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JAYVEE: ISIS Is Dropping Bombs with Drones in Iraq. “It’s not as if it is a large, armed UAV …

JAYVEE: ISIS Is Dropping Bombs with Drones in Iraq. “It’s not as if it is a large, armed UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] that is dropping munitions from the wings—but literally, a very small quadcopter that drops a small munition in a somewhat imprecise manner,” [Col. Brett] Sylvia, commander of an American military advising mission in […]

The Day after ISIS in Iraq

it is crucial to plan beyond the short-term military strategy and work to create a new environment in which ISIS or its successor cannot re-emerge. The post The Day after ISIS in Iraq appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Capturing the Memory of a Fading Homeland Through Poetry

NPR’s Alice Fordham travels to Cambridge to meet Nineb Lamassu, a researcher who is studying the traditional epic poetry of the Assyrian empire, which spread into what is now Northern Iraq. At a time when the Middle East’s architectural heritage is gradually being destroyed by ongoing wars, Fordham explains how Lamassu’s work will capture the […]

Trapped by war, Mosul residents bury their dead wherever they can

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - When four rockets crashed into his east Mosul home in November, Abu Abdel Malik's 60-year-old step-mother was killed instantly. But she wasn't properly buried for more than a month.

Iraqi forces push into Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city.

Alzheimer’s disease and concussions linked

A link has been found between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. For the study, researchers examined 160 U.S. veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to determine if concussions accelerate the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. The...Show More Summary

In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily.

Ex-Marine aims to make world's strongest body armor

Blake Waldrop's interest stems from personal experience: A comrade in his company died wearing Marine-issued body armor during a 2005 attack in Iraq.        

Dodgers mystery solved: Charlie Culberson's ball at home with Navy veteran

“I was like, ‘Man, this ball is coming right at me!’ ’’ After spending 18 months dodging danger in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired Naval petty officer Alan Hampson was finally standing underneath a good kind of trouble. It was the last Sunday in September at Dodger Stadium, the 10th inning of a game...

Iraqi minister trying to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia: report

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two neighbors, Iran's state broadcaster IRIB reported on Saturday.

Iraq makes swift gains against ISIS in Mosul

After months of slow progress, troops retake eastern edge of bridge, cluster of buildings inside Mosul University

Airstrike thought to target Isis kills up to 30 civilians in Mosul

At least three missiles hit western Mosul al-Jadida area of Iraq, witnesses say, but it was unclear if the attack was carried out by US-led coalition or by Iraqi forces Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul have said up to 30 civilians...Show More Summary

Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting

NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Civilians and soldiers wounded as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State are receiving treatment in a high-tech field hospital about 20 km from the frontlines.

President Obama, elected as a peacemaker, led nation through 8 years of complex warfare

Before he took office in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to end America’s grueling conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his second term, he pledged to take the country off what he called a permanent war footing. “Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” he said in...

On Mosul frontlines, Islamic State's local fighters direct the battle

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home, put a gun to his head and told him and his family to get out immediately.

Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 in Iraq's Mosul: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul said up to 30 civilians died in an air strike on a district held by Islamic State this week.

Getting Iraq's war victims back on their feet

Rehabilitation centre in Sulaimania produces prosthetic limbs and offers vocational training for disabled Iraqis.

Is the next big US-Iran Conflict control of Iraq-Syria Border?

Mustafa Habib| (Niqash.org) | – – The border of Syria and Iraq looks likely to be the next testing ground for the newly conciliatory – yet unsteady – relationship between Iran and…

Study Maps ‘Uniquely Devastating’ Genital Injuries Among Troops

A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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