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Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior […]


Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of contracts with Iraq have entered into force […]


Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks enter the decisive, dangerous endgame Thursday with a marathon final round of hardball negotiations potentially going all the way to the July 20 finish line. The deal being sought by Iran and the five permanent members of […]


Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday. Iraq has purchased more than a dozen Sukhoi jets from Russia in a bid […]


Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Unrest in Iraq could delay delivery of US F-16s

Violence in Iraq could delay the delivery of American F-16 fighter jets to the Baghdad government after contractors had to be evacuated from a key air base, the Pentagon said Monday. Although the United States is moving to expedite the […]


Obama to deploy 200 extra troops to Iraq

Obama to deploy 200 extra troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama said Monday he had sent up to 200 US extra troops equipped for combat, with surveillance gear and helicopters, to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad. Together with a 275-strong embassy protection force already sent and another […]


Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times, citing an internal State Department memorandum, said […]


US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urged the country’s leaders […]


Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Militants fighting in Syria’s war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, […]


 
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