Recent News Headlines : Iraq War

COAST GUARD DATA SHOWS DRAMATIC DROP IN CUBAN INTERDICTIONS


The Coast Guard reported only 49 interdictions involving Cubans in February and March, compared with 260 in January... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 3

REFUGEE DEAL NOT 'MALCOLM'S FAULT', SAYS DONALD TRUMP


Los Angeles US President Donald Trump has raved about his relationship with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, although he still thinks the refugee deal is ridiculous ... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 91

'STARK CHOICES' FOR 450,000 CIVILIANS TRAPPED AMID FIGHTING IN MOSUL'S OLD TOWN


As many as 450,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul's Old City, caught up in house-to-house fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi government forces and cu... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 0

CHELSEA MANNING THANKS OBAMA AHEAD OF IMPENDING RELEASE


Manning had served seven years of a 35-year stretch when outgoing president Barack Obama commuted her sentence earlier this year... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 0

US MAY SEND 3,000 MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN


US military officials and the state department are recommending sending at least 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, US media report... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 641

AFGHAN AIR FORCE POUNDS AREA AFTER DEATH OF ISIS COMMANDER


Any ISIS member that comes to Afghanistan will meet the same fate... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 38

IRAQI ARMY DENIES AIR RAID TARGETED CIVILIANS


Iraqi army says it hit an isil bomb factory in w. mosul, but isil says raid killed 68 people, mostly women and children... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 127

IRAQI FORCES OPEN A FRONT IN WEST MOSUL TRYING TO SQUEEZE ISIS


The Iraqi Army, which the American-led coalition has worked to rebuild after the loss of Mosul to the Islamic State in 2014, reports to the Defense Ministry... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 601

TEAM TRUMP IS LEANING TOWARD A NEW AFGHAN SURGE


President Trump will soon have to decide what to do about Afghanistan... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 111

LE PEN ACCUSED OF PLAGIARISING FILLON


Several sections of her speech in Villepinte, north of Paris, appear to repeat almost word-for-word comments Mr Fillon made in an address on 15 April... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 835

TRUMP PUTS PAST SLIGHTS BEHIND, INVITES DUTERTE TO WHITE HOUSE


US President Donald Trump invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to visit Washington, during what the White House described as a very friendly conversation on Saturday... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 0

ANALYSIS | TRUMP'S INVITATION TO DUTERTE IS A SIGN OF THE TIMES


In his 10 months in power, Duterte has become one of Asia's most controversial leaders... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 4161

45 CIVILIANS KILLED BY COALITION STRIKES IN IRAQ AND SYRIA


Pentagon 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 135

DOZENS OF YAZIDI 'SLAVES' RESCUED BY IRAQI TROOPS


The group of 36 Yazidi survivors was saved by Iraqi forces fighting to retake Mosul from ISIL... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 8210

'EXPLOSIVE DEVICE BLAST' KILLS U.S. SERVICE MEMBER IN MOSUL


A U.S. service member in Iraq was killed Saturday by an explosive device outside Mosul, according to a statement released by the Pentagon... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 66

WILD BOARS OVERRUN ISLAMIC STATE POSITION, KILL 3 MILITANTS


Eastern Mosul was liberated in January, and the Iraqi military claimed Tuesday it had taken control of the al-Tanek neighborhood, the largest on the western side of the city... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 137044

IRAQI FORCES NOW ATTACKING ISIS MILITANTS WITH DRONES IN MOSUL


Earlier this year Mosul became a proving ground for the emerging threat of cheap drones used by terror groups... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 319

DOLLS, TEDDY BEARS RETURN TO EASTERN MOSUL AFTER ISLAMIC STATE


They are not Muslims, they are distorting Islam, Taha said of Islamic State... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 18

STATE DEPARTMENT NAMES FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR AS SPOKESWOMAN


WASHINGTON -- The State Department says former Fox News Channel anchor Heather Nauert will be the agency's new spokeswoman... READ MORE

24th April, 2017 29

DEFENSE SECRETARY JIM MATTIS ARRIVES IN AFGHANISTAN


Post to Facebook Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Afghanistan The Afghan minister of defense resigned just before Mattis' arrival... READ MORE

24th April, 2017 187

U.S. RAID KILLED A CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF ISLAMIC STATE LEADER, MILITARY SAYS


And last August, a strike by an armed Reaper drone killed Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the Islamic State's spokesman... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 150

