Latest Iraqi armed forces News

US Sen. Reed criticizes Trump’s involvement in SEAL case

Nov. 25, 2019 3:55 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the president’s involvement in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq erodes the military’s basic command structure and basic function of its justice system. The Rhode Island Democrat is the ranking member of the Senate Armed...

Illinois soldier awarded Purple Heart for Iraq War service

Nov. 24, 2019 4:04 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man has been awarded the Purple Heart and other military honors for his role in combat during the Iraq War. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that Sergeant Matthew Bohm also received the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, the combat action badge and the meritorious...

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...

Montana soldier dies in Iraq in non-combat incident

Oct. 30, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Defense Department says a soldier from Montana has died as a result of a non-combat related incident in Iraq. It announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Sgt. Nathaneil G. Irish of Billings died at Camp Taji (TAH'-jee) on Sunday. His death is under investigation. Irish was a small...

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.