US and Iraq

 Trump: U.S. military 'watches Iran' from Iraq

U.S. President Donald Trump said it was important to keep a U.S. military presence in Iraq so that Washington can keep a close eye on Iran. The Republican president lamented "endless wars" in Syria and …

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Does Trump ask Iraq for oil as payback for support?

U.S. President Donald Trump twice raised to the Iraqi government the idea of repaying America for its wars with Iraqi oil, Axios reported with reference to sources with direct knowledge. In March 2017, at the end of a …

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US starts Iraq drawdown after defeating ISIS - media

US troops have started to draw down from Iraq following Baghdad’s declaration of victory over the ISIS group last year, according to Western contractors at a US-led coalition base in Iraq. The contractors said that dozens of …

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 World supports Iraq's territorial integrity

Moscow supports Iraq's territorial integrity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a referendum on independence held in Iraqi Kurdistan. Morever, Moscow calls for both Baghdad and Erbil to resolve all the disagreements …

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US ready to help Iraq in reviving economy

The US intends to provide $150 million to the United Nations Development Program to Iraq, the US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. "The US Government’s intent to provide $150 million to the …

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Trump son-in-law visits Iraq - sources

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner traveled to Iraq this weekend, a senior administration official told CNN. Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, was invited by the chairman of the …

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US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US-Iraqi cooperation and progress in operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorist group were discussed at the meeting between the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi …

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 Pentagon: fight for Western Mosul to be tough

The fight for Western Mosul is likely to be even tougher than the Eastern side, the task force's commanding general, Stephen Townsend, said. "There is still a long way to go before ISIL is completely …

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Mosul almost liberated from ISIS

Iraqi government forces have liberated all but 16 of the districts in Mosul from the ISIS jihadist group, the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari …

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