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If anyone gets too close to us we fucking waste them. It\s kind of a shame, because it means we\ve killed a lot of innocent people.
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Local residents stand near a huge crater allegedly caused on Wednesday by an U.S. airstrike in Fallujah, Iraq, Thursday Sept. 2, 2004. 17 people, including 3 children were killed according to hospital officials. (AP Photo/ Abdul Khader Sadi)
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No less interesting is the silence in the region and further afield in the face of Iran's heavy influence in Iraq. Iran is Iraq's major trading partner, it's fostering political elites in that country, training military forces and has established army units that played a big role in the war against the Islamic State. But Iran is ...
In campaigning for upcoming elections, the majority of Iraq's 6,982 political candidates have promised to fight corruption, tackle sectarianism and rebuild the ... A recent episode of the show featured a clip of one candidate vehemently attacking the Popular Mobilisation Forces or Hashed Al Shaabi – an ...

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has reiterated his country's rejection of any military interference in Syria, stressing that the ... Two weeks ago, the US, UK and France said their air forces and navies fired 105 missiles, targeting three chemical weapons sites in Syria in ...
A ransom deal involving Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria could end up having implications for Washington, after it was reported that huge sums of cash went ... “It's important to remember that the group targeted US forces during the Iraq war with advanced weapons, continues to threaten US interests, has ...
On April 24, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroying three ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle and damaging a fighting position. Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters Tuesday that the strike killed a number of the beleaguered jihadi group's leading officials, thanks to Iraqi ... Since two separate campaigns waged by the Russia-backed Syrian military and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces wiped out ISIS from most of ...

She has also forbidden the US military from moving the detainee without giving lawyers 72 hours to challenge the decision. The civil liberties group is calling the transfer plan a case of “forcible rendering”. As such it has echoes of the black-site renditions program that was run by the US government in the ...
In March 1988, Halabja – just nine miles from Iran's border – was targeted by the US-sponsored Iraqi army, due to the city being under the control of the Tehran-allied Kurdish guerrillas. The Reagan administration was heavily supporting Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988). Iranian nationalists ...
Isaiah Lloyd, right, came home to Clinton in time for Christmas after serving with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as one of the last U.S. troops to leave Iraq. His father, Roger Lloyd, left, has organized a homecoming celebration Sunday at their church. (Photo: J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel)Buy Photo.
WASHINGTON – Dave Baril has served in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 18 years, deployed twice to Iraq, and is a gun owner. ... Baril is one of a group of U.S. military veterans calling for tighter firearms regulations in an effort to reduce gun violence in America, bringing their knowledge of weapons and war ...
March 19, 2003 - President Bush announces US and coalition forces have begun military action against Iraq. March 20, 2003 - President Hussein speaks on Iraqi TV, calling the coalition's attacks "shameful crimes against Iraq and humanity." March 23, 2003 - Pfc. Jessica Lynch and other members of the ...
He served as an interpreter for U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq about 10 to 12 years ago. In 2009, he immigrated to the United States, sponsored by an Army officer with whom he had worked in Iraq, under the U.S. Significant Public Benefit Parole Program. The program allows the homeland security secretary to ...
From left, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, smile at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
It was a bitter sign of the mixed legacy from the United States' intervention in Iraq to help defeat the militants. American-backed ... Iraq's regular military remains dependent on U.S. support. ... The U.S. Army chief of staff says U.S. troops in Iraq will continue to help its security forces root out ISIS. But what ...
While the Islamic State has retreated from large swaths of Iraq it once controlled, mobile groups of militants continue to stage attacks on Iraqi troops and ... In February 2018, the U.S. military and State Department finally admitted that pro-Iran forces were operating M1s. The militias seized some of the M1s ...
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Now that Iraq has claimed victory over the Islamic State (ISIS) after a bloody three-and-a-half-year war, the US-led coalition is decreasing air support in the country as part of the coalition's shrinking footprint amid a drawdown of US forces. US and Iraqi air force commanders said the ...
Our forces and the Iraqi army were fighting against Daesh. Under a military agreement that expired in 2011, Americans should leave Iraq. However, they don't stick to that agreement. Iraqi people don't want US military staff to stay in their country. No country would like to be occupied by another country.”.

