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IS jailbreak, attacks in Syria, Iraq raise alarm; scores die

Jan. 21, 2022 14:39 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group unleashed its biggest attack in Syria since the fall of its “caliphate” three years ago. More than 100 militants assaulted the main prison holding suspected extremists, sparking a battle with U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that continued 24 hours later and...

Iraq security officials say Islamic State gunmen have killed 11 soldiers in an attack on army barracks north of Baghdad

Jan. 21, 2022 02:47 AM EST
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security officials say Islamic State gunmen have killed 11 soldiers in an attack on army barracks north of Baghdad.

Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

Jan. 13, 2022 13:53 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, two Iraqi security officials said. The area is home to diplomatic missions and the seat of Iraq's government, Three of the missiles struck within the perimeter of...

Iran leader's website showcases Trump drone strike animation

Jan. 13, 2022 07:19 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's supreme leader has showcased an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike to assassinate former President Donald Trump. The animated video was part of a contest to mark the Jan. 3, 2020 killing of Iranian Gen....

Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session marked by disarray

Jan. 09, 2022 12:27 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new parliament reelected its speaker for a second term Sunday, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions. In a reflection of tensions, the meeting was marked by...

Congressman's memoir corrected to remove reporter criticism

Jan. 07, 2022 16:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a memoir by Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona is correcting a passage about a deadly Iraq War battle that falsely alleged that Ellen Knickmeyer, the Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post at the time and now with The Associated Press, had reported his whole...

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack

Jan. 05, 2022 15:11 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. troops in Iraq's western Anbar province and the capital of Baghdad were hit by Katyusha rockets Wednesday while in Syria, eight rounds of indirect fire landed inside a base with members of the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi and U.S. militaries said....

US military coalition in Syria takes out rocket launch sites

Jan. 04, 2022 18:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. led-coalition in Syria struck several launch sites for short-range rockets believed to be intended for attacks on an installation used by U.S. troops in eastern Syria, officials said Tuesday. The strikes against the launch sites apparently were conducted...

US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq

Jan. 04, 2022 04:53 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed on Tuesday, a coalition official said. It was the second such attempted attack coinciding with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. airstrike that...

Coalition: 2 armed drones shot down at Baghdad airport

Jan. 03, 2022 10:32 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two armed drones were shot down at the Baghdad airport on Monday, a U.S.-led coalition official said, an attack that coincides with the anniversary of the 2020 U.S. killing of a top Iranian general. There were no reports of damage or injuries from the incident, which...