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Kaywan Kawa holds Turkish shell fragments at the bedside of his injured son in the city of Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq. Iraq has set up border posts to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory this week as civilians suffer from over two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in the country's north. (AP Photo/Adnan Ahmed)

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance

Jul. 3, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey, officials said Friday, to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Security officials said Ankara has...

Motorists pass by a Popular Mobilization poster in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June 26, 2020. Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi forces arrest men suspected of attacks targeting US

Jun. 26, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. presence in Iraq, the Iraqi military said Friday — the strongest action to date by the new government in Baghdad against perpetrators suspected of ties to Iran. The arrests marked...

4 rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone in challenge to Iraqi PM

Jun. 18, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Four rockets exploded inside Baghdad's fortified Green Zone near the American embassy, Iraq's military said Thursday, in the third such attack since the U.S. embarked on strategic talks with Iraq's new government. It wasn't immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which caused...

In this photo provided by the Turkish Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Turkish troops in action against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. Turkey says it has airlifted troops for a cross-border ground operation against Turkey's Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. The Defense Ministry in Ankara says the airborne offensive in Iraq’s border region of Haftanin was launched on Wednesday following intense artillery fire into the area. The ministry says commando forces are being supported by warplanes, attack helicopters, artillery and armed and unarmed drones. (Turkish Ministry of Defence via AP)

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish rebels in north Iraq

Jun. 17, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it has airlifted troops into northern Iraq for a cross-border ground operation against Turkey's Kurdish rebels. The airborne-and-land offensive into the border region of Haftanin, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Turkey-Iraq border, was launched following...

Iraqi army says 2 rockets hit base near Baghdad, no losses

Jun. 13, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets hit an Iraqi base frequented by U.S. troops north of Baghdad late Saturday without causing any casualties, Iraq's military said, the third such attack this month and just days after Washington and Baghdad launched strategic talks. The Katyusha rockets struck Camp Taji and caused...

Wyoming Air National Guard member hurt in Iraq C-130 crash

Jun. 9, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A cargo plane crash in Iraq has injured a Wyoming Air National Guard member and three others. The C-130 crewed by seven Wyoming Air National Guard members had 26 passengers on board when it overshot a runway and crashed into a wall Monday at Camp Taji north of Baghdad, according to...

U.S. military plane crashes into Iraqi base, no fatalities

Jun. 8, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. military plane crashed into an Iraqi military base north of the capital on Monday without causing fatalities, the U.S.-led coalition said. Separately, a rocket landed on the periphery of Baghdad airport, the Iraqi military said, without providing further details. There were no...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020 photo, Kim Burgess, the mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq, holds a muddy American flag after a dam failure destroyed a war memorial last week in Stanford, Mich. Burgess is pledging to rebuild the memorial. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press via AP)

Fallen Marine's mom: We will rebuild memorial lost to flood

May. 25, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

SANFORD, Mich. (AP) — The mother of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is pledging to rebuild a war memorial that was destroyed by a dam failure in central Michigan. “I sat there and cried,” Kim Burgess said after visiting the scene in Sanford last week. “I just felt like I had let our...

Iraq military: Rocket hit Baghdad Green Zone, minor damages

May. 19, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A rocket struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government, early on Tuesday morning, according to an Iraqi military statement, the first attack on the area since a new prime minister was sworn in earlier this month. The Katyusha rocket hit an empty house, causing...

Norway's top military official in Iraq says virus helps IS

May. 13, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Islamic State militants hide in sparsely populated farmlands in Iraq from where they stage attacks on Iraqi forces scrambling to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country, the head of the 70-man Norwegian contingent in this Mideast nation was quoted as saying Wednesday. ...