Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistan

Senior Pentagon official tells Fox News that Trump will announce reduction in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2020, 7:42 AM
Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

As Jewish population of Iraq and Iraqi-Kurdistan dwindles, some look to preserve Iraq's Jewish heritage.Qassim Khidir, AFP, 9/7/2020, 10:41 AM
'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

Iraqi journalist says Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey all consider parts of Iraq to be their lebensraum.Mordechai Sones, 7/30/2020, 2:58 PM
Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

Rare daytime rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Iraq.Elad Benari, 7/20/2020, 2:07 AM
Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

Iraqi security forces raid headquarters belonging to the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, seize rockets and detain commanders.Elad Benari, 6/26/2020, 5:04 AM
Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed, report says

Nearly half the Jewish sites in Syria have been ruined. The fate of most Iraqi sites is unknown.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/8/2020, 8:23 AM
Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Report: 4 Jewish sites in Iraq require "urgent" action for preservation

Jewish Cultural Heritage Initiative releases report on 368 Jewish heritage sites in Iraq and Syria, viability of preservation efforts.Gary Willig, 6/4/2020, 7:07 PM
June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

Virtually all Jews living in Arab lands for centuries were forced out after Israel’s establishment, but Iraq's pogrom is pre-state. Op-ed.Ron Jager, 6/1/2020, 11:56 AM
Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Abdul Nasser Qardash, one of the leaders of the Islamic State group, reportedly arrested by Iraqi security forces.Elad Benari, 5/20/2020, 11:12 PM
Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

At least three rockets strike Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone which houses the US Embassy.Elad Benari, 3/18/2020, 6:09 AM
Three US soldiers wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Three US soldiers wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Three American troops and several Iraqi forces wounded in rocket attack targeting the Taji base north of Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 5:27 AM
US hits Iran-backed militia in Iraq

US hits Iran-backed militia in Iraq

US strikes five weapons storage facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia in retaliation for rocket attack on a base north of Baghdad.Elad Benari, 3/13/2020, 1:04 AM
US and British soldier killed in Iraq rocket attack

US and British soldier killed in Iraq rocket attack

Three killed in rocket attack on Iraqi military base. Hours later, retaliatory strikes target pro-Iranian militia in neighboring Syria.Elad Benari, 3/12/2020, 1:06 AM
Iraq halts travel to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

Iraq halts travel to Iran amid coronavirus outbreak

Iraqi authorities issue restrictions on travel to Iran after several cases of coronavirus are detected in that country.Elad Benari, 2/21/2020, 6:38 AM
Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Multiple rockets hit near US embassy in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2020, 4:29 AM
109 US troops suffer brain injuries from Iran attack on Iraqi base

109 US troops suffer brain injuries from Iran attack on Iraqi base

US officials say military is preparing to report a jump in cases of traumatic brain injury from Iran missile attack on base in Iraq.Ben Ariel, 2/11/2020, 1:29 AM
'We may target US economic interests outside Iraq'

'We may target US economic interests outside Iraq'

Says militia has missile capability to impose war of attrition against US forcing it to leave Iraq, when the 'coffins start coming back'.Mordechai Sones, 2/10/2020, 9:16 PM
Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad

Three rockets directly hit US embassy in Iraq's capital, wounding one, according to security source.Elad Benari, 1/27/2020, 2:34 AM
ANALYSIS: Is the US losing Iraq after Soleimani's assassination?

ANALYSIS: Is the US losing Iraq after Soleimani's assassination?

After elimination of top Iranian military leaders in Baghdad, Iraq increasingly aligning itself with Iran - and against American interests.Yochanan Visser, 1/26/2020, 6:40 PM
34 US troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iran attack

34 US troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iran attack

Pentagon reveals that 34 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes on base in Iraq.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 1/24/2020, 8:59 PM
Report: Hezbollah base attacked in Iraq

Report: Hezbollah base attacked in Iraq

Arab media report an unidentified aircraft attacked a military base of Hezbollah-affiliated militia in al-Qa'im, Iraq.Elad Benari, 1/24/2020, 12:08 AM
Additional US troops flown out of Iraq following Iranian attack

Additional US troops flown out of Iraq following Iranian attack

Additional US troops to be evaluated for potential concussion injuries from January 8 Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases.Ben Ariel, 1/22/2020, 2:41 AM
Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Report: Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad

