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The Latest: UN says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:30:05 GMT2017-08-20T12:30:05Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):...

Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decades

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:31:53 GMT2017-08-18T07:31:53Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The wires protruding from the small, misshapen stuffed animal revealed the deadly booby-trap tucked inside....

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:47:39 GMT2017-08-16T21:47:39Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity....

Iraqi Shiite cleric's Saudi, UAE trips show Gulf realpolitik

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:24:23 GMT2017-08-16T06:24:23Z

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric, notorious for his followers' deadly attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq over a decade ago and thought at times to have ties to Iran, has two new stamps in his passport - from the two fiercest Sunni critics of Tehran in the Gulf....

US military says 2 American soldiers killed in Iraq

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:35:14 GMT2017-08-13T15:35:14Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Two American soldiers have been killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, adding that "initial reports indicate the incident was not due to enemy contact."...

Iraq announces mandatory official holiday due to heat wave

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:52:18 GMT2017-08-10T07:52:18Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi government has announced a mandatory official holiday due to a heat wave....

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:19:35 GMT2017-08-08T17:19:35Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A powerful Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters had targeted the militiamen....

UN braces for new evacuations from IS-held parts of Iraq

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:52:42 GMT2017-08-08T11:52:42Z

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N.'s humanitarian aid coordinator for Iraq says aid providers are bracing for the possible evacuation of hundreds of thousands of civilians as Iraqi forces prepare for the "imminent" start of three operations against Islamic State holdouts....