The United States is reducing its troop presence in Iraq this month from 5,200 to 3,000, the top American commander for the Middle East said Wednesday.
Human rights monitors sounded the alarm over a recent spike in assassinations targeting civil rights activists in Iraq's south on Thursday, ahead of a much-anticipated meeting between the prime minister and the U.S. president as part of ongoing strategic talks.
In Iraq’s oil-rich south, the scorching summer months pose painful new choices in the age of the coronavirus: stay at home in the sweltering heat with electricity cut off for hours, or go out and risk the virus.
Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. presence in Iraq.
The head of Iran's maritime and ports association said Friday an Iranian cargo ship sank in Iraqi waters.
The Islamic State group in an audio message blasted Iraq’s new prime minister, calling him an “American agent."
Iraq's military said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government and home to the American Embassy.
Iraq's military said five security force members and a civilian were killed early Friday in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes launched hours after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen at a base north of Baghdad.
A new watchtower rose over an American military base in northern Iraq, and cranes lifted hefty slabs of concrete to reinforce the barricades in beefed-up protections.
The spotlight on brain injuries suffered by American troops in Iraq this month is an example of America's episodic attention to this invisible war wound.