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"Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."
George H.W. Bush (Bush senior) and Brent Scowcroft in their 1998 book, "A World Transformed"
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Marine Lance Cpl. Luis Molina scans an Iraqi citizen's retina at Brahma Park in Fallujah, Iraq, on Jan 25, 2005. U.S. Marines are utilizing a Biometric Analysis Tracking System to record and identify Iraqi civilians entering the battle torn city of Fallujah in an attempt to find and identify insurgent forces. The tracking system uses thumbprints, a photograph of the face, and a retinal scan to establish positive identity. Molina is deployed with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Knauth, U.S. Marine Corps.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- With Iraq in an election year, not only are alliances being formed and broken among Iraq's Shiite political leaders in the south, but in the north ... "We will run for both Iraqi elections," Dawoodi, who is a lawyer by profession from a village near Bashiqa, told Rudaw English.

The 140 or so refurbished M-1 Abrams tanks in the Iraqi arsenal proved their mettle in the battle against ISIS with very few being permanently taken out of action by the militant's anti-tank missiles. While Iraq's Abrams fleet performed well in the war, the Iraqi presently lacks the budget to buy more of these ...
LISBON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The twin Sons of Iraq's former ambassador to Portugal have been charged with attempted murder, the Portuguese public prosecution service revealed on Thursday. The charges relate to an incident that occurred on Aug. 17, 2016 in Ponte de Sor, a rural area 180 km northeast of ...
In a new chapter of the ongoing Saga of Hobby Lobby's smuggling of Iraqi religious artifacts, the arts and crafts emporium surrendered 245 objects to the United States government, according to court documents. Hobby Lobby Stores voluntarily turned over the artifacts to Federal Prosecutors in New York on ...
The United States supports holding Iraqi parliamentary elections on May 12 as planned by Iraq's government, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said on Thursday, criticizing calls to postpone the vote. "Postponing the elections would set a dangerous precedent, undermining the Constitution and damaging Iraq's ...
Yet, what the combatant commander decides for future U.S. troop presence in both Iraq and Syria has yet to be determined. "We will see what the combatant commander, how he wants to shift gears" once ISIS is defeated, Milley said. "But the Iraqi security forces are in a consolidation period where they ...
Expressing support to the Iraqi people and government, the assembly also called on the international community to thoroughly investigate the atrocities by proper international organizations and bring the perpetrators of those crimes to justice. In 2014 in the Sinjar province of northern Iraq, about 2,000 to ...
28 news report by the state-run Anatolian Agency, the Iraqi Oil Ministry decided to build a new pipeline that enters Turkey from fish Khabur to replace a heavily damaged line. The 350-kilometer (217-mile) pipeline would have a daily capacity target of 1 million barrels and would start in Iraq's Salahuddin ...
Marise Payne, Australia's Defence Minister announced in December that Australia's operations in Iraq would be wound back after the Iraqi government declared victory over the extremist group. Mark Binskin, an Air Chief Marshal in the RAAF, said Australian fighter jets had made a significant contribution to ...
A double suicide bombing in central Baghdad is the latest attack to be claimed by the remnants of the group calling itself Islamic State (IS). Though the group's territory was retaken in 2017, experts warn that its switch to underground terrorism may be particularly effective against a fragile Iraqi state.
On this night at 2:45 a.m., Baghdad time (6:45 p.m. of the previous evening in Washington, D.C.), U.S. and allied jets began a bombing air raid against Iraqi air defenses, communications systems, chemical weapons facilities, tanks and artillery. The aerial attack on Baghdad was broadcast live to a global ...
In 2016, he cooked a shawarma that weighed two-and-a-half tons, and at the end of 2017--during Iraq's religious Arbaeen festival--he went one better, shooting for three. He may not have made it into the record book two years ago, but 40,000 Iraqi Shiite pilgrims voted with their feet when they chowed ...
Most prominently, however, tribes have been engaged by successive Iraqi regimes to provide security where the state is weak. While tribalism is ubiquitous throughout Iraq, it is particularly prominent among the Sunni community. Indeed, tribalism is at the core of Sunni political identity and mobilization, ...
