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Top general: US mulling ‘long-term commitment’ in Iraq – CNN


CNN

Top general: US mulling 'long-term commitment' in Iraq
CNN
Joseph Dunford said that both the US and NATO have begun discussions with Iraq about the possibility. "We have, as has NATO, begun a dialogue about a long term commitment to grow the capacity, maintain the capacity of Iraqi Security Forces, but no …
Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, SyriaReuters
There Were Two Major Victories Against ISIS in Iraq and SyriaNew York Magazine
Iraq retakes Mosul airport; 'ISIS is now trapped,' US envoy saysfox6now.com
KHQ Right Now –Washington Post –New York Times
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:55 pm

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS
Minneapolis Star Tribune
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq — Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, where
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, IraqDepartment of Defense
Iraqi Forces Recapture ISIS-Held Mosul Airport Under Fire: State TVNBCNews.com
Fierce clashes as US-backed forces battle ISIS for airportCBS News
The Guardian –Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 9:31 pm

ISIS ‘poised to go broke in Iraq, Syria’ – WND.com


WND.com

ISIS 'poised to go broke in Iraq, Syria'
WND.com
Cheryl K. Chumley is a journalist, columnist, public speaker and author of "The Devil in DC." and "Police State USA: How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming our Reality." She is also a journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation in Washington, D.C

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:30 pm

Documentary on local Iraq vets screening at War Memorial – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Documentary on local Iraq vets screening at War Memorial
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A documentary about two Wisconsin Iraq War veterans who walked from Milwaukee to Los Angeles in 2013 will be screened March 9 at the War Memorial. "Almost Sunrise" tells the story of Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss, who decided to go on the …

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 10:08 pm

ISIS Says British Militant Carried Out Suicide Attack in Iraq – New York Times


New York Times

ISIS Says British Militant Carried Out Suicide Attack in Iraq
New York Times
LONDON — They called him Abu Zakariya al-Britani — the surname means “the Briton” — and they say he blew himself up on Monday in an attack at a village southwest of Mosul, Iraq. The claim, in a communiqué from the Islamic State, immediately revived …
Iraq suicide bomber was former detainee at Guantanamo BayUPI.com
British ISIS suicide bomber who blew himself up in Iraq 'used taxpayers' money to fund terror'Mirror.co.uk
Isis bomber Jamal al-Harith: from Manchester to Iraq via GuantánamoThe Guardian
Reuters –KETV Omaha –New York Post
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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 9:21 pm

Unsatisfied With Oil Prices, Iraq Calls For New OPEC Meeting – OilPrice.com


Unsatisfied With Oil Prices, Iraq Calls For New OPEC Meeting
OilPrice.com
Iraq thinks that OPEC should hold a new meeting to discuss the cartel's oil production cuts, given the fact that the current oil prices are still below expected levels, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The price of oil is still below

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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 7:37 pm

Far from Brooklyn, Iraq’s hipsters declare war on poor dress sense – Reuters


Reuters

Far from Brooklyn, Iraq's hipsters declare war on poor dress sense
Reuters
But rather than the hipster neighborhoods of New York or London, this is Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region – just 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the grim battle to drive Islamic State fighters from their last bastion in the country. Although

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Posted on 22 February 2017 | 1:42 pm

The War in Iraq: Why? – New York Times


New York Times

The War in Iraq: Why?
New York Times
Phil Klay writes powerfully of the values that guide American military forces in combat in Iraq (“What We're Fighting For,” Sunday Review, Feb. 12). Our fighting men and women are indeed brave and honorable. Yet their valor and the exercise of

Posted on 21 February 2017 | 8:49 pm

New Trump Adviser HR McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq – NPR


NPR

New Trump Adviser HR McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq
NPR
In April 1991, I met a young U.S. Army captain in the moonscape of southern Iraq. He was frustrated. Just weeks earlier, the officer and his troops had been part of the wave of U.S. forces that drove Saddam Hussein's Iraqi military out of Kuwait. The
3 Generals Bound by Iraq Will Guide Trump on SecurityNew York Times
General McMaster's Appointment Might Mean 'More US Forces in Iraq and Syria'Sputnik International

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Posted on 21 February 2017 | 3:59 pm

Jim Mattis to Baghdad: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’ – New York Times


New York Times

Jim Mattis to Baghdad: 'We're Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody's Oil'
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, on the first visit by a senior Trump administration official to Iraq, worked on Monday to repair breaches of trust with Iraq's leaders caused by his boss just as the two sides began a major offensive to oust the
Iraq Is a Huge Opportunity for TrumpWall Street Journal (subscription)
Trump's defense chief, in Iraq, says: We're not here for your oilCNBC
'We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil': Pentagon chief arrives in Iraq with a message of cooperationWashington Post
Newsweek –Chicago Tribune
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Posted on 20 February 2017 | 7:46 am

Iraq – BingNews

Report: Corruption in Iraq Allowing Islamic State to ‘Seep Back’ into Liberated Areas

Rampant corruption among Iraq’s security forces and law enforcement officials is making it possible for Islamic State jihadists to return to areas it once controlled as it loses territory in Mosul, reports the Washington Post (WaPo). “The Islamic …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 7:19 pm

Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America’s top general said on Thursday. The remarks by Marine …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:25 pm

U.S. generals want elevated talks with Russia about Iraq and Syria operations because of aerial collision fears

BAGHDAD — Senior U.S. military officials want to elevate talks with Russia about air operations over Iraq and Syria, an effort that is meant to protect pilots from collisions but complicated by concerns at the Pentagon that doing so will make it look …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:06 am

Iraq suicide bomber was former detainee at Guantanamo Bay

Feb. 22 (UPI) –Family members identified the Islamic State militant who blew himself up in a suicide bombing at an army base in Mosul, Iraq, this week as a former Guantanamo Bay detainee. Family members of Abu-Zakariya al-Britani confirmed his identity …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:17 am

Lawyer who helped Guantanamo Bay prisoners win multi-million pound settlements could be struck-off for ‘misconduct’ over the discredited Iraq war claims against the British Army

A lawyer who helped the former prisoners of Guantanamo Bay win huge payouts from the government could be struck off by a professional tribunal. Sapna Malik faces allegations of misconduct over now discredited claims against the British Army for its …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:34 am

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city’s airport, where they took control of the …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 1:25 am

Iraq retakes Mosul airport; ‘ISIS is now trapped,’ US envoy says

(CNN)Iraqi forces have regained control of the airport in Mosul, part of a monthslong operation to push ISIS militants from the key city. The airport — largely destroyed by ISIS forces — is now fully under Iraqi Federal Police control, said Col.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 12:05 am

3 Generals Bound by Iraq Will Guide Trump on Security

WASHINGTON — At one point or another, they each strode the sands of Iraq, fighting on the unforgiving battlefield of America’s costliest war since Vietnam. Now all three will sit around the table in the White House Situation Room, steering a new …

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 4:34 am

Reports: ISIS suicide bomber in Iraq was ex-Gitmo detainee

Iraqi forces consolidate their positions after blasting their way to the southern edge of Mosul in an assault Baghdad and its partners hope will spell the doom of the jihadist “caliphate”. Iraqi forces backed by jets and gunships have retaken Al-Buseif, a …

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 2:18 am

New Trump Adviser H.R. McMaster Faces An Old Challenge — Iraq

In April 1991, I met a young U.S. Army captain in the moonscape of southern Iraq. He was frustrated. Just weeks earlier, the officer and his troops had been part of the wave of U.S. forces that drove Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi military out of Kuwait.

Posted on 20 February 2017 | 9:59 pm