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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...many Kurdish areas of jihadi fighters.But since June, when Islamic State fighters captured weapons and vehicles from Iraqi army bases and brought them into Syria, the militants have retaken some Kurdish areas, mostly in the northern region of...
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Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

...melted into urban areas when needed to elude the threat, and they have even succeeded in taking new territory from an Iraqi army that still buckles in the face of militants.The limited results show the central weakness of the campaign: There is...
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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...from future employment in the public sector." He followed that up with CPA Order No. 2, which formally disbanded the Iraqi Army.Thus, having alienated the only people who knew how to make Iraq work as a civil society and having deprived them...
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years

...turn on al-Qaida in 2005-2007, that they too had been targeted by extremists.On Tuesday, Maliki said that the Iraqi army would hand over control of cities in Anbar province to the local police, a main demand of discontented Sunni politicians...
Alaska's Stryker Brigade halfway through its Iraq mission

...academies and training programs for Iraqi army officers and soldiers that include...counterinsurgency operations to five of the nine Iraqi army battalions it's working with, Shields said. Still, all the Iraqi army battalions, even the five that have...
A long recovery for Fairbanks solider

...guys" from the Abu Ghraib sector. "We shut down the problems we were having in the area and turned it over to the Iraqi army and moved on," he said. "When we arrived there were significantly more IEDs going off than when we left. After three...
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...validity of the arguments, our nation, with its overwhelming military might, invaded Iraq. And the "formidable" Iraqi army, that great threat to our nation, crumbled like a house of cards. No weapons of mass destruction, chemical or biological...
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

...extended stay of up to four months. The 172nd Stryker Brigade's main mission has been to provide security training to the Iraqi army and Iraqi police in the northern town of Mosul. Since being sent to Iraq in August 2005, the Stryker team has suffered...
This Day in History

...nations to deny money, support and sanctuary to terrorists. In 2005, a woman disguised as a man slipped into a line of Iraqi army recruits and detonated explosives strapped to her body, killing at least six recruits in the first known suicide attack...
Outside editorial: A war barely begun

...Saudi Arabia and other nations. But it never was realistic to expect the battle-hardened Taliban to imitate the Iraqi army of 1991 by throwing down its rifles and surrendering as soon as war began. Before Stufflebeem's remark, another senior...


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