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Iraq’s Third Rocket Attack Within a Week Targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets landed inside of Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday in what is now the third rocket attack in Iraq within one week – this time targeting the US embassy.

US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

‘Think It Over’: Trump Sends Warning to Iran After ‘Several Rockets’ Hit US Embassy in Baghdad

President Trump tweeted a warning at Iran on Wednesday after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was hit by "several rockets."

Potential Withdrawal of US Diplomats from Iraq Leads to Speculation of War

Concerns of a coming military conflict between Iran and the US are growing after Pompeo threatened to close embassy, withdraw US diplomats.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

United Nations ‘Expert’ Declares US Drone Strike That Killed Soleimani ‘Unlawful’

The US drone strike that killed the Iranian Quds Force Commander is being categorized as ‘unlawful’ by a representative from the United Nations.

Rocket Fired Toward US Embassy in Iraq Hits Nearby Home, Injures Child: Reports

A rocket aimed at Baghdad's Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential home and injured a child, according to reports.

Turkey Enters Northern Iraq in Ground Operation Against Kurdish Rebels

Turkey said it has airlifted troops for a cross-border ground op against Kurdish rebels in Iraq, in 1st known airborne/land offensive by Ankara inside Iraq

ISIS Candidate to Replace Al-Baghdadi is Arrested by Iraqi Security Forces

One of the most recent candidates to be the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) is reported to have been arrested by Iraqi security forces.

Rocket Attack On US Embassy Baghdad – Report

Media in Iraq reported sirens and a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad Tuesday morning. Sirens were heard after two in the morning.

Iraqi President Calls on Intelligence Chief to Form Government After al-Zurfi Withdraws Candidacy

Iraqi President Barham Salih taps intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as the new Prime Minister-designate; Adnan al-Zurfi withdraws candidacy

Pro-Iran Factions in Iraq Maneuver to Topple Another PM-Designate

Pro-Iranian groups in Iraq are maneuvering to topple Prime Minister-designate Adnan al-Zurfi, who would be the third leader to be deposed in six months.

US Oil Company in Iraq Targeted by Rockets; No Damage or Injuries Reported

Rockets target US oil company site in Iraq; This is the first time in nearly a year that US oil personnel have been targeted in southern Iraq.

Iraq Suspends Major News Outlet for Three Months After Contradictory Report of COVID-19 Outbreak

Iraq has suspended Reuters for three months and fined them over $20,000 USD for what Iraq claims is a false and damaging report

Trump Warns Iran will ‘Pay Heavy Price’ if they Attack Troops in Iraq After Regime Ramps up Threats

Iran is increasing their systematic & coordinated threats against US in Iraq. Iran’s IRGC: any “small mistake” by Washington would be met with force.

Was Iranian IRGC General ‘Siamand Mashhadani’ killed in US airstrikes?

US airstrikes carried out in Iraq just after midnight on Friday may have killed an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general.

Twenty-four hours in Iraq: How the US built its case for airstrikes

“Let me be clear: The U.S. will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Thursday.

Pentagon Warns ‘All Options on the Table’ after Americans Killed in Iraq

Defense Sec. Mark Esper warned Thursday "all options are on the table" after rocket attack in Iraq kills 3 of US-led coalition force, including 2 Americans.

2 United States Service Members Killed in Iraq During Mission Against Islamic State

2 US service members killed by "enemy forces" while advising & accompanying Iraqi Security Forces during a mission to eliminate an ISIS terrorist stronghold

Trump, Iraqi president agree on continued US presence in Mideast country

Pres. Trump and his Iraqi counterpart agreed at a meeting on Wednesday on the need for a continued US military role in the country, the White House said.

Four wounded in rocket strike on Iraqi military base that houses US forces

Four people were wounded on Sunday in an attack on a air base in Iraq which houses US personnel. Military sources identified the wounded as Iraqi soldiers.

President Trump: US took Action to Stop a War, Not Start One

Pres. Trump: "Soleimani was plotting imminent & sinister attacks on American diplomats & military personnel, but we caught him in the act & terminated him"

Powerful Iranian general Qassem Soleimani killed in Baghdad airstrike

Qassem Soleimani, the powerful head of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials officials said Friday.

Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from siege of US Embassy in Baghdad as more American troops deployed

The siege outside of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad came to an end Wednesday afternoon after dozens of pro-Iran militiamen and their supporters withdrew from the compound.

US Conducts Retaliatory Strikes Iranian-backed Militia in Iraq; 12 Reported Killed

US forces carried out attacks on facilities belonging to an Iranian-backed militant Shi’ite group in Iraq on Sunday, in retaliation for a Friday strike on an American base that left a military contractor dead and four servicemen wounded, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Protestors in Iraq Set Special Operations Unit Headquarters on Fire

Protestors in the Dhi Qar governorate area of southern Iraq set several buildings on fire on Saturday, including a Special Operations unit headquarters; Protestors in central Iraq were prevented from setting more buildings ablaze.

Iran’s Soleimani Heads to Baghdad After Resignation of Iraqi Prime Minister

The commander for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, General Qasem Soleimani, heads to Baghdad after the resignation of the Iraq Prime Minister; Soleimani was in Baghdad in October to help combat the protestors.

Iraq demonstrators burn down Iranian consulate; protester killed, 35 injured

Anti-government protesters burned down the Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence, Iraqi officials said Wednesday.

UN, US Urge Baghdad to Step Up Reform Efforts Amid Fresh Protests

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo slammed Iraq over the death toll in the security crackdown on the protests, with official count halted after it hit 300 killed.

Iranian Munitions Used to Kill Protests in Iraq; Investigation finds

Iranian-made grenades are being used to kill protesters in Iraq, a new investigation shows. With more than 300 protesters estimated killed and a massive sit-in in Baghdad continuing, as well as clashes in Basra, Iraq’s protests are continuing their momentum.

At least 40 Killed Friday as Fresh Anti-Government Protests Engulf Iraq

At least 27 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship, security sources said.

Gunmen Attack Television Stations in Iraq as Deadly Protests Continue

Death toll rises beyond 105 in Iraq as demonstrators continue to protest against the government.

For First Time Iraq Points Finger of Blame at Israel

Iraq’s leadership rattles sabers against Israel, possibly giving green light to pro-Iran Shiite militias

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