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Obama’s defense chief doesn’t see big changes in Iraq campaign – Reuters


Reuters

Obama's defense chief doesn't see big changes in Iraq campaign
Reuters
Obama's defense chief doesn't see big changes in Iraq campaign. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron. WASHINGTON …

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 10:48 pm

St. Petersburg Marine wounded in Iraq claims Corps turned back on him – WFLA


WFLA

St. Petersburg Marine wounded in Iraq claims Corps turned back on him
WFLA
Because Peter Nolan was in the Marine Reserves when he was called up to fight in Iraq, his lawyer says a different set of rules applies to him. As a gunnery Sgt. driving a 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle, Peter Nolan fought his way from Kuwait to

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 10:17 pm

Saudi Arabia beat Iraq to strengthen World Cup hope – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Saudi Arabia beat Iraq to strengthen World Cup hope
Al-Arabiya
Saudi Arabia beat Iraq 1-0 in the third round of the World Cup group stage qualifiers at King Abdallah Sports City in Jeddah, maintaining their lead in Group B. Yahya Al Shehri scored Saudi Arabia's sole goal in the 53rd minute, while Nawaf Al-Abid and …

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 7:23 pm

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes – Washington Post


Washington Post

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in US strikes
Washington Post
MOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient
US denies changing rules for civilian deaths despite recent atrocity in IraqNew York Daily News
Trump: US troops 'fighting like never before' in IraqCNN
US Commander Says 'Fair Chance' US Had a Role in Iraq DeathsWall Street Journal (subscription)
ReliefWeb –Reason (blog) –CBS News
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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 6:47 pm

Too soon? Vets want national monument for Iraq, Afghanistan wars – The San Diego Union-Tribune


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Too soon? Vets want national monument for Iraq, Afghanistan wars
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Moulton, who served in Iraq as a Marine, said his World War II veteran grandfather never got to visit that war's national monument. “I want to make sure that that's not the case for so many war on terrorism veterans,” he said. “So we've got to get this

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 6:45 pm

Operation Inherent Resolve: Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq, March 28, 2017 – eNews Park Forest


eNews Park Forest

Operation Inherent Resolve: Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq, March 28, 2017
eNews Park Forest
SOUTHWEST ASIA–(ENEWSPF)– March 28, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 72 engagements against ISIS targets yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force …
Fears of Islamic State's Long Game Persist as Caliphate CrumblesVoice of America

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 4:45 pm

US to Send More Troops to Iraq, as Pentagon Probes Reports of Hundreds of Civilian Casualties – Democracy Now!


Democracy Now!

US to Send More Troops to Iraq, as Pentagon Probes Reports of Hundreds of Civilian Casualties
Democracy Now!
The Pentagon announced Monday it will be sending at least 240 more U.S. soldiers to northern Iraq within the next 36 hours. The troops are from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Heavy fighting continues in west Mosul, despite
Run Dry: Daesh Faces Bankruptcy as Their Ejection From Iraq ContinuesSputnik International
Mosul air strikes: 'Everything crashed down upon us'Aljazeera.com

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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 2:25 pm

Frustration, few answers after VA kicks out Iraq vet – OregonLive.com


OregonLive.com

Frustration, few answers after VA kicks out Iraq vet
OregonLive.com
Aaron, a 32-year-old Iraq veteran, has been waiting more than a year to see a VA primary care doctor. He was late once and got bumped. He can't miss this one. Aaron, a former infantry sergeant, was repeatedly struck by explosions in Iraq. One

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 2:03 pm

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq – Department of Defense


Department of Defense

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 28, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 72 engagements against ISIS targets yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation
Isis will be defeated in Iraq 'within weeks', says country's Prime …The Independent
The future of militias in post-ISIL IraqAljazeera.com
Restarting economic opportunity in post-ISIS IraqWashington Times
LifeZette –ReliefWeb –Washington Examiner
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Posted on 28 March 2017 | 12:09 pm

Trapped Civilians Complicate US Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq – NPR


Trapped Civilians Complicate US Efforts in Northern Syria And Iraq
NPR
NPR's Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman explains U.S. and coalition efforts to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa and the ongoing fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Recent airstrikes in Mosul may have led to the deaths of more than one hundred civilians, …

Posted on 27 March 2017 | 9:06 am

Iraq – BingNews

Freed from IS, but Iraq’s Qaraqosh is now a ghost town

Qaraqosh (Iraq) (AFP) – In the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, time stands still. The Islamic State group was expelled in October 2016, but life has not returned to its once-vibrant and wealthy neighbourhoods. It has a ghostly air: wide avenues silent …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 9:40 pm

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians reported killed in U.S. strikes

A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting without sufficient regard for lives of …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:21 pm

Trump: US troops ‘fighting like never before’ in Iraq

(CNN)President Donald Trump offered rare public remarks about Iraq Tuesday, declaring to a group of Senators gathered at the White House that the US is performing “very well” in the country, which remains besieged by violence. “We’re doing very well in …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 7:02 pm

Obama’s defense chief doesn’t see big changes in Iraq campaign

WASHINGTON Ash Carter, who until January was U.S. defense secretary, said on Tuesday he did not see major changes in the campaign against Islamic State since President Donald Trump took office, amid accusations the U.S. military may be relaxing rules …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 3:48 pm

CNN on the ground in Mosul, Iraq

Many innocent Iraqi civilians are caught in the crossfire. CNN’s Arwa Damon reports from Iraq. CNN 2:08

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 3:44 pm

U.S. Denies Loosening Rules for Avoiding Civilian Casualties in Iraq

(BAGHDAD) — U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 3:41 pm

U.S. Commander Says ‘Fair Chance’ U.S. Had a Role in Iraq Deaths

WASHINGTON—American airstrikes in Mosul likely played some part in the deaths of dozens of civilians earlier this month, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Tuesday, adding that militants also likely were using them as hostages and human shields.

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 3:06 pm

‘Fair chance’ US airstrike played role in Mosul civilian deaths, says top US general in Iraq

According to the top U.S. commander in Iraq there is “a fair chance” that a coalition airstrike played a role in the deaths of as many as 200 civilians killed inside three leveled buildings in western Mosul. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 1:27 pm

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes

MOSUL, Iraq — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 1:04 pm

U.N. Urges Iraq and Allies to Rethink Tactics as Airstrikes Kill Civilians

GENEVA — Airstrikes against Islamic State fighters are killing so many civilians that Iraq and its American-led coalition of allies should reconsider their tactics, the top human rights official at the United Nations said on Tuesday. Zeid Ra’ad al …

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 10:14 am