T/iraq

  1. U.S. Sees a Vital Iraqi Toll Road, but Iran Sees a Threat Foreign, May 27

    Along an insurgent-riddled Iraqi national highway, the United States wants new rest areas and cafes — and brokered a long security contract to shield them....

  2. Journalist’s Footage Shows Iraqi Forces Torturing Civilians, ABC Report Says Foreign, May 26

    Video taken by Ali Arkady and shared with the news network appears to show uniformed Iraqi soldiers beating Iraqi civilians....

  3. Iraqi Forces in Mosul Plan ISIS Assault, but Fight Could Be Long Foreign, May 26

    “I am confident they will retake Mosul,” a U.S. military official said. “This is inevitable. It will happen.” But he would not predict when....

  4. U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS Have Killed Hundreds, Maybe Thousands of Civilians Interactive, May 25

    The number of civilians killed in American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria spiked this year....

  5. Pentagon Inquiry Blames ISIS for Civilian Deaths in Mosul Strike Foreign, May 25

    An investigation concluded that an American airstrike in March inadvertently set off explosives positioned in a building by the Islamic State, killing 105 people....

  6. U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS Have Killed Hundreds, Maybe Thousands of Civilians Interactive, May 25

    The number of civilians killed in American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria spiked this year.

  7. Mattis Says Escalation Against ISIS Doesn’t Imperil More Civilians Foreign, May 19

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Trump’s decision to give the military more latitude had put greater pressure on militants in Syria, Yemen and Somalia....

  8. Russia and Syria Denounce U.S. Airstrike on Pro-Assad Militia Foreign, May 19

    American officials said that the strike was in defense, and that they were working with Russia on ways to head off similar incidents on the ground, as they already do in the air....

  9. Arab TV Series Dramatizes Life Under ISIS Foreign, May 16

    Watch video from the show, “Black Crows,” which will air on the popular satellite channel MBC 1. It aims, in part, to undermine the narrative that the Islamic State uses to entice recruits....

  10. After Trump Vows to Arm Syrian Kurds, the Next Move Is Erdogan’s Foreign, May 10

    The decision risks a rupture with Turkey, and could affect the battle against the Islamic State and the wars in Syria and Iraq....

  11. ‘I Was There’: Airstrikes Video, May 10

    In Syria, what lessons can America draw from its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Our Kabul bureau chief, Rod Nordland, discusses airstrikes with Stephen Farrell....

  12. Iraqi Forces Open a Front in West Mosul, Trying to Squeeze ISIS Foreign, May 4

    The new offensive from the north, adding to a southern push that had slowed to a crawl, aims to force the Islamic State to fight in multiple directions....

  13. American Service Member Dies in Explosion Outside Mosul U.S., April 29

    The casualty was the third for the United States this past week in the fight against the Islamic State. Two soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.