The operation was kicked off a week after the Khilanih massacre in Diyala where five family members of the Bani Kaab tribe, including its chief, were killed by ISIS.
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These thuggish pressure groups try to create social pressure in order to stop any criticism of or action against the militias and their political agendas.
ISIS still maintains sleeper cells in wide areas across the country and continues to carry out attacks.
The closure of the embassy is seen as a first step towards the withdrawal of all US support for Iraq - exactly what the pro-Iranian militias seek to achieve
On Saturday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein held a phone call with Pompeo, which is the third of its kind that the latter has held with Iraqi officials over the same issue.
The warning came as Iraqi security officials said a Katyusha rocket hit near Baghdad airport, killing three Iraqi civilians and severely wounding two others.
A statement from the military described the attack as a “cowardly crime” perpetrated by “criminal gangs” with the aim of creating chaos and terrorizing people.
The Pentagon is cutting the U.S. force in Iraq to about 3,500 troops, U.S. officials said, a roughly one-third reduction that President Trump is expected to tout as progress toward winding down what he has described as endless wars.
President Donald Trump will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhami in Washington later this month, the White House said Friday, highlighting a turn-around in relations since the US-friendly premier came to power. Tensions skyrocketed following a US strike on Baghdad in January that killed ...
This genocide is not over. More than 2,800 Yazidi women, girls, and children remain missing. Fewer than a third of the 400,000 Yazidis have returned, and their homeland of Sinjar is in shambles. They do not feel safe. It was in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, when ISIS started its ...