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January 21, 2022, 8:20 PM

IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

Members of the Islamic State group have launched two sophisticated, deadly attacks in Syria and Iraq, including an attempt to break into a prison where suspected extremists are being held by U.S.-backed fighters
January 21, 2022, 8:20 PM
IS gunmen in Iraq kill 11 soldiers in brazen barracks attack
January 13, 2022, 8:49 PM

Rocket hits Green Zone, US Embassy in Iraq: 'We're still assessing the damage'

The U.S. Embassy and other parts of the Green Zone in Baghdad were attacked by "terrorist groups" Thursday.
January 13, 2022, 8:49 PM
US 'assessing damage' after Iraq rocket attack
January 13, 2022, 6:53 PM

Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

Iraqi security officials say at least four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone
January 13, 2022, 6:53 PM
Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad
January 9, 2022, 5:27 PM

Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session marked by disarray

Iraq’s new parliament has reelected its speaker for a second term, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions
January 9, 2022, 5:27 PM
Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session 3 months after vote
January 5, 2022, 8:11 PM

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack

The rocket struck an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. troops.
January 5, 2022, 8:11 PM
Katyusha rocket hits military base at Baghdad airport
January 3, 2022, 3:33 PM

Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport

An official with the international coalition in Iraq says two armed drones have been shot down at the Baghdad airport
January 3, 2022, 3:33 PM
Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport
1 month ago

Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone

Iraq's military says two rockets have struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, home to the U.S. embassy
1 month ago
Iraq military: 2 rockets strike inside Green Zone
1 month ago

Iraq, US conclude talks, formally ending combat mission

Iraq’s national security advisor has tweeted that the last round of technical talks with the U.S.-led coalition has ended, signaling a new phase in U.S. involvement in the fight against the extremist Islamic State group
1 month ago
Iraq, U.S.-led coalition conclude talks, signaling new phase
1 month ago

Motorcycle bombing in southern Iraqi city of Basra kills 4

An explosion has rocked the center of Iraq’s southern city of Basra, killing at least four people and wounding four others
1 month ago
Motorcycle explosion in southern Iraqi city kills at least 2
2 months ago

In Iraq, family mourns daughter who drowned crossing to UK

At least 27 people died in an ill-fated voyage with dreams of reaching the UK.
2 months ago
2 months ago

IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded

The official state news agency of Iraq's Kurdish-run region says a roadside bomb attack by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed five Kurdish forces and wounded four others
2 months ago
IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga dead, 4 wounded
2 months ago

Tension rises in Iraq after failed bid to assassinate PM

Troops and patrols have deployed around Baghdad following the failed assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted Iraq’s prime minister in his residence
2 months ago
Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt, ramping up tensions
2 months ago

Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister

Mustafa al-Kadhimi was reportedly targeted by a drone directed to his residence. The government said the prime minister was not harmed in the attempt.
2 months ago
Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister
2 months ago

Iraqi prime minister survives assassination bid with drones

A drone tried to hit his home in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area.
2 months ago
3 months ago

In Iraq, election fraud claims fuel uncertainty, divisions

Pro-Iran Shiite militias that emerged as the biggest losers in Iraq's parliamentary elections three weeks ago are still rejecting the outcome of the vote
3 months ago
In Iraq, election fraud claims fuel uncertainty, divisions
3 months ago

Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group

Iraq says it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al-Qaida operative in a cross-border operation
3 months ago
Iraq says it has arrested top leader in Islamic State group
3 months ago

Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy

Iraqis have voted in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led uprising against corruption and mismanagement
3 months ago
3 months ago

Army general who commanded in Iraq dies of cancer at age 67

Raymond T. Odierno led U.S., coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Drones target northern Iraqi airport after 2 month lull

U.S.-led coalition troops are stationed at the airport; no reports of casualties
4 months ago
6 months ago

Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations

In a historic bipartisan move, a Senate panel has voted to scrap both Iraq war authorizations.
6 months ago
Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations
6 months ago

Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq

During a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
6 months ago
Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq
6 months ago