TRUMP UNLEASHES THE GENERALS THEY DONT ALWAYS SEE THE BIG PICTURE


Nicholson already had the necessary authority to bomb the tunnel complex and also had it during the Obama administration, U.S. officials said... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 0

LIFE UNDER ISIS: MOSUL RESIDENTS REFLECT ON A BRUTAL OCCUPATION


CBC News recently spent a week in Mosul, speaking to residents and soldiers with Iraqi security forces, which have retaken large chunks of the occupied city... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 425

SPENDING A NIGHT ON MOSULS FRONTLINE


The militants are now surrounded, but the progress of the Iraqi Forces has slowed significantly in recent weeks... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 78

'DEADLY US AIR STRIKE IN SYRIA HIT PEACEFUL MOSQUE'


Four witnesses that researchers at Human Rights Watch spoke with estimated there were 300 people attending a religious lecture at the mosque when the attack began... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 31478

CHAOS, CARNAGE, AND COURAGE: FIRST 6 MONTHS OF BATTLE OF MOSUL IN 10 VISCERAL VIDEOS


Chaos, carnage, and courage First 6 months of Battle of Mosul in 10 visceral videos -- RT News... READ MORE

17th April, 2017 42

'TRUMP WOULDN'T BECOME A BILLIONAIRE IF HE WERE STUPID' - DUTERTE PRAISES US PRESIDENT


But they don't know that in the case of Trump, he thinks deeply, Duterte said while speaking Filipino... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 4423

US DEFENDS USE OF 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' IN AFGHANISTAN


Pentagon officials said also said Gen Nicholson didn't need and didn't request President Donald Trump's approval before using MOAB... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 56

$100,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON CAR BOMB PLOTS IN SOMALIA


According to the US Africa Command, the latest deployment will help to train the Somalia National Army SNA ... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 30

ISIS FIGHTER LINKED TO CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK MAY STILL BE ALIVE


El-Hakim is believed to have been involved with the Paris-based IS cell responsible for planning and carrying out the Charlie Hebdo massacre... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 363

Trending News Headlines : Iraq War

US DROPS 'BIGGEST NON-NUCLEAR BOMB IT HAS' ON AFGHANISTAN


Northeastern Afghanistan, September 2, 2007 Paula Bronstein 5 16 2007 Bodybuilders in the 55-60 kg category square off during a regional bodybuilding competition... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 57880

DOZENS OF U.S. MISSILES HIT AIR BASE IN SYRIA


After what aides called a meeting of considerable length, Mr. Trump authorized the missile strikes before starting the dinner with Mr. Xi... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 47550

U.S. DROPS MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS ON ISIS CAVES IN AFGHANISTAN


Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan are using I.E.D.s, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense, said Gen... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 24982

ANALYSIS | THE INNOCENT LIVES LOST AMID TRUMP'S WAR ON TERROR


The Iraqi military's joint command claimed the deaths were caused by an Islamic State car bomb that collapsed houses sheltering dozens of people... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 21608

U.S. DROPS 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' ON ISIS TUNNEL COMPOUND IN AFGHANISTAN


A senior Defense official told USA TODAY that Nicholson had the authority to use the bomb under President Barack Obama as well as President Trump... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 20910

ONPOLITICS TODAY: TRUMP'S FLIPPING ON ISSUES FASTER THAN WE CAN KEEP UP


With that now comes tensions with Syria's ally, Russia, and Vladimir Putin, whom Trump praised during his campaign... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 19409

DONALD TRUMP'S BROMANCE WITH RUSSIA'S VLADIMIR PUTIN IS HISTORY


The bromance between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may be over before it could really blossom... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 19226

ANALYSIS: TRUMP FINDS HIS LINE-IN-THE SAND MOMENT WITH SYRIA'S BASHAR AL-ASSAD


Airstrikes follow years of conflicting and confusing signals from Trump on Syria... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 19010

ISLAMIC STATE SAYS U.S. 'BEING RUN BY AN IDIOT'


The loss of Mosul, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq, would deal a major defeat to Islamic State... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 18374

REP. GABBARD UNDER FIRE AFTER REFUSING TO ACCEPT 'ASSAD DID CHEMICAL ATTACK' WITHOUT PROOF


Rep. Gabbard under fire after refusing to accept 'Assad did chemical attack' without proof... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 18036

POPE: PROTECTING CIVILIANS IN MOSUL AN 'IMPERATIVE AND URGENT OBLIGATION'


