- Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS Updated: Feb-09-16 3:15 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition. The announcement, more than a month after Ramadi was first declared liberated in December, underscores the slow nature of Iraqi ground operations despite heavy backing from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
- Iraq will send more troops to base outside Mosul Updated: Feb-08-16 2:18 pm
IRBIL, Iraq - Iraq will send additional troops to a base outside the northern Islamic State-held city of Mosul.
- JBLM rocket battalion heading back to Iraq Updated: Jan-27-16 8:35 am
TACOMA, Washington - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is preparing to send one of its artillery units to Iraq and Kuwait to help fight the Islamic State group.
- Iraq's military is still struggling despite US training Updated: Jan-26-16 2:03 pm
BASMAYA, Iraq - Iraq's 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong.
- Iraq says 40 bodies found in mass grave in Ramadi Updated: Jan-26-16 1:09 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces have found more than 40 bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave in the city of Ramadi west of Baghdad, which they recently retook from Islamic State militants, officials said.
- Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police Updated: Jan-23-16 3:34 pm
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Senior U.S. defense and military officials say that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is asking the coalition for more police training, particularly for Sunnis who will have to secure Ramadi and other towns once Islamic State militants are ousted.
- Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops Updated: Jan-22-16 10:23 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - Iraq's prime minister appealed Friday to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and instead provide training and equipment to fight the Islamic State group, which he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted is losing ground.
- Iraq sends troops south to rein in crime, tribal disputes Updated: Jan-17-16 7:23 am
BASRA, Iraq - An Iraqi official says Baghdad has sent security reinforcements to the southern Basra province to rein in violent crime and tribal disputes that have surged in recent months as troops have been off battling the Islamic State group in the country's northwest.
- Militants' use of human shields in Ramadi slows progress Updated: Jan-15-16 2:48 pm
RAMADI, Iraq - Six times in the past harrowing month, Um Omar and her family got a knock on the door of whatever home they were occupying in the extremist-held city of Ramadi: It was an Islamic State militant, she said, ordering them to pick up and move with them as human shields because the Iraqi army was approaching.