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House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

Jun. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House, with President Joe Biden's backing, passed legislation Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step that supporters said was necessary for Congress to reassert its constitutional duty to weigh in on matters...

Schumer, White House back repeal of Iraq War authorization

Jun. 16, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq, a step that supporters say is necessary to constrain presidential war powers even though it is unlikely to affect U.S....

Missiles target U.S. troops, contractors in Iraqi army bases

Jun. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Multiple rockets targeted two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S.-led coalition troops and foreign contractors Wednesday, Iraqi security officials and the military said. Three rockets hit Balad airbase, north of Baghdad, without causing any casualties or...

Fort Stewart renames memorial garden in honor of Iraq hero

May. 23, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Commanders at a Georgia Army post have named one of its most hallowed gathering places for a soldier who died of severe burns in 2005 after pulling fellow troops from a burning vehicle. Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division held a dedication...

Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops; no casualties

May. 08, 2021 03:52 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — In mid-April, A drone strike early on Saturday targeted a military base in Iraq that hosts U.S. troops, causing only minor damage and no casualties, Iraq's military and the U.S.-led coalition said. The pore-dawn attack damaged a hangar, tweeted coalition...

Iraq military: 4 rockets hit Iraqi air base, no casualties

May. 03, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Four Katyusha rockets hit an Iraqi military base that houses U.S. contractors Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq's military said in a statement. The rockets hit Balad air base in northern Iraq at 8 p.m. local time, the statement said. Security...

Turkish jets, troops hit PKK targets in new Iraq incursion

Apr. 28, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes were continuing on Wednesday to strike suspected Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq, while commando troops were conducting a search and sweep operation, Turkey’s defense ministry said, as the military pressed ahead with its latest incursion...

Iraqi military: 3 rockets strike close to Baghdad airport

Apr. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three rockets hit near Baghdad international airport late Thursday, the Iraqi military said. A total of eight missiles were fired and three landed near the airport complex, the statement said. It did not detail whether the attack caused...

1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq's capital

Apr. 15, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's military. The military said the blast in the capital's Sadr City, in the Habibiya neighborhood, was caused by a car laden with...

Rocket attack on base in northern Iraq kills Turkish soldier

Apr. 15, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A rocket attack targeting a Turkish military base in northern Iraq killed one soldier and wounded a child in a nearby village, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The ministry said in a statement that three rockets were launched at the base in...