Qassim Abdul-Zahra, The Associated Press

  • Motorists pass by a Popular Mobilization poster in Baghdad on June 26, 2020. Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. (Hadi Mizban/AP)
    Iraq arrests over a dozen men suspected of attacks targeting American military presence

    Iraqi security forces arrested over a dozen men suspected of a spate of rocket attacks against the U.S. presence in Iraq, the Iraqi military said Friday — the strongest action to date by the new government in Baghdad against perpetrators suspected of ties to Iran.

  • This photo released by the government-affiliated Media Security Cell on Thursday, March 12, 2020, shows a rocket-rigged truck launcher after a rocket attack on Camp Taji, a few miles north of Baghdad, in Rashidiya, Iraq. (Media Security Cell via AP)
    Iraqi army says 2 rockets hit base near Baghdad, no losses

    Two rockets hit an Iraqi base frequented by U.S. troops north of Baghdad late Saturday without causing any casualties, Iraq’s military said, the third such attack this month and just days after Washington and Baghdad launched strategic talks.

  • In this July 23, 2019, file photo, security forces detonate an explosive device placed by the Islamic State militants during a search operation in Taramiyah, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (Hadi Mizban/AP)
    ISIS extremists step up attacks as Iraq, Syria grapple with virus

    The renewed mayhem is a sign that the militant group is taking advantage of governments absorbed in tackling the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing slide into economic chaos.

  • Anti-government protesters gather while security forces close a bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas, during an ongoing protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Hadi Mizban/AP)
    Iraqi officials say rockets strike Baghdad’s Green Zone

    At least three rockets struck Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone near the American Embassy late Tuesday, a day after an attack on a training base south of Baghdad where U.S.-led coalition troops and NATO trainers were present, Iraqi security officials said. It was the fourth such attack in the span of a week.

  • Iraqi Federal Police attached to the 1st Battalion conduct a class on squad tactics at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Feb., 8, 2018. (Spc. Antonio Lewis/Army)
    Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia

    Iraq and Russia discussed prospects for deepening military coordination, Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Thursday, amid a strain in Baghdad-Washington relations after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general inside Iraq.

  • In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, a U.S. Air Force plane, background, lands at Ain al-Asad airbase, in Anbar, Iraq. (Qassim Abdul-Zahra/AP)
    Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US military in fight against Islamic State

    The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials said, amid a crisis of mistrust between Washington and Baghdad after an American strike killed a top Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander.