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1 month ago

Explosion hits base in Iraq

A deadly explosion struck a military base in Iraq. The U.S. is denying any involvement and Israeli military forces are not commenting.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Explosion hits base in Iraq
2 months ago

‘Black Sunday’ survivors, families reunite 20 years later

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reunites with soldiers who fought in the Sadr City ambush on “This Week.”
2 months ago
VIDEO: ‘Black Sunday’ survivors, families reunite 20 years later
4 months ago

US airstrike in Baghdad kills militia leader behind attacks on American forces

The U.S. carried out an airstrike in Baghdad on Wednesday targeting a leader of an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that was blamed for attacks on U.S. forces
4 months ago
Fighters lift flags of Iraq and paramilitary groups, including al-Nujaba and Kataib Hezbollah, during a funeral in Baghdad for five militants killed a day earlier in a US strike in northern Iraq, Dec. 4, 2023.
4 months ago

US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

The U.S. hit 85 targets after a drone attack killed three U.S. service members.
4 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
4 months ago

US, Iraq to begin talks that could lead to withdrawal of remaining American troops

Some 2,500 U.S. troops remain inside Iraq to counter ISIS, Iran-backed militias.
4 months ago
A member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashed al-Shaabi), a powerful pro-Iranian militia, stands guard at the site where two members of the militia, including a commander, were killed in an alleged US airstrike, Jan. 4, 2024, Bagdad.
4 months ago

US airstrikes continue against Iran-backed militias in Iraq

Iran's foreign minister says the threat of a wider conflict will remain if the U.S. continues to back Israel.
4 months ago
VIDEO: US airstrikes continue against Iran-backed militias in Iraq
4 months ago

US stages retaliatory airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq: Officials

U.S. personnel suffered brain injuries in a ballistic missile attack Sunday.
4 months ago
A member of the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashed al-Shaabi), a powerful pro-Iranian militia, stands guard at the site where two members of the militia, including a commander, were killed in an alleged US airstrike, Jan. 4, 2024, Bagdad.
4 months ago

US launches airstrikes against militias in Iraq

The airstrikes are in retaliation to an attack targeting Al-Assad Airbase by Iranian-backed militia this past weekend.
4 months ago
VIDEO: US launches airstrikes against militias in Iraq
4 months ago

Attack on American Airbase in Iraq

A top White House official says the administration is taking the incident very seriously and several service personnel are being evaluated for brain injuries.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Attack on American Airbase in Iraq
4 months ago

US personnel evaluated for traumatic brain injuries after missile barrage: Officials

A large missile barrage on a U.S. base in Iraq has left some U.S. personnel being evaluated for traumatic brain injuries, officials said.
4 months ago
Iraqi police in Babylon discovered a land attack cruise missile of Iranian design that failed to launch on Jan. 3.
4 months ago

US condemns Iran for missile strikes in Iraq and Syria

U.S. officials condemned the strikes, saying that the "initial indications are that this was a reckless and imprecise set of strikes."
4 months ago
A picture shows a view of a damaged building following a missile strike launched by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the Kurdistan Region's capital of Arbil, on Jan. 16, 2024.
4 months ago

Explosions reported near US Consulate in Iraq

Several explosions were reported near the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, an Iraqi security source told ABC News.
4 months ago
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5 months ago

Mick Mulroy discusses U.S. airstrikes on Iran-affiliated militia in Iraq

ABC News’ Juju Chang spoke with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Mick Mulroy on the airstrikes made by the U.S. Military in Iraq.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Mick Mulroy discusses U.S. airstrikes on Iran-affiliated militia in Iraq
5 months ago

US carries out airstrikes against militants in Iraq following attack on air base

U.S. military forces carried out airstrikes on facilities in Iraq used by Kataib Hezbollah and its affiliates on Christmas night, the Department of Defense said.
5 months ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin holds a press briefing about the U.S. military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC September 1, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
5 months ago

Tensions escalate in the Middle East

ABC News contributor Darrell Blocker breaks down what the U.S.’s retaliatory attacks on Iran-backed forces mean for growing tensions in the region.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Tensions escalate in the Middle East
5 months ago

US launches retaliatory strikes on key targets in Iraq

The White House says President Joe Biden personally ordered strikes on Christmas night that targeted locations tied to the Hezbollah Brigades group.
5 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory strikes on key targets in Iraq
6 months ago

US drone strike on militants in Iraq: Pentagon

The Pentagon says the militants were about to target American forces with a drone attack.
6 months ago
VIDEO: US drone strike on militants in Iraq: Pentagon
6 months ago

'After the Blast' details Bob Woodruff's return to Iraq, 17 years after bomb attack

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff has dreamed of revisiting the country where he nearly lost everything.
6 months ago
Bob Woodruff on a balcony overlooking the Al-Sadiriyah marketplace in Baghdad, Iraq.
6 months ago

A reporter’s emotional journey back to the war zone

Bob Woodruff’s life was changed forever when he was struck by a roadside bomb while covering the 2006 conflict for ABC News.
6 months ago
VIDEO: A reporter’s emotional journey back to the war zone
6 months ago

Bob Woodruff revisits Iraq 18 years after the blast

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff talks about his journey back to Iraq 18 years after he was in a convoy that struck an IED and his path to healing.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Bob Woodruff revisits Iraq 18 years after the blast
7 months ago