Security sources say three rockets hit high-security Green Zone in Iraqi capital.Elad Benari, 1/20/2020, 11:55 PM
2 dead, dozens wounded as anti-government protests resume in Iraq

2 dead, dozens wounded as anti-government protests resume in Iraq

Police officers killed, dozens of protesters wounded in Iraq as anti-government demonstrations flare up again.David Rosenberg, 1/20/2020, 2:30 PM
11 US soldiers were injured in Iranian missile attack

11 US soldiers were injured in Iranian missile attack

11 US soldiers suffered brain injuries in last week’s Iranian missile strike on two Iraqi bases, army says.Ben Ariel, 1/17/2020, 5:17 AM
As Iraqi cleric calls for mass protests against US some Iraqis refuse out of fear of Iran

As Iraqi cleric calls for mass protests against US some Iraqis refuse out of fear of Iran

'If US troops are expelled now, we as protesters will be the biggest losers, as Iranian-backed militias will kill all of us in days.'Sara Rubenstein, 1/16/2020, 8:59 PM
Four wounded in rocket attack on Iraqi air base

Four wounded in rocket attack on Iraqi air base

Four members of Iraq’s military wounded in rocket attack targeting Baghdad air base where American trainers are present.Elad Benari, 1/12/2020, 11:59 PM
Report: Israeli intelligence helped kill Soleimani

Report: Israeli intelligence helped kill Soleimani

CIA confirmed location of top Iranian general with aid of Israeli intelligence before airstrike in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2020, 7:50 AM
The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

The Persian Puzzle: Iran, Iraq, and the United States

What a trove of leaked Iranian cables tells us about Iran’s influence in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2020, 4:29 PM
Report: 8 dead in Israeli airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border

Report: 8 dead in Israeli airstrikes on Iraq-Syria border

Observer group claims eight pro-Iranian fighters killed in Israeli bombings in Syria near Iraqi border. Death toll expected to rise.David Rosenberg, 1/10/2020, 11:22 AM
Report: Israel attacked weapons truck on Iraq-Syria border

Report: Israel attacked weapons truck on Iraq-Syria border

Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese network reports Israeli planes attacked weapons truck near Al Bukamal, on Iraq-Syria border.Elad Benari, 1/10/2020, 4:56 AM
The intel that helped US absorb Iran's attack

The intel that helped US absorb Iran's attack

NYT says US intel exposed Tehran revenge plan for Soleimani killing, military evacuated troops to safety and missiles only hit empty hangarsMordechai Sones, 1/9/2020, 12:29 PM
'Iranian attack was intended to kill US personnel'

'Iranian attack was intended to kill US personnel'

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says Iran intended to kill US personnel as well as cause major damage in missile attack in Iraq.Elad Benari, 1/9/2020, 1:04 AM
Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Rockets land in Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Two rockets land in high-security enclave in Baghdad which houses the US Embassy. No casualties.Elad Benari, 1/8/2020, 11:11 PM
FAA orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors

FAA orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors

Federal Aviation Administration orders US airlines to avoid flying over Iran and its neighbors, additional airlines follow suit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2020, 12:48 PM
US Amb. Friedman: No reports of US casualties following Iranian strike

US Amb. Friedman: No reports of US casualties following Iranian strike

'Initial assessments are positive, our military is the strongest in the world,' Amb. David Friedman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2020, 11:54 AM
Iran launches ballistic missiles at US forces in Iraq

Iran launches ballistic missiles at US forces in Iraq

Pentagon: Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US forces in Iraq. Iran says it is revenge for Soleimani's death.Elad Benari, 1/8/2020, 6:34 AM
Trump: Now isn't the right time to leave Iraq

Trump: Now isn't the right time to leave Iraq

US President says withdrawal of troops from Iraq at this time would be "the worst thing that could happen to Iraq".Elad Benari, 1/7/2020, 11:40 PM
Former PM Ehud Barak calls Trump unpredictability 'challenge for Iran'

Former PM Ehud Barak calls Trump unpredictability 'challenge for Iran'

'The man is absolutely unpredictable, and the Iranians, artists when it comes to evaluating enemies, are having a hard time with this enemy'Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2020, 6:19 PM
Top US general: Letter on withdrawal from Iraq was a 'mistake'

Top US general: Letter on withdrawal from Iraq was a 'mistake'

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says letter that was leaked to the media was a draft that should not have been released.Elad Benari, 1/7/2020, 12:03 AM
US Defense Secretary: There has been no decision to leave Iraq

