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  • Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood'

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit...
  • Iraqis, U.S. recapture Mosul Dam from Islamic State, Obama says

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi and Kurdish troops, backed by heavy U.S. air support, recaptured Iraq's largest dam Monday, the most significant victory over the Islamic State since the militants overran almost half of Iraq in mid-June. It remained to be seen...
  • Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam

    Backed by U.S. strikes, Iraq Kurds claim capture of strategic dam
    Kurdish forces said they recaptured Iraq's biggest dam from Islamist militants on Monday, as the United States launched air strikes to secure what has become a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country. An employee...
  • Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

    Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split
    This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous...
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

     Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him
    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Militants mass near town north of Baghdad

    Militants mass near town north of Baghdad
    Islamic State militants are massing near the Iraqi town of Qara Tappa, 73 miles north of Baghdad, security sources and a local official said, in an apparent bid to broaden their front with Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Sunni militants have made a...
  • Doyle McManus: Without any doubt, we're back in an Iraq war

    Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in. In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre...
  • White House: Obama authorized strikes to help Iraq retake Mosul Dam

    White House: Obama authorized strikes to help Iraq retake Mosul Dam
    The White House on Sunday said President Barack Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country. "The...
  • Beyond Kurdish territory, Iraq asks for more US help against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD As U.S. warplanes tilt the battlefield against Islamic militants in Kurdish-controlled territories, Iraqis in the rest of the country are growing resentful that the U.S. is not intervening more forcefully to protect Arabs who have been fighting...
  • Resignation of Prime Minister Maliki gives rise to hope in Iraq

    Iraq swung Friday between conflicting emotions: relief that Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s resignation had averted a destabilizing power struggle and uneasiness over the challenges facing the country’s new leader. Maliki’s surprise...
  • Iraqi Kurdish leader appeals to Germany for weapons

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Iraq's Kurds appealed to Germany for weapons to help Kurdish fighters battling militants of the Islamic State, and said foreign powers must find a way to cut off the group's funding. The European Union on Friday gave a...