US and Iraq

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 …

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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 …

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U.S. increases security around White House

Security has been increased around the grounds of the White House tonight in light of the current tensions with Iran, a U.S. law enforcement official said. A U.S. Secret Service official declined to comment, passing along a statement …

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Had U.S. forces warning before Iranian missile strikes?

U.S. forces at Iraqi bases most likely had some warning before missiles launched by Iran struck this morning, thanks to a facility devoted to detecting and providing alerts about launches anywhere in the world, according to public documents and a …

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Iran attacks U.S. military facilities in Iraq

Iran has delivered missile strikes against at least two military facilities in western Iraq, where U.S. troops are deployed, a statement from Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman …

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NATO to hold urgent meeting over Iraq-Iran crisis today

NATO ambassadors will gather on Monday in Brussels for an urgent meeting convened by the head of the military alliance to discuss the situation in the Middle East after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, a NATO official …

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Assad condoles with Iran on Soleimani death

In his message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syrian president Bashar Assad expressed confidence that such a crime will reinforce Resistance Axis’ determination to stand against US destructive policies in the region as …

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U.S. orders part of government employees to leave Iraq

The U.S. State Department ordered the departure of government employees from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. The department ordered "nonemergency U.S. government employees," at both the embassy in …

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 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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