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How Iraq's new PM could upend 15 years of U.S. Iraq policy
Muqtada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted US troops, came in first in the elections in mid-May. He now holds the key to power alongside another Shi’ite strongman and Iranian ally, Hadi al-Amiri. Whether Iraq gets Sadr’s brand of nationalism or Amiri’s brand of Tehran hegemony, Iraq has beguiled U
North Iowa's sacrifice: Friends celebrate Josh Knowles' life, honor his sacrifice in Iraq
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Feb. 15, 2004, edition of the Globe Gazette.ROCKWELL — "War is never glorious," the Rev. Dennis Cahill said as hundreds of North Iowans gathered to say goodbye to Spc. Josh Knowles in Rockwell on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004."Pray for all who suffer co
Long Island widow remembers hero husband killed in Iraq for Memorial Day
“The last thing he told her was to keep his spot warm, and she hasn’t left it,” said her mom, Carmela Raguso.
Police Brigadier General Among 22 Killed in Iraq - Antiwar.com Original
An intentionally set fire during a riot at a prison inDohukleftseven inmates dead.Twelve others were treatedfor smoke inhalation, andsix others received injuries. Also, aguard was injuredwhen a prisoner sentenced to death on terrorism charges attacked him, and at least one otherguard was also injure
With Some Sunnis voting for Shiites, is Iraq after ISIL becoming Less Sectarian?
Most observers were expecting an easy win forPrime Minister Haider al-Abadi‘s slateof candidates from all 19 of the country’s provinces. Asan analyst of Iraqi politics and security, that’s what I thought would happen. My colleagueMunqith Dagher, who is the most prolific pollster in Iraq and who help
Community Outreach and Communication Update: Syria and Iraq situations May 2018
There are over 14 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the Middle East and North Africa region. Understanding the needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of this population is vital to ensuring they can receive the protection and assistance support they need, an
UK Labour take note: Iran 2018 is not Iraq 2003
However Israelis, Americans and Britons feel about the decertification of the Iran Deal – it is now a reality. US President Donald Trump’s move signals a policy that favors bellicose style over substance, leaving Europe to mete out moderation. The UK’s Labour Party, steeped in cautious, anti-interve
Kurds in Iraq adrift after Iraqi election
At a meeting of Kurdistan Democratic Party officials on Saturday in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq, the party sought Kurdish unity in negotiations with Baghdad.
A Portrait of Iraq [Video] -
On his most recent trip, he brought a 16mm film camera, one lens and a few cans of film to capture portraits of people he met along the way.
Bridge dedication honors marine who died fighting insurgents in Iraq
On Saturday, the bridge, near a rest stop where the Dickerson family used to begin their canoe trips, was dedicated to Cpl. Kirk Bosselmann of the U.S. Marine Corps, who died fighting insurgents in Iraq in 2004.
Oregon Gold Star Father Remembers His Daughter Who Was Killed In Iraq
Steve Ellis and his wife Linda of Beavercreek, Oregon, are one of those families. Their daughter Jessica joined the military as a medic in the 101st Airborne Division during the Iraq War. That’s an elite infantry division in the U.S. Army. She was killed 10 years ago during her second tour in Iraq.
Former Flanders soldier honored for service in Iraq
MOUNT OLIVE TWP.– Sean Fitzpatrick, a decorated Flanders veteran who served in the dangerousSunni Trianglein Iraq from 2010-11, was among the veterans honored byMorris Countyofficials in ceremonies on Wednesday, May 23, on the lawn of the county courthouse in Morristown.Fitzpatrick was raised in All
Third Bombing Against Sadr Bloc Offices; 40 Killed, 19 Bodies Found in Iraq - Antiwar.com Original
InBaghdad, two bombs weretossedinto a garden at a building that houses theCommunist Partyheadquarters. No casualties were reported, but it is likely that the bombing was a message against the Sa’iroun bloc, which the party affiliated itself with during the parliamentary election campaign. On May 15,
Eastern Iowa town mourns loss of Iraq War veteran
TIPTON, Iowa — War creates harsh, unforgiving moments, and Spc. Miyoko Hikiji knew that going to the Middle East. But it did not hit home for her until the day after Thanksgiving in 2003.News of a nearby ambush sounded over her truck’s radio as the then-26-year-old soldier was heading north toward h
How did Iraq’s Moqtada al-Sadr become a statesman? People just got used to him - The Boston Globe
Moqtada al-Sadr hasbeen Iraq’s most recognizable villain since 2003, when he burst onto the scene as the most potent challenger to the US military occupation of Iraq. His rivals painted Sadr as a thug and an amateur, a wannabe who was lucky enough to be a member of a vaunted clerical dynasty yet nev
After Muqtada Al-Sadr's Surprise Win, Iraq's Political Leaders Try To Form Government
Sadr's Sa'iroun political bloc won 54 seats in Iraq's 329-member parliament – more than any other political grouping, but far from the majority needed to govern. Under Iraqi rules, the biggest coalition of any kind registered in parliament will form the government.
John McCain: I'm Partly to Blame for 'Mistake' of Iraq War
He explained the Iraq War "can't be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it."
Bombs target Iraq communist party headquarters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two homemade bombs targeted the headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, which is part of an alliance with cleric Moqtada al-Sadr that won Iraq’s parliamentary election, a party official and security sources said.
Mandeville street renamed for soldier killed in Iraq
"He's a perfect example of somebody that graduated from Mandeville High School, went to serve his country, and unfortunately did not come home. Mandeville is a small town, so we all remember Robert."
Iran To U.S.: We're Invited in Iraq and Syria, Are You?
Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the lieutenant commander for the elite force's political affairs wing, said that Pompeo's remarks "indicate that he has been sleeping over the past 40 years and is unaware of what has happened during these years in the world and the region." The newly appointed top