under pressure from mass demonstrations
10 months ago
10 months ago

3 mortars hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, one injury reported

The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by mortar fire on Sunday, injuring one American official.
10 months ago
3 mortars hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, one injury reported
10 months ago

3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources

This is the first time the compound has been hit directly in years and comes just weeks after pro-Iranian militia members and their supporters assaulted the compound in Iraq.
10 months ago
3 rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, no injuries reported: Sources
10 months ago

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Iraqi officials and activists say security forces have cracked down on anti-government protesters, leaving four dead
10 months ago
Iraq protest tents set ablaze after cleric withdraws support
10 months ago

German military resumes training troops in northern Iraq

The German military has resumed training Iraqi troops in the country's Kurdish north, about three weeks after it was suspended following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad
10 months ago
10 months ago

President Trump minimizes concussion-like injuries in Iraq attack as merely 'headaches'

President Donald Trump brushed aside the concussion-like injuries of U.S. service members as not "very serious," though VA and DOD consider them to be serious.
10 months ago
Trump minimizes concussion-like injuries in Iraq attack as merely 'headaches'
10 months ago

3 rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests grow; no casualties

Two of the rockets reportedly landed in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.
10 months ago
3 rockets fired into Baghdad's Green Zone as protests intensify
10 months ago

Iraqi officials: 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protests

Iraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators
10 months ago
Iraqi officials: At least 13 wounded in violence in Baghdad
10 months ago

Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government

Some security forces were also wounded in fresh clashes in the capital, Baghdad.
10 months ago
1 year ago

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

The base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday.
1 year ago
US troops clear rubble from Iraq base days after Iran strike
1 year ago

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

The attack wounded an Iraqi air force officer and three enlisted men.
1 year ago
1 year ago

US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan

Iraq's caretaker prime minister has asked Washington to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal
1 year ago
Iraqi PM tells US to decide mechanism for troop withdrawal
1 year ago

Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy; no injuries reported

Two explosions were heard in Baghdad's Green Zone late Wednesday.
1 year ago
Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy
1 year ago

Pentagon says no plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, as US and NATO suspend operations against ISIS

The Pentagon has no plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, senior defense officials said on Monday, despite a vote by the Iraqi Parliament to kick out foreign forces.
1 year ago
No plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, Pentagon says
1 year ago

Iraq vote, Hezbollah threat leveled at US troops in Mideast

Order comes in reaction to the U.S. drone attack that killed an Iranian general.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Deadly attack by US on Iranian general rattles energy market

Crude prices are having their biggest one-day spike since a September attack on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia
1 year ago
Oil price jumps on fear of Iranian retaliation against US
1 year ago

Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport

Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's elite Quds Force, was killed late Thursday in a U.S. airstrike that targeted a convoy near the airport in Baghdad.
1 year ago
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport
1 year ago

U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Iran's ayatollah warns that the U.S. should expect harsh retaliation.
1 year ago
U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani