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5 Italian soldiers wounded by roadside explosion in Iraq

Nov. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A roadside blast wounded five Italian military members Sunday in northern Iraq as they returned from a mission aimed at helping Iraqi troops combat the Islamic State group, Italian military officials said. The Italian Defense Ministry said three of the wounded were in "grave condition" after...

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq base

Nov. 8, 2019 7:58 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, officials said. No members of the U.S.-led coalition were injured. The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about...

Rocket attack kills Iraqi soldier, adding to growing unrest

Oct. 31, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets were fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone on Wednesday, killing one Iraqi soldier and adding to the violence gripping the country amid unprecedented anti-government protests and a violent security crackdown. Security officials said one of the Katyusha rockets landed about...

The Latest: 1 soldier killed in Iraq rocket attack

Oct. 30, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Iraqi security officials say two rockets have been fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone area, killing one Iraqi soldier. At least one of the Katyusha rockets fired Wednesday night landed about 100 meters (110...

Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

Oct. 23, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are "transiting" and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said Wednesday. Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to The Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark...

The Latest: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

Oct. 23, 2019 5:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's visit to Baghdad (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Iraq's defense minister has said after meeting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper that American forces withdrawing from Syria to Iraq will leave the country within four weeks. Defense Minister...

Iraqi defense minister says after meeting US official that American troops leaving Syria will depart Iraq within 4 weeks

Oct. 23, 2019 5:36 AM EDT
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi defense minister says after meeting US official that American troops leaving Syria will depart Iraq within 4 weeks.

Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments

Oct. 23, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily. Esper has said that under the current plan, all U.S. troops...

The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

Oct. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire....

Russia, Turkey seal power in northeast Syria with new accord

Oct. 22, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia and Turkey reached an agreement Tuesday that would cement their power in Syria, deploying their forces across nearly its entire northeastern border to fill the void left by President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal of U.S. forces. The accord caps a dramatic and swift...