in Iraq


As U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan, Diplomats Are Left to Fill Uncertain Mission

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 03/22/2020 - 18:21
The future role of the American Embassy in Kabul is tied to the fate of the peace process and a military withdrawal, even as violence continues.
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As Iran Reels, Trump Aides Clash Over Escalating Military Showdown

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 12:00
Sharp debates among top administration aides reveal divisions in how to confront Iran and its Shiite militia proxies in Iraq.
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Its Coronavirus Cases Dwindling, China Turns Focus Outward

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 19:09
Beijing is mounting a humanitarian aid blitz in countries struggling with their own outbreaks. In doing so, it’s stepping into a role the West once dominated.
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At the Iranian Border, Iraqis Try to Keep a Virus From Entering

NY Times Iraq - Sat, 03/14/2020 - 00:42
Iran has one of the world’s largest concentrations of the coronavirus. Iraq has had few cases, and wants to keep it that way. Things can get testy.
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U.S. Airstrikes Kill Iraqi Soldiers and Police, Iraqi Officials Say

NY Times Iraq - Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:06
Iraqi officers said that the retaliatory strikes against pro-Iranian militias instead hit regular forces, police officers and a civilian.
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U.S. Carries Out Retaliatory Strikes on Iranian-Backed Militia in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 20:45
American warplanes hit weapons storage facilities in southern Iraq in a strike intended to destroy rockets like the ones fired at U.S. and British troops on Wednesday.
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Rocket Attack Kills Three U.S. Coalition Members in Iraq

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 00:51
Rockets struck Camp Taji where Iraqi, American and other coalition troops are based.
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U.S. Military Reviewing Iraq Operations After 2 Troops Die Fighting ISIS

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 03/09/2020 - 18:10
They were clearing a large, well-defended cave complex alongside Iraqi counterterrorism forces in a mountainous northern area of the country, officials said.
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Translator Accused of Revealing U.S. Secrets Amid Tensions With Iran

NY Times Iraq - Wed, 03/04/2020 - 22:27
Prosecutors said a contractor shared the names of informants — among the government’s most closely held secrets — to a Lebanese man with ties to an Iran-backed group.
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I Went to Iraq to Take Photographs. I Stayed On as a Medic.

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 13:00
My plan was to photograph women displaced by ISIS. But in Mosul, I quickly found myself trying to save lives.
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She Faced Her ISIS Rapist in Court, Then Watched Him Sentenced to Death

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 03/03/2020 - 01:05
For the first time, an Iraqi court has held the Islamic State accountable for its atrocities against the Yazidi religious minority.
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U.S. Maintains Pressure on Iran, Stalling Diplomacy While Expecting Attacks

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 20:40
Nearly two months after the death of Iran’s most important general, the Trump administration insists its “maximum pressure” campaign is working. Many allies are skeptical.
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‘Recipe for a Massive Viral Outbreak’: Iran Emerges as a Worldwide Threat

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 01:55
Long a regional crossroads, Iran is spreading the new coronavirus to a host of neighboring countries. Many are ill equipped to cope.
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My Friend Lives Inside the War on Terror. Listen to Him.

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 16:34
Capt. Richard Murphy spoke to me about his looming deployment to Afghanistan and how he keeps soldiers mentally healthy.
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Highly Secretive Iranian Rebels Are Holed Up in Albania. They Gave Us a Tour.

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:00
Depending on whom you ask, the People’s Jihadists are Iran’s government-in-waiting or a duplicitous terrorist cult that forbids sexual thoughts. What are they doing in Albania?
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Brain Injuries Are Common in Battle. The Military Has No Reliable Test for Them.

NY Times Iraq - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 00:00
Traumatic brain injury is a signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the military still has no objective way of diagnosing it in the field.
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More Than 100 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Missile Strike, Pentagon Says

NY Times Iraq - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 01:00
The number of troops injured has steadily increased since the Jan. 8 attack.
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Was U.S. Wrong About Attack That Nearly Started a War With Iran?

NY Times Iraq - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 13:00
Iraqi military and intelligence officials have raised doubts about who fired the rockets that started a dangerous spiral of events.
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In Iraq, Where Beauty Was Long Suppressed, Art Flowers Amid Protests

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 02/03/2020 - 13:00
Painters, sculptors and musicians are rallying to Baghdad’s protests, and the capital is overflowing with political art.
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Americans Demand a Rethinking of the ‘Forever War’

NY Times Iraq - Mon, 02/03/2020 - 07:24
The United States must stop its involvement in endless wars, say bipartisan critics of both President Trump’s actions and Washington policymakers.
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