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Iran Attacks Two Bases in Iraq that House U.S. Forces, Casualties Reported

The Al-Asad and Erbil (Irbil) Airbases in Iraq were attacked this evening as multiple surface-to-surface missiles were fired at the facilities by Iran and an unconfirmed report says that there are multiple Iraqi military casualties. The Pentagon issued a statement saying that at about 5:30 p.m. EST, Iran launched more a dozen ballistic missiles against at least two facilities in ...

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US To Deploy 3,000 Troops To Middle East Following Soleimani Airstrike: Report

The Pentagon will deploy 3,000 troops to the Middle East in response to escalating tensions, which culminated in a U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general in Iraq on Thursday, according to news reports. Three Pentagon officials told NBC News the soldiers will deploy to Iraq, Kuwait and other areas of the Middle East. The soldiers, from the 82nd ...

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State Department Urges Americans To ‘Immediately’ Leave Iraq

The State Department urged Americans to leave Iraq due to “heightened tensions” following the death of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that President Donald Trump’s Defense Department ordered a U.S. military airstrike that killed Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Following Soleimani’s death, the State Department urged Americans to leave Iraq and suspended all ...

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U.S. Strikes in Iraq Killed Powerful Iranian General and Deputy

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In a stunning admission, Iran says that one of its most powerful generals was killed in Iraq as well as a senior deputy. An airstrike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its regional security apparatus, at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iranian state television and three Iraqi officials said, an attack that’s expected to ...

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State Department Ordered All Non-Essential Staff To Leave Iraq

The U.S. Embassy in Iraq said that the State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to leave the country immediately, citing heightened tensions with and indications of growing threats from Iran. The warning comes after the Trump administration said it detected urgent threats against American forces from Iran and its proxy forces in the region. The embassy advised Americans to ...

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Trump Had One Main Concern About Visiting Troops In Iraq

President Donald Trump revealed Wednesday that he was concerned for the safety of first lady Melania Trump during an unannounced trip to Iraq late Christmas evening to visit with U.S. troops for the holidays. While speaking at a press conference at the Al Asad Airbase just west of Baghdad, Trump told reporters that he “absolutely” had concerns traveling to the ...

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President, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to U.S. service members at Al Asad Air Base outside Baghdad. They stayed about three hours, mingling with troops and posing for pictures. The president also addressed the troops before visiting their dining facility. Watch his remarks here: Source: Department of Defense Content created by Conservative Daily News is ...

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5 Things to Know About Operations in Iraq

Army Col. Jonathan C. Byrom serves as commander of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and deputy director of Joint Operations Command Iraq. Byrom provided an update to reporters at the Pentagon on continued efforts to find and eliminate any remaining pockets of the largely defeated ISIS. 1) While the government of Iraq has declared the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to ...

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Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq [full text]

On May 22, 2003, by Executive Order 13303, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and ...

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How Iraq Was Won and Lost [video]

How Iraq was won and lost

What if people have the war in Iraq backward? What if George W. Bush and the U.S. military won it, and Barack Obama and the Democrats gave it away? Well, we don’t have to wonder “what if” because Pete Hegseth, who served in Iraq, explains what happened.

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Democrats: Still living in an alternate universe!

I’ve always been one who wants open dialogue on all issues. I like when someone has an opposing viewpoint and comes at it honestly. Note that word “honestly.” What I mean by that is, if you have formulated your own opinion based on fact or experience then even if we are at opposite ends of the issue we should be ...

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Watch: ISIS Demonstrates Offensive Drone Capability on Iraqi Humvee

ISIS Drone destroys Iraqi Humvee

ISIS appears to have married anti-vehicle munitions with drones able to carry, aim and drop the ordinance with shocking accuracy. A video released by the ISIS propaganda outlet Amaq news agency on Friday supposedly shows a weapon being dropped from a flying drone. The unguided munition falls to the ground and destroys a humvee in a massive explosion. CDN is awaiting independent ...

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Report: ISIS Forces May Have Used Mustard Gas Against U.S., Iraqi Troops

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A base in Iraq housing U.S. and Iraqi forces came under artillery attack Tuesday and preliminary reports indicate that the terrorist army may have used mustard gas. The attack was against the Qayarrah military base just south of Mosul in Iraq, but no troops were injured and none have displayed signs of mustard gas exposure. Mustard gas was introduced into combat by ...

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What ISIS Wants

What is ISIS

PragerU Explains where ISIS came from, what it is and what it wants. Most of the video is an interesting and informative rewind of what’s happened in the middle-east under Obama’s leadership, but there are several thought-provoking nuggets of wisdom in this instructive video.

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USTRANSCOM Reports Delivery of Humvees to Strategically Important Camp Taji

In an article dated 2 July 2015, the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) reports delivery of 70 up-armored Humvees to the besieged Iraqi security forces in Camp Taji, Iraq. The delivery was made by the 310th Advise and Assist Team of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and the 1st Sustainment Command and was part of a larger delivery of over 150 ...

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