US Defense Secretary: There has been no decision to leave Iraq

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper denies reports that the US-led international coalition fighting ISIS has decided to withdraw from Iraq.Elad Benari, 1/6/2020, 11:12 PM
US-led anti-ISIS coalition to withdraw from Iraq

US-led anti-ISIS coalition to withdraw from Iraq

Anti-ISIS coalition to abide by Iraqi parliamentary vote to expel US troops from the country.Gary Willig, 1/6/2020, 10:30 PM
Former ambassador to Iraq on future of US-Iran diplomatic efforts

Former ambassador to Iraq on future of US-Iran diplomatic efforts

Reaction and analysis from former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2020, 12:12 PM
Mortars hit Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Mortars hit Baghdad's 'Green Zone'

Two mortar rounds hit area which houses embassies, including the US embassy.Ben Ariel, 1/5/2020, 1:33 AM
Top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani eliminated in Iraq

Top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani eliminated in Iraq

Qassem Soleimani, head of the IRGC's Quds Force, eliminated in US drone strike at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.Elad Benari, 1/3/2020, 7:00 AM
Trump vows US Embassy attack in Iraq 'will not be a Benghazi'

Trump vows US Embassy attack in Iraq 'will not be a Benghazi'

President says situation has been handled 'very well' with dispatch of nearly 100 Marines to compound in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2020, 9:25 AM
Khamenei blames US for violence in Iraq

Khamenei blames US for violence in Iraq

Iran’s Supreme Leader lashes out at Trump for saying Iran orchestrated violence at embassy in Baghdad: You cannot do a damn thing.Elad Benari, 1/2/2020, 6:02 AM
Pompeo and Netanyahu reaffirm 'unbreakable bonds' between US and Israel

Pompeo and Netanyahu reaffirm 'unbreakable bonds' between US and Israel

Secretary of State and PM Netanyahu speak for the second time in two days.Elad Benari, 1/1/2020, 11:32 PM
Trump on war with Iran: I don't see that happening

Trump on war with Iran: I don't see that happening

US President says he doesn't believe a war with Iran is on the horizon.Elad Benari, 1/1/2020, 4:54 AM
Trump warns Iran following riots at Iraqi embassy

Trump warns Iran following riots at Iraqi embassy

Trump on Twitter: Iran will pay a very big price! This is not a warning, it is a threat.Elad Benari, 12/31/2019, 11:28 PM
Analysis: Did US change Iran policy over Iraq?

Analysis: Did US change Iran policy over Iraq?

Confrontation between US, Iran escalates after Shiite militia kills US contractor, prompting massive American response.Yochanan Visser, 12/31/2019, 8:50 PM
Trump: Iran is behind attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Trump: Iran is behind attack on US embassy in Baghdad

President Trump accuses Iran of orchestrating assault on US embassy in Iraq, as rioters set fire to compound.David Rosenberg, 12/31/2019, 2:36 PM
Rioters storm US embassy in Iraq, setting compound on fire and forcing ambassador to flee

Rioters storm US embassy in Iraq, setting compound on fire and forcing ambassador to flee

Shots fired as thousands of rioters break into US embassy in Baghdad, protesting recent US airstrikes against Iran-backed militia group.David Rosenberg, 12/31/2019, 2:16 PM
Iraq condemns US air strikes against Iranian-backed militias

Iraq condemns US air strikes against Iranian-backed militias

Iraq's National Security Council says it will "reconsider" working with US-led coalition following air strikes.Elad Benari, 12/31/2019, 4:41 AM
After bombing pro-Iran militia bases in Syria and Iraq, US hints at future strikes

After bombing pro-Iran militia bases in Syria and Iraq, US hints at future strikes

25 pro-Iranian militia members killed after US F-15s bomb targets in Syria and Iraq. US hints at future attacks on Iranian-backed targets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 2:02 PM
US bombs headquarters of pro-Iran group in Iraq

US bombs headquarters of pro-Iran group in Iraq

US bombs headquarters of Kata'ib Hizbollah group after a series of attacks in Iraq against American interests.Elad Benari, 12/30/2019, 12:00 AM
Report: 5 killed in attack on Iranian-backed militia in Syria

Report: 5 killed in attack on Iranian-backed militia in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports five dead in missile strike near the town of Al Bukamal along the Syria-Iraq border.Elad Benari, 12/26/2019, 12:05 AM