Iraq

In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers stand outside their armored vehicle on a joint base with the Iraqi army, south of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)
(AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed, File)
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February 05, 2020 - 1:53 pm
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMYA KULLAB Associated Press Eds: UPDATES: With AP Photos. EDITS: to fix grammar in 2nd paragraph. With AP Photos. BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group,...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
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January 24, 2020 - 4:20 pm
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer Eds: UPDATES: Updates with Pentagon spokesman saying the base had no missile defense systems protecting it, but that anti-missile systems are now being discussed WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered...
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A U.S. soldier stands while bulldozers clear rubble and debris at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles last week. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
(AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
AP News
January 13, 2020 - 5:22 pm
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ALI ABDUL-HASSAN Associated Press AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major...
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Anti government Iraqi protesters gather by a banner with pictures of Iraqi politicians and Arabic that reads "the Tahrir square questionnaire to select a prime minister," during the ongoing protests in Tahrir square, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
AP News
January 10, 2020 - 3:29 pm
By SAMYA KULLAB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's caretaker prime minister asked Washington to work out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S. State Department on Friday bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran.
(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
AP News
January 10, 2020 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week's missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury...
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Jeff Katz
January 08, 2020 - 4:38 pm
In the midst of panicking over Iranian missile strikes on U.S. forces in Iraq, one of the "real" reporters on MSNBC's Hardball wasted no time spouting Iranian talking points. Reacting to the news, NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi told host Chris Matthews that "30 U.S. soldiers have been...
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Jeff Katz
January 08, 2020 - 11:15 am
On Tuesday evening, the Pentagon confirmed Iran had fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for the death of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The strikes were aimed at two bases in particular - the al-Assad airbase in western Iraq and Erbil in northern Iraq...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP News
January 08, 2020 - 9:39 am
By DEB RIECHMANN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces one of the greatest tests of his presidency after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. It was Iran's most brazen direct assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U...
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U.S. Military Trains Iraqi Army
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Jeff Katz
January 07, 2020 - 1:05 pm
Amid high tensions with Iran, it there are rumors that the United States intends to pull troops out of Iraq. On Monday afternoon reports surfaced that the U.S. would be pulling out, but those reports were quickly shot down as Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told the press there were no plans to...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, image provided by Maxar Technologies shows black smoke coming out of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
(Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)
AP News
January 02, 2020 - 6:18 am
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran-backed militiamen withdrew from the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Wednesday after two days of clashes with American security forces, but U.S.-Iran tensions remain high and could spill over into further violence. The...
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