Iraq
Follow the latest Iraq news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
January 19, 2020, 8:08 PM

Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government

Some security forces were also wounded in fresh clashes in the capital, Baghdad.
January 19, 2020, 8:08 PM
January 13, 2020, 9:29 PM

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

The base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday.
January 13, 2020, 9:29 PM
US troops clear rubble from Iraq base days after Iran strike
January 13, 2020, 3:30 AM

4 Iraqi servicemen wounded by rocket attack on air base

The attack wounded an Iraqi air force officer and three enlisted men.
January 13, 2020, 3:30 AM
January 10, 2020, 3:59 PM

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
January 10, 2020, 3:59 PM
Iraqi PM tells US to decide mechanism for troop withdrawal
January 8, 2020, 11:04 PM

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

Two explosions were heard in Baghdad's Green Zone late Wednesday.
January 8, 2020, 11:04 PM
Rockets land in Baghdad's Green Zone near US Embassy
January 7, 2020, 12:05 PM

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.
January 7, 2020, 12:05 PM
No plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq, Pentagon says
January 5, 2020, 11:04 PM

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.
January 5, 2020, 11:04 PM
January 3, 2020, 6:18 PM

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
January 3, 2020, 6:18 PM
Oil price jumps on fear of Iranian retaliation against US
January 3, 2020, 2:06 PM

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.
January 3, 2020, 2:06 PM
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in US airstrike near Baghdad airport
January 3, 2020, 10:36 AM

U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Iran's ayatollah warns that the U.S. should expect harsh retaliation.
January 3, 2020, 10:36 AM
U.S. airstrike kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani
January 3, 2020, 5:12 AM

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

Nearly 900 additional U.S troops have been sent to the Middle East, and the Pentagon warned Iran may be orchestrating more attacks on U.S. interests in the region.
January 3, 2020, 5:12 AM
Leader of Iran's elite Quds Force killed in airstrike near Baghdad airport
January 2, 2020, 8:55 PM

Pentagon leadership confident in security of US Embassy in Baghdad, undecided about additional troop deployments

America's top military officer expressed high confidence in the security of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday, just days after protesters breach compound.
January 2, 2020, 8:55 PM
Pentagon confident US Embassy in Baghdad is secure
January 2, 2020, 6:46 PM

Tensions rise after militia siege on American embassy

Hundreds of U.S. troops have arrived in the Middle East after two days of chaos at the embassy, which was surrounded Tuesday by an angry crowd of Iranian-backed militia members.
January 2, 2020, 6:46 PM
Tensions rise after militia siege on American embassy
January 2, 2020, 5:06 AM

High alert at the US Embassy in Baghdad

After protesters launched a dramatic attempt to storm the compound, the Defense Department announced they will be deploying additional U.S. troops to Iraq immediately.
January 2, 2020, 5:06 AM
High alert at the US Embassy in Baghdad
January 1, 2020, 7:32 PM

Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area

Protesters who attempted to storm the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday have dispersed. The embassy closed all public consulate operations.
January 1, 2020, 7:32 PM
Protesters outside Baghdad embassy disperse, US citizens still warned to avoid area
January 1, 2020, 11:14 AM

ANALYSIS: Why the US embassy in Baghdad was assaulted on New Year's Eve

Orchestrated by pro-Iranian militias, these protests are about domestic politics in Iraq and a country torn between two allies competing for influence.
January 1, 2020, 11:14 AM
Why the US embassy in Baghdad was assaulted on New Year's Eve: ANALYSIS
January 1, 2020, 9:09 AM

US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq

Protesters remain outside the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad.
January 1, 2020, 9:09 AM
US troops fire tear gas at pro-Iran protesters in Iraq
January 1, 2020, 5:05 AM

Protesters attack US Embassy in Baghdad after airstrikes

Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters have broken into the US Embassy.
January 1, 2020, 5:05 AM
Iraqi mourners try to storm US Embassy after airstrikes
January 1, 2020, 2:17 AM

Shiite militia, crowds storm US Embassy walls in Baghdad

On Twitter, President Trump blamed Iran for “orchestrating” the embassy attack and the Pentagon considers sending troops to the Middle East, U.S. officials told ABC News.
January 1, 2020, 2:17 AM
Shiite militia, crowds storm US Embassy walls in Baghdad
January 1, 2020, 1:11 AM

Pentagon expects to deploy troops to Mideast after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes

Marines were sent to bolster security after Iraqi protesters assaulted the U.S. embassy and about 750 soldiers were authorized to deploy to the Middle East "immediately."
January 1, 2020, 1:11 AM
Pentagon expects to deploy more troops after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy
December 31, 2019, 12:57 PM

Protesters march on US embassy in Baghdad

Hundreds of protesters reached the heavily fortified area, climbed walls and draped flags coming from funerals held for those killed in U.S. airstrikes on Iranian backed militia.
December 31, 2019, 12:57 PM
Protesters march on US embassy in Baghdad
December 30, 2019, 11:56 PM

Video shows aftermath of US strike on Iran-backed group in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate

Aerial footage released by the Pentagon showed the aftermath of at least one of the American strikes on an Iranian-backed group operating in Iraq.
December 30, 2019, 11:56 PM
Video shows aftermath of US strike in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate
December 30, 2019, 7:20 PM

