T/iraq

  1. U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight World, Yesterday

    Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.

  2. Suicide Truck Bomber Kills at Least 15 in Baghdad World, Yesterday

    The bomber attacked a police checkpoint, but most of the victims were civilians, Iraqi officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

  3. F.B.I. Arrests Iraqi Refugees Related to American’s Kidnapper World, March 28

    The two refugees in Virginia are accused of failing to disclose that a brother had been involved in the 2004 kidnapping of an American contractor in Iraq.

  4. U.S. ‘Probably Had a Role’ in Mosul Deaths, Commander Says World, March 28

    The remarks by a general were the fullest acceptance of responsibility by an American commander for a March 17 strike that killed scores of civilians.

  5. U.N. Urges Iraq and Allies to Rethink Tactics as Airstrikes Kill Civilians World, March 28

    With Islamic State militants apparently using human shields in Mosul, the United Nations human rights chief called for “an urgent review” of strategy.

  6. Engulfed in Battle, Mosul Civilians Run for Their Lives World, March 28

    On the front lines of the fight against ISIS in west Mosul, a photojournalist for The Times documents the toll on Iraqis who have no safe way to escape.

  7. ‘The Daily’: Two Views From Mosul Podcasts, March 28

    President Trump wanted a faster battle plan. Iraqi leaders wanted quicker airstrikes. Is that why about 200 civilians are now dead in Mosul?

  8. Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths Video, March 27

    Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.

  9. Area of Airstrike Interactive, March 27

  10. At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle World, March 27

    Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.

  11. U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul World, March 27

    The deployment includes two Army infantry companies and a platoon equipped to clear away roadside bombs. They are due to leave for Iraq within the next 36 hours.

  12. U.S.-Led Coalition Confirms Strikes Hit Mosul Site Where Civilians Died U.S., March 25

    The Pentagon had acknowledged on Friday that it was investigating reports that its airstrikes had caused deaths in Mosul.

  13. Trump’s Biggest Obstacle to Policy Goals? His Own Missteps U.S., March 25

    A litany of stumbles and controversies has dented the president’s “I alone can fix it” vow to remake government with businesslike efficiency.

  14. U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians World, March 24

    American military officials insisted that the rules of engagement had not changed in Iraq, despite a recent surge in reports of civilian deaths.

  15. Trump’s ISIS Plan, as Described by Tillerson, Sounds Like Obama’s World, March 22

    At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.

  16. Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars World, March 19

    President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.

  17. Rex Tillerson, America’s Low-Energy Top Diplomat Opinion, March 16

    The foreign service is all about championing U.S. interests abroad, but that purpose is endangered by a vacuum in leadership.

  18. A Family Reunites Video, March 16

    This moment seemed impossible to Mohammed Alqalos just six weeks ago.

  19. Caught Up in Travel Ban, a Family Reunites U.S., March 16

    This moment seemed impossible to Mohammed Alqalos just six weeks ago.

  20. Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens at Wedding Party in Iraq World, March 9

    One bomber detonated his explosives and a second attacker blew himself up after people had gathered to help the victims of the first blast, an official said.

  21. Iraqi Forces Enter Western Mosul, in Fierce Battle Against ISIS World, March 7

    The chief of the federal police said that soldiers had retaken a government compound, a branch of the central bank and an archaeological museum.

  22. New Travel Ban Garners Same Verdict in Middle East: A Slap at Muslims World, March 6

    Although there was none of the chaos at airports this time, experts in the region warned that President Trump’s new order handed a propaganda victory to America’s enemies.

  23. Don’t Be Fooled, Trump’s New Muslim Ban Is Still Illegal Opinion, March 6

    The revisions don’t fix the core problem with the executive order: The administration is waging an all-out assault on Muslims.

  24. Trump’s Revised Ban Gets Cabinet Support Video, March 6

    Jeff Sessions, the attorney general; Rex W. Tillerson, the secretary of state; and John F. Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, discussed President Trump’s revised travel ban.

  25. Trump’s New Travel Ban Blocks Migrants From Six Nations, Sparing Iraq U.S., March 6

    The new restriction will apply to citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations in an effort to improve on a hastily drawn order in January that did not pass legal scrutiny.

  26. With a Pregnant Iraqi, Collapsed in a Desert, as Bullets Fly World, March 1

    As a convoy arrived to drive militants from western Mosul, a small group made its way toward them, including a grandmother straggling behind and thanking God.