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Turkey says 23 Kurdish militants killed in Iraq airstrikes

Oct. 02, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish warplanes “neutralized” 23 Kurdish militants in a raid 140 kilometers (90 miles) inside Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Sunday. The ministry usually refers to killed militants as “neutralized.” It said the number of casualties in the mission...

Iraq summons Iranian ambassador after drone bombing campaign

Sep. 29, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday to deliver a diplomatic complaint following a deadly drone bombing campaign, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Iranian drones targeted an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on...

Iraq: 4 officers wounded in Baghdad Green Zone rocket fire

Sep. 28, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Four Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone government area Wednesday, wounding four security officers, Iraqi state news reported. The rockets landed as parliament voted to keep Speaker Mohammed Halbousi on the job, rejecting his...

Kurdish officials: Death toll climbs in Iranian drone attack

Sep. 28, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The strikes took place as...

Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28

Sep. 28, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28.

US sells home of couple illegally working with Syria company

Sep. 13, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Homeland Security is diverting nearly $650,000 to a victims’ compensation fund from the sale of a suburban Boston home that belonged to a couple authorities say illegally did business with a Syrian electronics company, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The Syrian company was...

No end to crisis as Iraq's PM ends second round of talks

Sep. 05, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's caretaker prime minister convened a second round of talks Monday with Iraqi leaders aimed at resolving the ongoing political crisis between rival Shiite blocs, but the representatives of an influential cleric failed once again to attend the gathering. The...

Political crisis continues in Baghdad after bloody clashes

Aug. 31, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi paramilitary forces killed in heavy clashes with the supporters of a powerful Shiite cleric were laid to rest on Wednesday as Iraq’s parliament speaker announced three days of mourning. Normal life crept back in Baghdad after a bloody 24 hours when the...

Iraqis heed cleric's plea to leave streets after clashes

Aug. 31, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Armed supporters of a powerful Iraqi cleric who clashed with security forces in the capital began to withdraw from the streets Tuesday, restoring a measure of calm after a serious escalation of the nation's political crisis. Following two days of deadly unrest that...

Influential cleric calls for full withdrawal of loyalists from Iraq's government zone in an hour, after fierce clashes

Aug. 30, 2022 06:17 AM EDT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Influential cleric calls for full withdrawal of loyalists from Iraq's government zone in an hour, after fierce clashes.