US shoots down drone in Iraq after troops targeted again

Attacks on American troops in Middle East continue.
7 months ago
This picture taken on July 8, 2021 shows a view of the Ain al-Assad air base hosting US forces in Iraq.
8 months ago

Videos show litany of fire hazards at Iraqi wedding venue, expert says

Fire expert highlights safety issues that led to deadly Iraq wedding blaze, as government investigation angers often-neglected region of Ninevah
8 months ago
In a screenshot from a livestream of the wedding, the bride and groom begin their slow dance flanked by pyrotechnics, less than a minute before the blaze took hold.
8 months ago

More than 100 dead after fire at wedding in Iraq

Survivors said the fire began about an hour into the event when flares ignited a ceiling decoration as the bride and groom danced.
8 months ago
Survivors said the fire began about an hour into the event when flares ignited a ceiling decoration as the bride and groom danced.
1 year ago

Princeton University graduate student abducted while doing field research in Iraq

Elizabeth Tsurkov, an Israeli-Russian dual citizen and Princeton University graduate student, has been held captive for months by an Iran-linked Shiite militia in Iraq.
1 year ago
Elizabeth Tsurkov is seen here in an undated file photo.
1 year ago

Senate votes to repeal Iraq use of force authorizations

The legislation now goes to the House, where its fate is uncertain.
1 year ago
The legislation now goes to the House, where its fate is uncertain.
1 year ago

The lessons -- and wounds -- 2 lawmakers took from serving in the Middle East

Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Sen. Tammy Duckworth reflect on their military service in Iraq on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion there
1 year ago
Veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth in an interview with Martha Raddatz as we near the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War on “This Week.”
1 year ago

20 years since US invasion of Iraq, veterans in Congress reflect on their service

Martha Raddatz interviews veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas., as we near the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War on “This Week.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: 20 years since US invasion of Iraq, veterans in Congress reflect on their service
1 year ago

20 years later, Iraq War veteran fights for Army to recognize PTSD claim

"It really bothers me that they threw me away that way," he told ABC News.
1 year ago
Ben Hayhurst shortly after being shot in Iraq on April 4th, 2004.
1 year ago

20 years later, Iraq War vet fights for Army to change 'wrongful discharge'

"It really bothers me that they threw me away that way," he told ABC News.
1 year ago
"It really bothers me that they threw me away that way," he told ABC News.
1 year ago

Iraq War 20 years later: Veterans reflect on deployments

Veterans reflect on their Iraq War deployments 20 years later.
1 year ago
Iraq War veterans Israel Del Toro, Stephanie Johnson and Bree Fram reflect on their deployments 20 years after the war began.
1 year ago

Gen. David Petraeus weighs in on Iraq War, 20 years later

Byron Pitts spoke with retired four-star General David Petraeus about the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
1 year ago
U.S. commander in Iraq General David Petraeus speaks during a meeting with tribal members of the awakening council, Dec. 13, 2007 in Baghdad.
1 year ago

Iraq 20 years later: Petraeus weighs in

Byron Pitts speaks with retired four-star General David Petraeus about the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Iraq 20 years later: Petraeus weighs in
1 year ago

Iraq 20 years later: 3 vets reflect on the war they fought

Twenty years after they were first deployed to Iraq, three Marines speak candidly about their experiences and the lasting toll of the war.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Iraq 20 years later: 3 vets reflect on the war they fought
1 year ago

Soldiers look back 20 years after start of Iraq War

ABC News' Stephanie Ramos looks back on her time serving in Iraq, joining a group of service members reflecting on their experience and sacrifices during the Iraq War 20 years after the U.S. invasion.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Veterans look back 20 years after start of Iraq War
1 year ago

Photojournalist looks back on capturing 'toll of the war on both sides' in Iraq

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario about her experience covering the Iraq War 20 years after the U.S. invasion.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Photojournalist looks back on capturing 'toll of the war on both sides' in Iraq
2 years ago

American aid worker killed in Baghdad in rare attack

An American aid worker was gunned down in Baghdad on Monday, officials said.
2 years ago
Iraqi security forces stand guard outside a morgue of Sheik Zayed hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, where the body of a U.S. citizen who was killed is being held, on Nov. 7, 2022.
2 years ago

US 'assessing damage' after Iraq rocket attack

The U.S. Embassy and other parts of the Green Zone in Baghdad were attacked by "terrorist groups" Thursday.
2 years ago
The U.S. Embassy is seen from across the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 3, 2020.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Assassination attempt of Iraqi prime minister
3 years 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.
3 years ago
U.S. Army soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division carry a wounded Iraqi prisoner of war to the battalion aid station on a captured airfield in southern Iraq, March 24, 2003.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq
3 years 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.
3 years ago
President Joe Biden said the U.S. is "not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission" in Iraq.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, left, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, July 26, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
An aerial photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq. , March 3, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
People look on at Ibn Khatib hospital after a fire caused by an oxygen tank explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, April 25, 2021.
3 years ago

Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital

At least 82 patients have been killed in a catastrophic fire at a hospital in Baghdad.
3 years ago
At least 82 patients have been killed in a catastrophic fire at a hospital in Baghdad.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Malak must have regular checkups but Iraq’s healthcare system has been decimated by the war.
3 years ago

'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Iraq 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.
3 years ago
The U.S. Embassy is seen from across the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks with ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, March 5, 2021.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq