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President Obama made his remarks while at Martha's Vineyard. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Welcomes New Iraqi Leaders As ‘Step Forward’

President Obama speaks by telephone with Iraq’s newly appointed interim-prime minister as rescue operations continue in northern part of the country.

08/11/2014

Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities on June 16, 2014 in the capital Baghdad. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Obama Considering Sending Small Number Of US Special Forces Soldiers To Iraq

The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation’s rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday.

06/17/2014

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State Department: ‘US Citizens In Iraq Remain At High Risk For Kidnapping, Terrorist Violence’

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.

06/15/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Push Into Iraq’s Heartland

Fearing in increase in violence, 500,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in Iraq’s second city Mosul after Jihadist militants took control.

06/11/2014

A bullet hole is seen on the window of a shop in the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi, as clashes rage between Iraqi security forces and militants in the province on January 5, 2013. Ramadi and the city of Fallujah, both west of Baghdad, have been held by militants for days, harkening back to the years after the 2003 US-led invasion when both cities were insurgent strongholds. Iraq is preparing a "major attack" to retake militant-held Fallujah, a senior official said on January 5, spelling a new assault for the city, west of Baghdad, where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents. (Photo by AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighting Between Iraqi Troops, Al Qaida Kills 34

Iraqi forces are trying to dislodge militants from Ramadi and Fallujah.

01/06/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.  (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: U.S. Will Support Iraq, But Without Troops

Secretary of State pledges support for Baghdad’s efforts to retake key cities from al Qaida forces.

01/05/2014

File photo of a missile. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

US Sends Hellfire Missiles To Iraq

The U.S. has sent Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to the Iraq’s air forces, which is using them in an ongoing campaign against the country’s branch of al-Qaida, officials in Washington and Baghdad said Thursday.

12/26/2013

More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one of the highest monthly tolls in recent years.SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Over 800 People Killed In Iraq In August

More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one of the highest monthly tolls in recent years.

09/01/2013

File photo of Camp Victory. (credit: KHALID MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Contractor Indicted For $350,000 Worth Of Iraq Generator Thefts

A civilian contractor has been indicted on charges of stealing two electric generators from a U.S. military base in Iraq and making false statements.

03/22/2013

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