From January 2017 to January 2018 the number of Defense Department contractors in Iraq rose 37 percent, from 3,592 to 4,927, according to ... the Pentagon will still not say how many forces are in Iraq or whether that number has risen or fallen since ISIS was driven from all major Iraqi cities last year.

When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval. When he saw that it had only suffered light damage from a mortar shell that ...
Iraq over the weekend joined the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman in calling for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stick to its output reduction agreement on the grounds it is bringing stability to the market. Jabar al-Luaibi, oil minister for the Iraqis, also disclosed on Saturday ...
Kuwait CITY, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday condemned suicide attacks in Baghdad, the Kuwait New Agency (KUNA) reported. In condolences sent to the Iraqi president Fuad Masoum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over twin suicide ...
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad yesterday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said -- the deadliest attack since last month's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. The bombings came just ...
"Maya" is a plump, smiling child less than two years old. Her parents are dead and she might never learn about them. Maya is not her real name. Her mother and father were suicide bombers for the Islamic State group. Her four siblings were among their victims. Maya now lives at an orphanage in the Iraqi ...
Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from a twin suicide bombing in a Baghdad market to 38. Two police officers and four health officials say Monday's early morning attack also wounded 105 other people. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information.
The Iraqi minister revealed about the ministry's plans to conclude three contracts with international gas companies by mid-2018 "to utilise gas from Basra, Maysan and Nassiriyah southern provinces." By 2021, Luaibi said, the country plans to "reach zero gas flaring." Iraq is forced to flare some of the gas ...
The attack took place in Tayran Square during rush hour and the death toll is expected to rise further as many of the injured are said to be in critical condition. Whilst no group has yet claimed responsibility, ISIS, who have been responsible for many similar attacks in the capital in the past, are the suspected ...
SAVOY -- mortar attacks got to be a daily routine for Erik Coy, a Marine with two deployments to Iraq. Sgt. Coy, 36, went to Champaign Centennial high school, then started college at Parkland, all the time searching for what to do with his life. That's when he was approached by a Marine recruiter.
"Areas around Tuz Khurmatu city, used as hotbed by terrorists and the areas from where Tuz Khurmatu comes under mortar shells, will be liberated and controlled and the rule of law restored," Lt. Col. Abdulamir al-Mohammadawi, the spokesperson for the Iraqi Rapid Response Force (RRF), told Rudaw.
The invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 by the United States and the U.K. changed the fortunes of the country's Shi'ite political forces. Soon after Saddam Hussein fell, Shi'ite factions emerged as the dominant power component in Iraqi politics. Iran managed to leverage this shift by influencing different ...
KDP will boycott Iraq elections in Kirkuk, disputed areas ... Party (KDP) will boycott Iraq's upcoming elections in the disputed areas, the party announced saying they will not give legitimacy to Iraqi occupation of the area. ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has insisted that the vote will not be delayed.
Baghdad suicide attacks: 'Back-to-back' explosions in Iraqi capital leave at least 38 dead and 105 injured .... The cost of victory has been nearly incalculable as the three years of war against IS devastated much of northern and western Iraq -- roughly a third of the country -- where Islamic State militants ...
Abadi, one of the rare Shiite politicians who enjoys grassroot support among the country's Sunni minority, said on Saturday that his alliance is aimed at overcoming divisions in Iraq. The alliance, said the 65-year-old premier, would strive to "protect the victory and the sacrifices" of the Iraqi people and to ...
Iraq's Rapid Response Force, under the Ministry of the Interior, were deployed to the troubled city of Tuz Khurmatu on Saturday under the order of ... Tuz Khurmatu, home to Kurds, Turkmen, and Arabs, came under Iraqi and Hashd control in October when the peshmerga pulled out of the disputed areas.
Beirut, Lebanon (10:30 A.M.) - The Turkish military has launched a land operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, stating that its aim is to "prevent PKK militants from threatening border security." The operation is the first time in nine years that Turkish land forces ...
Marine veteran Bill DeRoche had been encouraged for years to enter an art competition at the Minneapolis veterans Affairs Medical Center. Injured in a 2004 bomb blast that struck his convoy in Iraq, it would be a way, he was told, to publicly address the trauma that continues to affect him. But the VA ...
