U.S. Evolving Middle East Operations of Carrier Strike Group as ISIS Loses Ground, Iranian Drones Make Daily Appearances

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An F-18 lands aboard carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight operations in the Persian Gulf on March 10, 2018. USNI News photo. ABOARD CARRIER USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF — The rollback of ISIS forces in Iraq … Read More

After ISIS campaign, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq vow to drive out US troops

  BAGHDAD –  Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia with close ties to Iran may be training its sights on the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops scattered across the country. At least … Read More

Germany ties Iraq aid to peaceful resolution of conflict with Kurds

Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari BERLIN – 18 December 2017: Germany on Monday said its continued support for Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government … Read More

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

The Iranian city of Pol-e Zahab was particularly hard hit by the earthquake that struck on Sunday near the Iraqi border. CreditPouria Pakizeh/Iranian Students News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency  TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for … Read More

Earthquake Near Iran-Iraq Border Kills 221, Injures 2,800

At least 221 people were killed and 2,800 injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the Iran’s border with Iraq. Around 50 aftershocks were registered and more were expected, Iranian officials warned. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was … Read More

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