13, 2018, photo, Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.-made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, 45 miles (75 kilometers) north of ... American and Iraqi air force commanders say the coalition will launch fewer airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces and instead focus more on training Iraqi ...
... the drawdown had begun. "It is our intent to publish a release whenever we have forces moving out of the theater," the spokesman, U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, told Reuters. "Continued coalition presence will be conditions-based, proportional to the need and in coordination with the government of Iraq," ...
... foreign military sales funds,” according to UPI. The agreement with Spartan is one of a few contracts Washington has awarded for the development and training of Iraqi forces. In January, the US Air Force granted Sallyport Global Holdings a USD 400 million agreement for base operations and security for Iraq's F-16 fighter ...
The United States, since 1992, feeling sympathetic to the Kurds as they were kicked around by the government of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, ... The first round included having the U.S. military create a “no fly” zone to ... Eventually, U.S. forces in Iraq came increasingly to rely on Kurdish militias ...
The U.S. soon began retraining and rearming its Iraqi allies to the tune of ... Accountability Office found that “the United States could not account for nearly 30% of the weapons it had distributed in Iraq since 2004 ― about 200,000 guns.” ... in “The American Military Uncontained,” since 9/11 the U.S. military ...
Iraqi and Kurdish security forces, backed by the US-led Global ... it relies on the military force to protect the unity of Iraq,” Bakhtiyar said.
The U.S. military declassifies 81 locations of unexploded, coalition bombs ... to help aid groups and contractors clear explosives from Iraq's war-scarred cities. ... in the battle to oust Islamic State militants from the Iraqi city of Mosul. ... were pushed aside as Iraqi forces cleared roads to move through the city.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference in the East ... U.S. responses to Iran's forces, its Shi'ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and ... a more muscular military response to Iranian proxies in Syria and Iraq ... Moreover, looser rules could embroil the United States in a conflict with Iran while U.S. forces ...
The Iraqi military's next target, the city of Hawija, is likely to be more complicated. ... Sami al-Aridhi, a top commander in Iraq's counterterrorism forces, said ... of Iraqi forces, including elite special forces, the Iraqi Army, federal ...
In Iraq, the U.S. supports the Iraqi military and Kurdish allies mostly through airstrikes but also with special operations forces. The Pentagon ...
US-trained, local tribal fighters are preparing to cleanse Iraq's Anbar province ... A member of the Iraqi army on the front line against the Islamic State in the ... Many of the men had no prior military experience but are currently ...
Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from 70 percent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of the militants in northwestern Iraq, Foreign Minister ... where they are to echo calls by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for the postponement of next ... Video: Civilians flee as Iraqi army seeks to retake Tal Afar from IS group.
Rand, which studied the matter, wrote in a statement at that time: “If the U.S. military decides to let transgender people serve openly, the number ...
Syrian government forces secure a road for a military convoy in the ... The United States and Iran are vying for influence in Iraq, and accusations are flying. ... A source in the Iraqi army told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, ...
The Iraqi army, backed by U.S. airstrikes and special operations commandos, ... Stephen Townsend, the top U.S. general in Iraq, said in Baghdad. ... because of objections from Turkey, the United States and other countries who ... Mattis replied that “no military in the world's history has paid more attention to ...
Iraqi army rejects reports of US military base near Tal Afar ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The United States has not opened a ... Iraq's Joint Operations Command denied the existence of a US military base near ... “The participation of coalition forces and US forces is limited to air support and ...
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 12, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 34 strikes ...
Iraq's Joint Operations Command today denied the existence of a US military base near the Tal Afar district in the northwest of the country.
... found there is ongoing Isis resistance in Mosul, despite the fact the Iraqi city was declared liberated by US-backed Iraqi coalition forces in ...
Saddam Hussein rules Iraq with an iron hand inside a steel glove, backed by a million-man Army and a legion of informers, assassins and torturers. ... a chicken-feed deal: a $10,490 item on an Iraqi military shopping list ... During most of the Iran-Iraq war, which ended in August 1988, the United States did ...
Iran and Iraq have pledged to join forces against militant fighters and ideology in the region by boosting bilateral defense ties, a move that ...
Funk Takes Charge of US Forces in Iraq, Syria ... Resolve in supporting the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in prolonged offensives that culminated ... Ryan Dillon, a task force spokesman, said the headquarters of the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne Corps, led by Townsend, ... Richard Sisk is a reporter for Military.com.
John Johnson, who entered the U.S. Army in 1986, deployed to Iraq in 2007 and served in the Kansas Guard, said Beach looked at things in a similar way as some of Johnson's old-school mentors.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A US contractor received a more than $28 million Army foreign military sales contract to provide 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled (HMMW) vehicles for the government of Iraq, the Department of Defense said in a press ...
International humanitarian law requires military forces to avoid civilian casualties, and U.S. forces are learning that failing to do so can play into the propaganda of their media-savvy enemies.
A still image of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making his first public appearance at a mosque in the center of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted online, July 5, 2014. Iraqi forces are bidding to recapture the mosque in ...
In 2011, another wave of Kurdish troops abandoned the Army and became Peshmerga, especially after the US withdrew its ground forces in the country. Moreover, the third wave begun in June 2014 after the emergence of the IS in Mosul and collapse of the ...
WASHINGTON - Despite capturing 700 videos surrounding an airstrike that may have killed hundreds of civilians, the US military did not know about the reported deaths until more than a week later, a CENTCOM spokesman told reporters Monday. "We look ...
WASHINGTON - An anticipated military escalation in northern Iraq will include up to 300 additional U.S. troops from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, ...
Last Friday, several news outlets reported that perhaps as many as 200 civilians had been killed in a recent U.S. airstrike in Mosul in northern Iraq, where the U.S. is participating in an offensive against the Islamic State. The U.S. coalition has ...
To assist Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS in Iraq, a number of U.S. military personnel have adopted new black uniforms. U.S. military advisers have begun wearing outfits similar to soldiers in Iraq's elite ...
And one of Trump's first military actions was what can only be described as a massacre carried out by Navy SEALs, in which 30 Yemenis were killed; among the children killed was an 8-year-old American girl (whose 16-year-old American brother was killed ...
A non-profit organisation that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding US-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group, called Airwars.org ...



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