Fighting has been intense, and the Iraqi military has depended heavily on coalition airstrikes while slowly gaining ground... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 16352

U.S. WAR FOOTPRINT GROWS IN MIDDLE EAST, WITH NO ENDGAME IN SIGHT


BEIRUT, Lebanon -- The United States launched more airstrikes in Yemen this month than during all of last year... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 14846

DOZENS OF CIVILIANS KILLED IN US-LED AIRSTRIKE ON ISIS STRONGHOLD IN SYRIA


The US has conducted nearly 3,000 airstrikes against Isis targets in northern Syria, with thousands more in Iraq in support of national forces... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 13029

MISTAKEN COALITION AIRSTRIKE IN SYRIA KILLS 18 U.S.-BACKED LOCAL FORCES


TheA errant airstrike on Tuesday struck the main rebel force battling the Islamic State, the U.S. military said... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 12307

BERNIE SANDERS SLAMS TRUMP'S AIRSTRIKE ON SYRIA


Bernie Sanders issued a statement Friday following President Donald Trump's missile strike in Syria Thursday night... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 11151

ANALYSIS | JAKE TAPPER AND THE 3 BASIC TRUTHS OF COVERING TRUMP'S FALSEHOODS


Jake Tapper went on Bill Maher's HBO show Friday night and spoke at length about how the media covers and should cover President Trump... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 9598

JARED KUSHNER MEETS WITH IRAQI LEADER ON FUTURE OF ISIS BATTLE


Mr. Kushner was also expected to meet with officials from the United States-led military coalition and Iraq's minister of defense, according to an Iraqi military spokesman... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 9435

TRUMP SAYS TOXIC ATTACK CHANGED HIS VIEW OF SYRIA


Mr. Trump said he viewed North Korea, which tested an intermediate-range missile on Tuesday, as a big problem... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 9316

ACTING ON INSTINCT TRUMP UPENDS HIS OWN FOREIGN POLICY


Mr. Trump's advisers framed his decision in the dry language of international norms and strategic deterrence... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 9261

U.S. DROPS 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' IN AFGHANISTAN, AIMING FOR ISIS CAVES


ISIS's offshoot in Afghanistan is suspected of carrying out several attacks on minority Shia Muslim targets... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 8570

IRAQ SUSPENDS MOSUL OFFENSIVE AFTER COALITION AIRSTRIKE ATROCITY


Iraqi forces push into deadliest areas of mosul as civilian exodus accelerates... READ MORE

26th March, 2017 7313

ENGULFED IN BATTLE, MOSULS CIVILIANS RUN FOR THEIR LIVES


The photojournalist Ivor Prickett spent three weeks documenting the battlefront and humanitarian crisis in west Mosul... READ MORE

28th March, 2017 5755

FRIEDMAN PRESIDENT TRUMPS REAL-WORLD SYRIA LESSON


Just letting Assad keep trying to restore control over all of Syria will mean endless massacres... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 5133

'SYRIA'S BASHAR ASSAD IS NOT A PERFECT LEADER, BUT CERTAINLY BETTER THAN ISLAMIC STATE'


But Rex Tillerson is right it is up to the Syrian people to decide who their president is... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 4589

'DONALD TRUMP IS THE FIFTH STRAIGHT AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO BOMB IRAQ'


Amnesty International has blamed the US-led coalition for not taking the relevant precautions to prevent civilian deaths... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 3361

DONALD TRUMP, ACCUSED OF MORE THAN 10 SEXUAL ASSAULTS, DECLARES APRIL SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH


Donald Trump, accused of more than 10 sexual assaults, declares April sexual assault awareness month... READ MORE

1st April, 2017 3186

HISTORY DESTROYED: THE RUINS OF MOSUL MUSEUM


So-called Islamic State took control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, two and a half years ago... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 2894

'MAJOR PROBLEM OF US GOVT - PRESIDENT SURROUNDED BY WARMONGERS'


He also warned Syria against using chemical weapons, an allegation Damascus denies... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 2767

DEADLY AIR RAID HITS REFUGEE SHELTER NEAR RAQQA


Activists say a suspected US-led coalition air raid struck a school sheltering displaced people near ISIL-held Raqqa... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 2427

US MILITARY INVESTIGATING IF AIRSTRIKES CAUSED NEARLY 300 CIVILIAN DEATHS


Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command, who oversees all military operations in the region... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 2419


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