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Behind the escalation between the Iranian mullahs and the US

Behind the escalation between the Iranian mullahs and the US

Pres. Biden, who has prioritized ending US involvement in conflict zones, faces a new crisis in Iraq that could cause US casualties. Op-ed..Dr. Salem AlKetbi , 19/07/2021 16:00
Report: IRGC commander urged Iraqi militias to attack US targets

Report: IRGC commander urged Iraqi militias to attack US targets

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander urged Iraqi Shiite militias to step up attacks on US targets during a meeting in Baghdad.Elad Benari, 14/07/2021 06:38
At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in Iraq

At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in Iraq

At least 39 people killed in fire in coronavirus ward in hospital in the southern city of Nasiryah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 00:31
Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon concerned over attacks in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon says it is deeply concerned about attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria in recent days.Elad Benari, 09/07/2021 06:13
Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Rockets fired at US embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets fired at US embassy inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone.Elad Benari, 08/07/2021 03:43
Explosive-laden drone hits Iraqi airport

Explosive-laden drone hits Iraqi airport

Drone aimed at US base attacks Erbil airport in northern Iraq. No injuries or damages reported.Elad Benari, 07/07/2021 03:05
Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Drone intercepted near US embassy in Baghdad

Drone shot down near US embassy in Baghdad. No injuries reported.Elad Benari, 06/07/2021 01:13
Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership

Iraq: Anti-Iranian group eyeing country's premiership

The political movement of Shiite cleric who led an uprising against U.S. forces in Iraq is vying for the country's top appointments.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 11:47
Blinken: US strikes on pro-Iran targets should send a strong message

Blinken: US strikes on pro-Iran targets should send a strong message

US Secretary of State says strikes on pro-Iran fighters in Iraq and Syria should deter those fighters from attacking US forces.Elad Benari, 29/06/2021 06:12
Shells fired at US base in eastern Syria

Shells fired at US base in eastern Syria

Pro-Iranian militias fire shells at US base in eastern Syria following US air strikes against pro-Iran targets in Syria and Iraq.Elad Benari, 29/06/2021 03:07
US attacks Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

US attacks Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

US military carries out air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria in response to drone attacks against US targets.Elad Benari, 28/06/2021 02:30
Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi judiciary issues four death penalties to ISIS local leader for involvement in various terrorist crimes.Elad Benari, 22/06/2021 06:15
Watch: Iraqi militia leader vows to drive out Americans, hints at drone strikes

Watch: Iraqi militia leader vows to drive out Americans, hints at drone strikes

Iran-backed Iraqi militia leader said the Americans would 'soon find out their presence was not worth the price.'MEMRI, 14/06/2021 20:18
Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

At least three rockets hit Balad air base north of Baghdad, where US contractors are based.Elad Benari, 10/06/2021 03:09
Iraqi leader: Shiites killed Americans, Al-Qaeda blew up Iraqis

Iraqi leader: Shiites killed Americans, Al-Qaeda blew up Iraqis

Militia leader said all American GIs killed in the country by Shiite forces while Sunni terror groups 'blew up local schools and markets.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 14:28
Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Rocket attacks have regularly targeted Iraq since the US elimination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.Elad Benari, 03/05/2021 04:28
Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

Two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers wounded in latest attack on Balad airbase north of Baghdad.Elad Benari, 19/04/2021 02:03
Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials report: Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in Iraq

Kurdish officials in Iraq announced a drone attack on an airport base housing US troops. No injuries reported.Eitan Divinsky, 15/04/2021 08:06
Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq in March is historic It is the first of its kind, reflecitng his belief in human brotherhood. Op-ed.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 23/03/2021 13:00
Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

Death of doctor known as 'healer of the poor' in Iraq means only three Jews left

With the death of 61-year-old Thafer Fuad Elyahou, only three Jews remain in Iraq, and the tragic end of a historic community is in sightDan Verbin, 17/03/2021 02:44
Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Attack on Al-Balad base did not cause any casualties or damage inside the base.Elad Benari, 16/03/2021 03:09
Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Pope Francis met with Shia leader Ali al-Sistani, responsible, in part, for driving away ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2021 21:31
Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Pope Francis currently visiting Christian centers damaged during ISIS onslaught, trying to bring hope, renewal to local communities.i24NEWS, 07/03/2021 16:12
Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq suspected of shelling US/coalition base, casualties being reported.i24NEWS, 03/03/2021 11:44
US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Contractor killed and five others wounded in rocket attack targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region.Elad Benari, 16/02/2021 05:35
Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

The elimination comes a week after a twin suicide bombing by ISIS jihadists killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 100.Ben Ariel, 29/01/2021 05:06
Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

Arab media reports US air strikes targeted Iraqi army and Shiite militias near Baghdad. US official: There were no US strikes in the area.Elad Benari, 19/01/2021 02:27
Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

Warrant issued as part of investigation into elimination of top Iraqi commander in the same strike in which Soleimani was eliminated.Elad Benari, 08/01/2021 05:35
IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF downplays Syria threat, warns of attack from Yemen or Iraq

IDF Brigadier General says that while Israel has focused on Iranian militants in Syria, an attack from Iraq or Yemen is far more likely.ILTV, 28/12/2020 13:01
Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Sources say US considering quickly closing its embassy in Baghdad after series of rocket attacks.Elad Benari, 24/12/2020 06:06
Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

At least three rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.Elad Benari, 21/12/2020 00:09
Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

Officials in Iraq say Iran has instructed its allies in Middle East to avoid provoking tensions with the US before Trump leaves office.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/11/2020 21:24
One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

One child dead in rocket attack on Baghdad's Green Zone

Five rockets strike Iraq’s capital Baghdad, with four of them landing inside Green Zone where US embassy is located.Elad Benari, 18/11/2020 00:32
Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller officially announces U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan and IraqArutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2020 21:49
Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Trump administration expected to cut number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in Trump's final weeks in office.Ben Ariel, 17/11/2020 05:11
The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

The mullahs' relationship with the US is an extreme example of disinformation and political deception. Opinion.Dr. Salem AlKetbi, 16/10/2020 04:00
'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Israel can't be destroyed; most Iraqis would support peace with Israel'

'Arab politicians can no longer say that they will destroy Israel and throw it into the sea, because Israel has become so powerful.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2020 13:12
Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need presence of American, foreign forces

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi calls Iraqi army 'entirely ineffective'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2020 08:34
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, 09/09/2020 07:42
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, 07/09/2020 10:41
'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, 30/07/2020 14:58
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, 20/07/2020 02:07
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, 26/06/2020 05:04
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, 08/06/2020 08:23
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, 04/06/2020 19:07
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, 01/06/2020 11:56
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, 20/05/2020 23:12
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, 18/03/2020 06:09
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, 15/03/2020 05:27
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, 13/03/2020 01:04
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, 12/03/2020 01:06
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, 21/02/2020 06:38
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, 16/02/2020 04:29
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, 11/02/2020 01:29
'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, 10/02/2020 21:16
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, 27/01/2020 02:34
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, 26/01/2020 18:40