Iran-backed Iraqi militia vows revenge to US strikes

The strikes took place in Iraq and Syria.
December 30, 2019, 7:20 PM
US strikes on Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria killed 25
December 30, 2019, 8:14 AM

US strikes hit Iraqi militia blamed in contractor's death

Strikes targeted militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor
December 30, 2019, 8:14 AM
December 29, 2019, 8:17 AM

Iraqi artists pay tribute to dead protesters with sculptures

An Iraqi artist is paying tribute to killed anti-government protesters with sculptures made by young Iraqis he has trained for free
December 29, 2019, 8:17 AM
December 28, 2019, 11:02 PM

Iraqi group says 490 protesters killed since October

Anti-government protests have gripped the country since Oct. 1.
December 28, 2019, 11:02 PM
1 month ago

Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together

There are the anti-government protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, demonstrating for a better future for Iraq
1 month ago
1 month ago

Iraqi protesters lynch teenager, string up his corpse

An angry crowd of protesters killed a teenager and strung up his corpse in the streets of Iraq's capital on Thursday.
1 month ago
Iraqi protesters lynch teenager, string up his corpse
1 month ago

Iraqi officials raise toll to 25 killed in Baghdad bloodshed

Iraqi officials have raised the death toll to 25 protesters and policeman killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city
1 month ago
2 months ago

Iraqi PM formally submits resignation amid more violence

Iraqi officials say 2 protesters were shot dead and at least 26 others wounded.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Violent protests escalate in Iraq

Security officers opened fire on unarmed protestors in south Iraq, killing at least 27 and wounding 160.
2 months ago
Violent protests escalate in Iraq
2 months ago

Pence works to reassure Kurdish allies in surprise Iraq trip

Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure the United States’ Kurdish allies in an unannounced trip to Iraq on Saturday, the highest-level American trip since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago
2 months ago
2 months ago

Iraqi protesters seize key square in Baghdad

Iraqi security and medical officials say protesters have pushed closer to the Green Zone, Baghdad’s fortified seat of government, after security forces pulled back
2 months ago
Iraq officials: Protesters surge toward Baghdad’s Green Zone
2 months ago

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq base

Iraqi officials: 17 Katyusha rockets hit Iraqi air base south of Mosul that houses US troops; no coalition troops injured
2 months ago
Rockets hit Iraq base with US troops; no word on casualties
2 months ago

Iraq's key port closed again; 6 protesters killed in Baghdad

Iraq's main port closes again after brief resumption of services; 6 protesters killed in Baghdad
2 months ago
Iraq's key port closed again; 4 protesters killed in Baghdad
2 months ago

3 protesters killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed in clashes as security forces try to reopen port closed by protests
2 months ago
Protester killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port
2 months ago

Deadly protests in Iraq rock the Middle East

An anti-government protest in Iraq is just one of many demonstrations in the Middle East.
2 months ago
Deadly protests in Iraq rock the Middle East
3 months ago

Iraqi protesters attack Iran consulate in Karbala

Dozens of Iraqi protesters have attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing down an Iranian flag and replacing it with the Iraqi flag, eyewitnesses said
3 months ago
3 months ago

Masked gunmen attack protesters in Iraq holy city; 18 killed

Iraqi security official: 18 people killed, hundreds wounded in attack on protesters in Shiite holy city of Karbala
3 months ago
18 killed in attack against protesters in Iraq's Karbala
3 months ago

Students join Iraq protests as clashes kill 3 demonstrators

Thousands of students joined Iraq's anti-government protests as clashes with security forces firing tear gas canisters kill at least 3 demonstrators and wound more than 100
3 months ago
Students brave tear gas to join Iraq's protests
3 months ago

Iraqi protesters hold Baghdad square after night of clashes

Anti-government protesters still there after security forces didn't evict them.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Protests rattle the postwar order in Lebanon and Iraq

Tens of thousands of people, many of them young, unemployed men, thronged city squares and blocked main streets in Baghdad and Beirut in an unprecedented, spontaneous uprisings against their leaders
3 months ago
Iraqi police fire tear gas as protesters hit Baghdad streets
3 months ago

Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

US troops withdrawing from Syria to Iraq are 'transiting,' will leave Iraq within four weeks
3 months ago
Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks
3 months ago

Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq

Iraqi military: US troops leaving Syria for neighboring Iraq don't have permission to stay in the country
3 months ago
Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq
3 months ago

Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq, and that the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent a resurgence in that country
3 months ago
3 months ago

FM: Iraq will only repatriate IS fighters who are Iraqis

Iraq's foreign minister says Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria
3 months ago
3 months ago

Iraq blames 'malicious' hands as toll from unrest tops 100

12 more anti-government demonstrators were killed in ongoing protests in Baghdad
3 months ago
3 months ago

Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests

Iraqi authorities have lifted a curfew two days after imposing the measure.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Violence escalates in Iraq even after top cleric urges calm

The PM said protesters' “legitimate demands” have been heard.
3 months ago
Iraqi PM addresses the nation, urges protesters to go home
4 months ago

Iraqi protesters defy curfew as violence leaves 33 dead

Authorities have shut off internet service in a bid to curb protests.
4 months ago
Curfew, more shooting in Baghdad after 2 days of violence