Iraqi military base housing US soldiers under rocket attack

Middle East 03/03/21, 10:43

At least 10 rockets struck a military base in western Iraq housing U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, March 3. The attack was reportedly in retaliation for missiles fired last week on the orders of President Joe Biden at a military base in Syria. It is not known at this stage ...

Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

Pompeo: European response to Soleimani killing not supportive enough

U.S. 01/05/20, 06:42

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration at the European reaction following the U.S. strike in Iraq that killed Iran's Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, saying that "the Europeans haven’t been as helpful as I wish that they could be." Pompeo said he was speaking with a wide rage of foreign ...

Iraq: At least six killed in attack on Iranian-backed militia

World 01/04/20, 06:47

Six people dead and three injured is the balance of an unidentified airstrike on an Iranian-backed militia convoy in the north of Iraq's capital on Friday morning, Jan. 4 reports said.  According to Reuters reports, six bodies were found among the remains of a convoy in Taji, north of Baghdad, at ...

Opposing stance along party lines on U.S. airstrike at top Iran leader

Washington 01/03/20, 11:18

Congressmen voiced opposite positions on the U.S. airstrike that took the life of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Quite a few Democrats raised concern about the worse consequence that could lead to a potential regional war. Meanwhile, their Republican counterparts praised the move, calling it ...

Another 4,000 troops ready for deployment to Middle East

Washington 01/02/20, 13:24

Another 4,000 U.S. troops are being prepared for deployment to the Middle East to bolster security in the region after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Bagdad, Iraq, reported Fox News. These soldiers reportedly come from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Deployment-Ready Brigade and are on high alert for immediate disposition, ...

Embassy siege in Baghdad ends after U.S. Marines arrive

U.S. 01/02/20, 08:01

The siege at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad ended on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 1, after two days, Fox News reported.  The statement by Iraq’s military command followed a call earlier in the day from the Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella group for its supporters to withdraw from the compound. The crisis started early ...

An angry crowd attacks the US Embassy in Iraq’s capital

World 12/31/19, 10:30

A crowd violently attacked the U.S. Embassy in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, forcing the ambassador and diplomatic staff to evacuate the facility. According to Fox News, hundreds of people broke into the diplomatic compound and set fire to the building's reception area in protest of Sunday's air strikes ...

Masked men attack protesters in Iraq’s Karbala, killing 18

Asia & Pacific 10/29/19, 05:10

Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks on protesters since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to ...

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