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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.

US attacks Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

Iraqi judiciary issues four death penalties to ISIS local leader for involvement in various terrorist crimes.

Iraqi ISIS leader sentenced to death

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.'

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Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

At least three rockets hit Balad air base north of Baghdad, where US contractors are based.

Iraq: Rockets land near US forces and contractors

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.'

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

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

Rocket attacks have regularly targeted Iraq since the US elimination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Two rockets land near Baghdad International Airport

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.

Five rockets fired at Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers

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.

Explosive-laden drone targets U.S. troops in 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.

Reflecting on the Pope’s visit to Iraq

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 sight

Last Jewish doctor in Iraq passes away

Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Attack on Al-Balad base did not cause any casualties or damage inside the base.

Rockets fired toward Iraqi airbase housing US troops

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leader

Pope Francis met with Shia leader Ali al-Sistani, responsible, in part, for driving away ISIS.

Watch: Pope Francis meets Iraq's Shia leaderplayer

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churches

Pope Francis currently visiting Christian centers damaged during ISIS onslaught, trying to bring hope, renewal to local communities.

Watch: Pope visits damaged Iraqi churchesplayer

Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq suspected of shelling US/coalition base, casualties being reported.

Attack on American base in Iraq, casualties reported player

US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

Contractor killed and five others wounded in rocket attack targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region.

US soldier wounded in Iraq rocket attack

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.

Iraqi security forces eliminate senior ISIS commander

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.

Report: Nine dead in air strikes in Iraq

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.

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump

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.

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Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Sources say US considering quickly closing its embassy in Baghdad after series of rocket attacks.

Report: US considering closing Baghdad embassy

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

At least three rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital. No reports of injuries.

Rocket barrage targets US Embassy in Baghdad

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.

Report: Iran instructing allies not to provoke Trump

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.

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

Watch: Defense Secretary announces drawdown in Afghanistan, Iraq

Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller officially announces U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan and Iraq

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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.

Report: Trump to cut US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

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.

The Mullahs and the defeat of the “Great Satan”

'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.'

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

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'.

Former Iraqi PM: We can't defend ourselves; we need US forcesplayer

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.

Trump, Pentagon to announce troop reduction in Iraq, Afghanistanplayer

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.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'

Iraqi journalist says Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey all consider parts of Iraq to be their lebensraum.

'Israel will liberate Tehran before Iran liberates Jerusalem'player

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.

Rocket hits Baghdad's Green Zone in broad daylight

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.

Iraqi security forces raid Iranian-backed militia's headquarters

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.

Jewish heritage sites in Syria and Iraq have been destroyed

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.

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

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.

June 1, 1941: The Farhoud Pogrom remembered

Report: ISIS leader arrested in Iraq

Abdul Nasser Qardash, one of the leaders of the Islamic State group, reportedly arrested by Iraqi security forces.

Report: ISIS leader arrested 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.

Three rockets hit near US Embassy in Iraq

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.

Three US soldiers wounded in Iraq rocket attack

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.

US hits Iran-backed militia in Iraq