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July 27, 2021, 12:06 PM

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.
July 27, 2021, 12:06 PM
Biden: US will conclude combat mission in Iraq
July 27, 2021, 1:22 AM

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.
July 27, 2021, 1:22 AM
Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq
July 26, 2021, 8:36 PM

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.
July 26, 2021, 8:36 PM
US concludes combat mission in Iraq
July 26, 2021, 8:31 PM

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.
July 26, 2021, 8:31 PM
US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister
July 13, 2021, 4:51 PM

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
July 13, 2021, 4:51 PM
Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward
July 8, 2021, 2:54 PM

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.
July 8, 2021, 2:54 PM
2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base
July 8, 2021, 11:18 AM

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
July 8, 2021, 11:18 AM
July 6, 2021, 9:50 PM

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
July 6, 2021, 9:50 PM
1 month 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
1 month ago
1 month 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
1 month ago
1 month ago

House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

The House votes to repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization.
1 month ago
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 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
2 months ago
2 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
2 months ago
2 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.
2 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq
3 months ago

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

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

Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital

At least 82 patients have been killed in a catastrophic fire at a hospital in Baghdad.
3 months ago
Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital
4 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.
4 months ago
In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability
4 months ago

A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias

Iran-aligned Shiite militias are posing an increasing challenge for Iraq.
4 months ago
A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias
4 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
4 months ago
5 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.
5 months ago
'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Iraq angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Rockets hit airbase in Iraq housing US troops
5 months 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
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq
5 months ago

Iraqi officials: Rockets strike north air base, one injured

Base where an American defense company services combat aircraft was attacked.
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1
5 months ago

Rocket attack on coalition base in Iraq kills contractor, injures US service member

A rocket attack targeting the American-led military coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil killed a civilian contractor and wounded nine others on Monday night.
5 months ago
Rocket attack on coalition base in Iraq kills contractor, injures US service member
7 months ago

1 policeman killed, dozens injured in southern Iraq clashes

The violence that began over the arrest of activists in the province.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Iraq’s judiciary says it has issued an arrest warrant for outgoing President Donald Trump in connection with the killing of an Iranian general and a powerful Iraqi militia leader last year
7 months ago
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing
7 months ago

Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

Iraq says mine was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Iraqi army: 8 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

Unrest is feared as the anniversary of the slaying of an Iranian general nears.
7 months ago
8 months ago

Clashes with cleric's supporters kill 5 in southern Iraq

A firebrand Iraqi cleric's supporters shot dead 5 people in overnight clashes.
8 months ago
8 months ago

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
8 months ago
Demonstrators in Iraq take to street unmasked amid pandemic
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Pentagon announces troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq
9 months ago

Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests

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

Iran-backed militias offer truce for US pullout from Iraq

Iraqi militias backed by Iran have agreed to temporarily halt rocket attacks.
10 months ago
10 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
10 months ago
Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US reducing troop size in Iraq to 3,000
1 year 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
1 year ago
French leader arrives in Iraqi capital on official visit
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US to reduce troop level in Iraq to 3,500 from 5,200
1 year 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
1 year ago
US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast
1 year ago

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

Gen. McKenzie met with new Iraqi Prime Minister in Baghdad
1 year ago
US General confident Iraqis will ask American troops to remain in Iraq
1 year 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
1 year ago
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport
1 year 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
1 year ago
US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month