He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.
The Islamic State extremist group launched an offensive Wednesday in Iraq’s western Anbar province, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi in what was the most significant threat to the city by the Sunni militants to date.
Vice President Joe Biden is setting the stage for the Iraqi prime minister’s visit to Washington by claiming momentum in the battle against Islamic State militants.
Defense minister says Iraqi solders have driven Islamic militant fighters out of Saddam Hussein’s home town.
The families of three American soldiers killed during a brazen attack in Iraq are suing the Iranian government for allegedly orchestrating the raid.
American warplanes bombed ISIS targets to support Iraqi ground forces as they make their final push into Tikrit.
A former U.S. soldier has returned to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Thursday as Iraqi security forces clashed with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants a day after sweeping into the Sunni city north of Baghdad.
Iran is playing a helpful role against Islamic State militants in Iraq now, but once the extremists are vanquished, Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify the country, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday.
According to the Reuters news agency, the office of Salahuddin province governor Raed al-Jubouri said in a statement that “half of Qadisiya district, the largest of Tikrit’s neighborhoods” had been secured by the Iraqi troops and their Iranian-backed Shiite allies.