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Iraq

US bases in Iraq targeted in rocket attacks

US troops in Iraq have been targeted three times in mortars and katyusha rocket strikes since last weekend. Shia militias…

Caliphate, interrupted

The defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was neither final nor decisive, and policymakers should heed the…

IRGC-controlled Iraqi group threatens to retaliate if US strikes

The second-in-command of the IRGC-controlled, Iraqi Harakat al Nujaba has threatened to attack US targets in the Middle East if…

US to designate IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization

The State Department announced today that it intends to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization. The IRGC's activities…

US-backed forces declare end to Islamic State’s physical caliphate

The US-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) announced today that Baghouz has been liberated from the Islamic State. The US considers…

US adds Iranian-backed Shia militia and its leader to list of global terrorists

The US Department of State added Harakat al Nujaba, an Iranian-supported Shiite militia which operates in both Iraq and Syria,…

Analysis: The Islamic State hasn’t been defeated

President Trump claimed earlier today that the Islamic State has been "defeated" in Syria. But an unknown number of the…

US-led coalition kills Islamic State leader tied to murder of American

The US-led coalition announced today that Abu al Umarayn and "several" other Islamic State leaders were killed in recent airstrikes…