Iraq: Kuwait has potential to make Iraq's reconstruction conf. success ... Baghdad, Jan 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's remarkable status in the regional and international arenas will greatly contribute to the success of the upcoming conference on Iraq's reconstruction, Iraqi government stated on Sunday. "Kuwait ...
Such a coalition could even wield enough political weight so as to make Haidar al-Abadi and his friends sorry they forced the Kurds to stay in Iraq. And as long as they do remain within Iraq, the people of Kurdistan might as well play the Iraqi political game as best they can with a national-level party, leaving ...
Haider al-Abadi, who comes from Iraq's Shiite majority, assumed office in 2014, weeks after IS stormed across northern and central Iraq. Since then, Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition have gradually retaken all the territory once held by the Sunni extremists. In a statement late Saturday, al-Abadi said ...
Iraqis are returning home in greater numbers than fleeing from conflict for the first time in four years, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. Since December 2013, Iraqi forces have been battling Islamic State militants who had laid claim to parts of the country in an effort to establish a ...
Relations between Baghdad and Erbil deteriorated after the Kurdish region held a referendum on separation from Iraq on 25 September where the voters overwhelmingly supported independence. Iraq did not recognise the vote which it said was "illegal" and imposed economic sanctions on its northern ...
Islamic Relief (IR) CEO Naser Haghamed visited two schools in Fallujah which are being rehabilitated by IR. This is part of a project in which six schools are being repaired to allow children to return to a safe and comfortable learning environment. IR has been distributing school bags, providing counselling ...
The governorate council of Maysan, in south-central Iraq, held an emergency session on 26 December 2017 about the escalation of tribal conflict in the province that month and tribal control of border crossings, and requested a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. As of 11 January 2018, the ...
The attack on the city's flourishing, peaceful Jewish community is usually referred to as the trigger for the Iraqi Aliyah to Israel. But seldom is the question asked: How could such a pogrom have occurred in the first place in Iraq - a place where Jews had lived in peace for centuries, a country that did not ...
... York's Fort Drum are being deployed to Iraq this spring. The army announced Wednesday that the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters will replace 1st Armored Division Headquarters as part of a regular rotation of forces. The soldiers from the headquarters will help support of the Iraqi security forces in ...
... the Iraqi city of Mandali, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of the Iraqi capital. Mandali is right on the border between the two nations. The eighth hit near Mehran in western Iran, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of Mandali along the sparsely populated Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq.
South Carolina soldier Dies in Iraq. A soldier from South Carolina who had been stationed in Texas has been killed in Iraq. Jan. 10, 2018, at 8:25 a.m.. South Carolina Soldier Dies in Iraq ...
Beirut, Lebanon - In the hardscrabble Beirut suburb of Sad al Baoushriye, the narrow apartment rented by the Yousifs, a family of refugees from northern Iraq, is shrouded in sorrow. The Yousifs were forced to flee the Nineveh region near Mosul in Iraq in 2015 amid a wave of reprisals against Christians ...
Ali Jayad al-Salhi, a veteran sniper in an Iraqi militia, was killed in fighting with the Islamic State group in 2017. He was then vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community. Posters of al-Salhi adorn storefronts, homes and car windows in his home city of Basra and other Shiite ...
The logistics Cluster has been active in Iraq since 2014 to support the humanitarian community in responding to the country's ongoing needs. Logistics constraints, mainly caused by limited access, an unstable security situation and damaged/destroyed infrastructure in affected areas, remain a leading ...
"This includes what Iran is doing in Iraq," Pregent added. Entifadh Qanbar, an Iraqi-American and President of the Future Foundation in Washington, advised Kurdistan 24 that the "pillar" of America's anti-Iran policy in Iraq is reliance on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. However, the basic premises of that ...
Beirut, Lebanon (9:50 P.M.) - Hundreds of trucks crossed the Parviz Khan Border crossing with the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in Sulaymaniyah on Wednesday, after Baghdad requested it's re-opening. Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Tamarchin and Parviz Khan, on Tuesday ...



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