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

The pair are set to announce the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.
6 months ago
Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq
6 months ago

US concludes combat mission in Iraq

President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
6 months ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq
6 months ago

US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister

President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
6 months ago
US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister
6 months ago

Death toll rises to 92 in blaze at coronavirus ward in Iraq

The death toll from a fire at hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq has climbed to 92
6 months ago
Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward
6 months ago

2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base

A Pentagon spokesperson has confirmed that two U.S. military service members were injured in a rocket attack on al-Asad air base in western Iraq earlier Wednesday.
6 months ago
2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base
6 months ago

Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone, near US embassy

Iraqi security forces say rockets have landed in and around the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses the U.S. Embassy, causing material damage
6 months ago
7 months ago

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

An Iran-backed Iraqi militia leader vows to retaliate for the deaths of four men
7 months ago
7 months ago

Power outages hit Iraq amid scorching temperatures

A widespread power outage is hitting Iraq as temperatures reach scorching levels, affecting even affluent areas in the capital of Baghdad and stirring concerns of widespread unrest
7 months ago
7 months ago

Thousands march in large show of Iraqi paramilitary force

Thousands of members of Iraq’s mostly Shiite militias known as Popular Mobilization Forces have marched in a parade in the largest show of strength since the founding of the controversial paramilitary group
7 months ago
7 months ago

House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

The House votes to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization.
7 months ago
7 months ago

House poised to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq
7 months ago
7 months ago

Iraqi militia commander, whose arrest stoked tensions, freed

An Iraqi militia commander whose arrest last month sparked a standoff between the government and paramilitary groups has been freed after a judge ordered his release
7 months ago
8 months ago

Single rocket hits near Iraqi air base hosting U.S. troops

A U.S.-led coalition spokesman says a single rocket has struck near a military base hosting U.S. troops in western Iraq but caused no casualties
8 months ago
8 months ago

US commander says more work needed to counter small drones

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East says the U.S. is behind the curve.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Protests erupt in Iraqi city after killing of activist

Protesters in Iraq set fire to trailers belonging to Iran’s consulate in Karbala
8 months ago
9 months ago

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shiite cleric’s public endorsement of vaccinations — and images of him getting the shot — to turn Iraq's faltering vaccine rollout around
9 months ago
9 months ago

Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq

A catastrophic fire in a hospital in Iraq has killed dozens of patients who were being treated there.
9 months ago
Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq
9 months ago

Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80

Iraq's PM fires key hospital officials after a deadly blaze.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital

At least 82 patients have been killed in a catastrophic fire at a hospital in Baghdad.
9 months ago
Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital
9 months ago

In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability

The Moussa family was once taken captive by the caliphate. Two sisters in Mosul injured when they were used as human shields are still recovering.
9 months ago
In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability
10 months ago

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

Iran-aligned Shiite militias are posing an increasing challenge for Iraq.
10 months ago
A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias
10 months ago

US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence

The Biden administration is set it to resume strategic talks with Iraqi officials next month on bilateral relations and the withdrawal of remaining U.S. combat forces in the country
10 months ago
10 months ago

'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Baghdad angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off

Amid rocket attacks, U.S. diplomats in Baghdad have been hit with pay cut, and may require be forced to pay some money back for personal time off.
10 months ago
'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Iraq angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off
1 year ago

Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told ABC's "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz the U.S. is still assessing who was behind the Iraq rocket attack and how to respond.
1 year ago
Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack
1 year ago

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

Military officials said at least 10 rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq on Wednesday. President Joe Biden said he’s weighing who is responsible for the attack.
1 year ago
Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops
1 year ago

US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops

Military officials say at least 10 rockets have slammed into a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq
1 year ago
1 year ago

Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq

Ian Pannell reports from Mosul, Iraq, with the latest on the rockets targeted at an Iraqi base hosting American troops.
1 year ago
Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq
1 year ago

Iraqi officials: Rockets strike north air base, one injured

Base where an American defense company services combat aircraft was attacked.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1

One person died and at least eight others were injured in a missile attack at an airport in northern Iraq.
1 year ago
Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1