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Australian IS recruiter Neil Prakash ‘killed in Iraq’ – BBC News


BBC News

Australian IS recruiter Neil Prakash 'killed in Iraq'
BBC News
An Australian man considered a senior recruiter for so-called Islamic State (IS) has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, Australia's government says. Attorney-General George Brandis said US officials had confirmed Neil Prakash was killed in Mosul
ISIS Operative From Australia Is Killed in Iraq Airstrike, Officials SayNew York Times
Australia's Top ISIS Recruiter Has Been Killed in Iraq, Officials SayTIME
Australia's Top ISIS Recruiter Killed in US Air Strike in IraqNewsweek
Hindustan Times –Economic Times –The Guardian
all 76 news articles »

Posted on 5 May 2016 | 9:37 am

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed – Fox News


Fox News

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed
Fox News
RAMADI, Iraq – This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation. A building that housed a pool hall and
AP Exclusive: Satellite imagery of Iraq's Ramadi shows cost of liberation from Islamic State group is the city itselfWashington Post
Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high costThe Hindu

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Posted on 5 May 2016 | 6:24 am

US|Another Combat Death in Iraq May Presage Future US Role – New York Times


NavyTimes.com

US|Another Combat Death in Iraq May Presage Future US Role
New York Times
Petty Officer Keating, a decorated member of the SEALs who served both in Iraq and in Afghanistan, was a track star from Arizona and the grandson of a disgraced banker jailed in the 1990s for his role in the savings and loan scandal. As the third
Navy SEAL killed by ISIS fire in Iraq identifiedNavyTimes.com
Rescue Mission in Iraq Led to US Navy SEAL's DeathWall Street Journal
Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was trying to rescue othersCBS News
PBS NewsHour –Chicago Tribune –Honolulu Star-Advertiser
all 1,098 news articles »

Posted on 5 May 2016 | 1:05 am

US Worried Political Chaos in Iraq Will Hurt IS Fight – Voice of America


Voice of America

US Worried Political Chaos in Iraq Will Hurt IS Fight
Voice of America
The Obama administration says Iraq needs a stable, central government to help push back Islamic State militants, who still occupy large swaths of the country. The country has long been divided among sectarian lines, including Kurdish, Sunni and Shi'ite.

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Posted on 5 May 2016 | 12:08 am

Iraq Reconciliation Requires American Help – The National Interest Online (blog)


The National Interest Online (blog)

Iraq Reconciliation Requires American Help
The National Interest Online (blog)
Three years of engagement with Sunni Arab Iraqis, analysis of Sunni Iraqi media and a recent trip to Baghdad with former ambassador Ryan Crocker's Task Force for the Future of Iraq have convinced me of two things. First, most Sunni and a number of Shia …
Iraq Prime Minister Calls for Unity Amid Political CrisisWall Street Journal
Another Troop Death: The Evolution of US Engagement in IraqABC News
The White House's Iraq delusionWashington Post
Newsweek –International Business Times –WND.com
all 115 news articles »

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 11:07 pm

Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Iraq – Department of Defense


Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 4, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 2:20 pm

Iraq’s all-female combat unit seeks revenge on Islamic State – Reuters


Reuters

Iraq's all-female combat unit seeks revenge on Islamic State
Reuters
Dressed in military fatigues, the 21-year-old is now part of an all-female unit in the Kurdish peshmerga forces, which have played an important role in pushing back Islamic State in northern Iraq. The killing and enslaving of thousands from Iraq's

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:30 pm

166000 troops didn’t fix Iraq. 250 won’t fix Syria: Column – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

166000 troops didn't fix Iraq. 250 won't fix Syria: Column
USA TODAY
When President Obama announced he'd commit more special operations forces in Syria and Iraq, I was not surprised. Likewise, I was saddened but not surprised by the news that a member of the military's “advise and assist” team had been killed by the …
Britain could send hundreds more troops to IraqTelegraph.co.uk
More British troops will be sent to Iraq to fight ISIS, Defence Secretary announcesMirror.co.uk
Iraq's political chaos makes Canada's war there trickier: WalkomToronto Star
National Post –Daily Mail –BBC News
all 103 news articles »

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:35 am

US Navy Seal killed in ‘direct fire’ from ISIL in Iraq – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

US Navy Seal killed in 'direct fire' from ISIL in Iraq
Aljazeera.com
A US Navy Seal has been killed in battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – the third American death in Iraq since Washington launched a campaign against the group. A US defense official told the AFP news agency on Tuesday that the …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:28 am

Iraq Cleric’s Moves Test Political Order – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Iraq Cleric's Moves Test Political Order
Wall Street Journal
But the breach is putting intense strain on the fragile democracy established in Iraq after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Obama administration officials are concerned the situation could deteriorate just as the U.S. prepares for a critical military
The Man At The Center Of Iraq's Political StormNPR
A renegade Shi'ite cleric is poised to be Iraq's next kingmakerBusiness Insider
How the 'Green Zone' Helped Destroy IraqPOLITICO Magazine
USA TODAY –Washington Post –New York Times
all 1,206 news articles »

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 9:10 pm

Breaking news on Iraq – breakingnews.com

Australia’s most dangerous known Islamic State militant killed in US air strike in Iraq, official says – AP

Australia’s most dangerous known Islamic State militant killed in US air strike in Iraq, official says – AP

Posted on 5 May 2016 | 12:40 am

US military officer: Navy Seal killed in Iraq was part of rescue team moved in to help American military advisers who came under attack – AP

US military officer: Navy Seal killed in Iraq was part of rescue team moved in to help American military advisers who came under attack – AP

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 4:31 pm

Indiana University ‘deeply saddened’ by death of former student-athlete Charles Keating, SEAL who died in Iraq

Indiana University ‘deeply saddened’ by death of former student-athlete Charles Keating, SEAL who died in Iraq

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:45 am

Navy Seal killed in Iraq identified as Charlie Keating, grandson of Arizona financier involved in savings and loan scandal, uncle says – AP, AZ Central

Navy Seal killed in Iraq identified as Charlie Keating, grandson of Arizona financier involved in savings and loan scandal, uncle says – AP, AZ Central

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:45 pm

White House says President Obama briefed on death of Navy SEAL in Iraq, calls it ‘a vivid reminder’ of risks US military personnel taking in Iraq – @markknoller

White House says President Obama briefed on death of Navy SEAL in Iraq, calls it ‘a vivid reminder’ of risks US military personnel taking in Iraq – @markknoller

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 6:54 pm

US defense official: US serviceman killed by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq was a Navy Seal – Reuters

US defense official: US serviceman killed by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq was a Navy Seal – Reuters

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:32 pm

Statement: Coalition service member killed by ‘enemy fire’ in Iraq – @wgdunlop

Statement: Coalition service member killed by ‘enemy fire’ in Iraq – @wgdunlop

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:21 am

18 PKK Kurdish militants killed in air strikes by Turkish military in northern Iraq, military sources say – Reuters

18 PKK Kurdish militants killed in air strikes by Turkish military in northern Iraq, military sources say – Reuters

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 9:16 am

US State Department says it will refrain from trying to characterize Iraqi protests; says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reforms are for ‘good of the country’ – @HannahAllam

US State Department says it will refrain from trying to characterize Iraqi protests; says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s reforms are for ‘good of the country’ – @HannahAllam

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 6:46 pm

Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of revered Shiite imam – AP

Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of revered Shiite imam – AP

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 10:57 am