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February 8, 2024 at 4:24 PM

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
February 8, 2024 at 4:24 PM
US airstrike in Baghdad kills militia leader behind attacks on American forces
February 3, 2024 at 3:29 PM

US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

The U.S. hit 85 targets after a drone attack killed three U.S. service members.
February 3, 2024 at 3:29 PM
US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
1 month 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.
1 month ago
US, Iraq to begin talks that could lead to withdrawal of remaining American troops
1 month 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.
1 month ago
US airstrikes continue against Iran-backed militias in Iraq
1 month ago

US stages retaliatory airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq, officials say

U.S. personnel suffered brain injuries in a ballistic missile attack Sunday.
1 month ago
US stages retaliatory airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Iraq: Officials
1 month 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.
1 month ago
US launches airstrikes against militias in Iraq
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Attack on American Airbase in Iraq
1 month ago

Missile barrage on US base in Iraq leaves personnel being evaluated for brain injuries, officials say

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.
1 month ago
US personnel evaluated for traumatic brain injuries after missile barrage: Officials
1 month 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."
1 month ago
US condemns Iran for missile strikes in Iraq and Syria
1 month ago

Explosions reported near US Consulate in Iraq; Iran claims responsibility

Several explosions were reported near the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, an Iraqi security source told ABC News.
1 month ago
Explosions reported near US Consulate in Iraq
2 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.
2 months ago
Mick Mulroy discusses U.S. airstrikes on Iran-affiliated militia in Iraq
2 months ago

US carries out airstrikes against militants in Iraq following morning attack on Erbil 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.
2 months ago
US carries out airstrikes against militants in Iraq following attack on air base
2 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.
2 months ago
Tensions escalate in the Middle East
2 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.
2 months ago
US launches retaliatory strikes on key targets in Iraq
3 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.
3 months ago
US drone strike on militants in Iraq: Pentagon
3 months ago

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

ABC News’ Bob Woodruff has dreamed of revisiting the country where he nearly lost everything.
3 months ago
'After the Blast' details Bob Woodruff's return to Iraq, 17 years after bomb attack
4 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.
4 months ago
A reporter’s emotional journey back to the war zone
4 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.
4 months ago
Bob Woodruff revisits Iraq 18 years after the blast
4 months ago

US shoots down drone in Iraq after troops targeted again

Attacks on American troops in Middle East continue.
4 months ago
US shoots down drone in Iraq after troops targeted again
5 months ago

Video points to safety issues that led to deadly Iraq wedding blaze, expert says

Fire expert highlights safety issues that led to deadly Iraq wedding blaze, as government investigation angers often-neglected region of Ninevah
5 months ago
Videos show litany of fire hazards at Iraqi wedding venue, expert says
5 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.
5 months ago
More than 100 dead after fire at wedding in Iraq
8 months ago

Princeton University graduate student Elizabeth Tsurkov held captive in Iraq by Iran-linked Shiite militia

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.
8 months ago
Princeton University graduate student abducted while doing field research in Iraq
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
Senate votes to repeal Iraq use of force authorizations
1 year ago

Crenshaw, Duckworth look back on military service in Iraq on war's 20th anniversary

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
The lessons -- and wounds -- 2 lawmakers took from serving in the Middle East
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
20 years since US invasion of Iraq, veterans in Congress reflect on their service
1 year ago

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

"It really bothers me that they threw me away that way," he told ABC News.
1 year ago
20 years later, Iraq War veteran fights for Army to recognize PTSD claim
1 year ago

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

"It really bothers me that they threw me away that way," he told ABC News.
1 year ago
20 years later, Iraq War vet fights for Army to change 'wrongful discharge'
1 year ago

Veterans reflect on deployments 20 years after Iraq War began

Veterans reflect on their Iraq War deployments 20 years later.
1 year ago
Iraq War 20 years later: Veterans reflect on deployments
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
Gen. David Petraeus weighs in on Iraq War, 20 years later
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
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
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
Soldiers 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
Photojournalist looks back on capturing 'toll of the war on both sides' in Iraq
1 year ago

American aid worker killed in Baghdad in rare attack

An American aid worker was gunned down in Baghdad on Monday, officials said.
1 year ago
American aid worker killed in Baghdad in rare attack
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
US 'assessing damage' after Iraq rocket attack
2 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.
2 years ago
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
Senate panel votes to scrap both Iraq war authorizations
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
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
US concludes 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
US concludes combat mission in Iraq as Biden meets with Iraqi prime minister
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
2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base
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
Dozens of patients killed in catastrophic hospital fire in Iraq
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
Massive fire exploded at Iraq hospital
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
In Iraq, scars of ISIS linger on surviving families trying to find stability
3 years 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.
3 years ago
'Back-stabbed': US diplomats in Iraq angry over losing 'hardship pay' during time off
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
Defense secretary says US still assessing who carried out Iraq rocket attack
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
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
Rockets hit military airbase with US troops in Iraq
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Attack on American-led coalition in Iraq kills 1
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Rocket attack on coalition base in Iraq kills contractor, injures US service member