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US-led coalition leaves al Taqaddum air base in Iraq

The international coalition forces, tasked with fighting the Islamic State (banned in Russia) militant group, on Saturday handed over their position in al-Habbaniyah air base in the western province of Anbar to the Iraqi security forces, Xinhua …

U.S. troops withdrawing from Iraq

The United States has started withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, Al Arabiya TV reported citing Iraqi parliament member Ali al-Ghanimi. He said that U.S. troops are beginning to leave 15 military bases in Iraq. In …

U.S. embassy in Iraq hit by rocket attack

At least three people have been injured in a missile attack on the U.S. embassy located in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 26, Iraq’s Alsumaria TV reported citing sources in Iraqi security services.  It is not yet …

U.S. troops were still injured in Iran missile attack 

Several U.S. service members were injured during last week's Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq despite the Pentagon initially saying that no casualties had taken place. "While no U.S. service members were killed …

Rockets fired at U.S. military base in Iraq

Camp Taji military base, hosting U.S. forces, north of Baghdad, has been targeted with a missile strike yesterday, Iraq's armed forces has said. Iraq's military issued a statement saying there were no casualties after the …

Iraqi military base that houses U.S. forces attacked

Four people were wounded yesterday in an attack on Balad air base in northern Iraq which houses U.S. personnel. The Iraqi military said in a statement that eight Katyusha rockets had been fired at the base, about 80 km north of …

Video agency's cameraman killed in Iraq

On Friday, two reporters were shot dead in Basra, Iraq by unidentified armed men after filming protests in the country, according to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, Sputnik News reports. Ruptly stringer cameraman Saaf …

Why does Merkel need to visit Kremlin urgently?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow, scheduled for January 11, will be a one-day trip, a spokesperson for the German embassy in Russia said. "The chancellor will arrive in Moscow for a one-day …