323 articles tagged "Iraq war"
Eight US troops killed in Iraq Tuesday - 6 in bomb blasts north of Baghdad, two more in helicopter crash in Diyala
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2007, 4:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
These latest deaths announced by the US military, raise the May toll to 106, making it the deadliest month for American army personnel this year.
Iraqi Shiite Moqtada Sadr condemns Israel, Britain and US as "evil trio"<br/>in first sermon since returning to Iraq <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2007, 7:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
He addressed 6,000 worshippers at Kufa south of Baghdad Friday. At the same time the powerful cleric urged his followers to use peaceful means to expel the occupation forces. debkafile's exclusive sources report that after an absence of four months, Sadr has signaled he is amenable to talks ...
US military identifies the body pulled out of Euphrates as one of three widely hunted abducted soldiers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2007, 6:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Iraqi police which retrieved the body said he was wearing US army trousers and boots and had bullet wounds to the head and chest. Thousands of US and Iraqi soldiers have been hunting for the missing Americans since they were kidnapped in an al Qaeda ambush south of Baghdad ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2007, 4:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
He was reacting to the pressure coming from Washington to effect major reforms by fall to meet the Bush administration's benchmarks. Several mortar rounds struck the Iraqi parliament building in the fortified Green Zone Monday. Across Iraq, 58 Iraqis died in attacks or were found dead, including seven people ambushed ...
Armed men sweep through Kurdish villages in Kirkuk region of N. Iraq killing at least 25 Kurds and wounding many others<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2007, 7:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: Al Qaeda has begun focusing its terrorist attacks on Kurdistan. The killer squads, dressed in Iraqi police uniforms, attacked several villages in Mandali province of northeastern Kirkuk, Sat. May 19. After an earlier attack ten days ago, an al Qaeda-affiliated group said the "apostate peshmerga forces" were ...
Visiting UK PM Tony Blair just escapes two mortar attacks in Iraq visit - at the British embassy in Baghdad and UK HQ in Basra
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2007, 9:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: The high precision of the attacks on Blair's unpublicized, tightly-secured visit Saturday indicates effective inside hostile intelligence in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone government center and the southern town of Basra which is under British control. The British premier was on a final tour to visit British troops ...
A suicide truck bomb kills at least 50, injures 80, outside Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mahmour, N. Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2007, 9:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: Al Qaeda has extended its operations into Kurdistan, focusing on Mosul as a stronghold. Last week President Taliban's HQ was attacked in Irbil. Fifteen people were killed
Attack kills five US soldiers, three feared captured in Saturday dawn attack south of Baghdad near Mahmoudiya<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2007, 1:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
It was not immediately clear if an Iraqi army interpreter was among the killed or missing. Coalition forces have launched an intense ground and air hunt for the three missing men. Checkpoints have been set up on roads leading away from the area and west into Anbar to prevent the ...
Iraqi government officials warn US lawmakers hasty US troop pull-out would have disastrous consequences
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2007, 12:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iraqi dep. PM Barham Saleh lobbied Republicans and Democrats alike hours before the House voted Thursday to limit war funds. "Iraq is a central battlefield against terrorism," he said. In Cambridge, England, President Jalal Talibani pleaded for another one or two years of US and British help with security, after ...
April saw attacks in Iraq by Iran-made armor-piercing EFPs peak to 69, causing 14 US military deaths, injuring 47<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2007, 7:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was almost double the March figure of 38 attacks. The US military spokesman in Iraq reported Wednesday that suicide car bombings in Iraq were up 30% since January. He also confirmed that Iranian intelligence officials were now acting in support of select Sunni Muslim insurgent groups in Iraq.
Wednesday, a ...
Up to 10 Shiite militiamen killed, a torture room destroyed in second US operation in Baghdad's Sadr City in three days <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2007, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Like the first on Friday, Sunday's raid targeted suspected members of a Shiite cell smuggling armor-piercing EFPs bombs from Iran, who also arranged for members to take terrorist training in Iran.
Sixteen cell members were rounded up Friday.Several caches of the sophisticated weapon responsible for an increasing number of US ...
Al Qaeda uses small remote-controlled aircraft for first time in attempt to destroy President Talabani's PUK HQ in Suleimaniya<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2007, 9:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
Kurdish sources said authorities in Kurdistan thwarted the attack but voiced fear of al Qaeda's growing technological weapons expertise in Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2007, 8:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Instead of the one-on-one between US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and the Iranian foreign minister, the supposed piece de resistance of the two-day conference on Iraq's future, the occasion ended Friday, May 4, on the harsh note of the Iranian minister's denunciation of US policy. He called for a ...
A radical Iraqi Shiite cell suspected of importing armor-piercing weapons from Iran is broken up in Baghdad<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2007, 4:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
US forces rounded up 16 cell members in a raid Friday in Baghdad's Sadr City slum district. Several caches of the weapon responsible for an increasing number of US and Iraqi deaths were discovered and destroyed in recent months. US intelligence reports also link the Shiite cell to kidnappings in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2007, 9:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
While US troop losses exceeded 100, Brig. Gen Perry Wiggins, Dep. Operations director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported Iraqi security forces lost 300 men in April.
Another 3,700 US troops arrive in Baghdad Wednesday, approved by President Bush to support the security operation against sectarian warfare. The arrivals ...
Another 3,700 US troops arrive in Baghdad Wednesday as bombings and shootings kill 10 in third month of security crackdown<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2007, 7:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
The arrivals belong to the US 4th Brigade, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The remainder should be in place by June, raising the total of US troops in Iraq to 160,000.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2007, 6:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
He was said by the Iraqi interior minister spokesman to have died in an "internal dispute" north of Baghdad. Brig. Gen. Abdul Kareem Khalaf said: "We have definite intelligence reports that al Masri was killed today." US forces are checking the report. Al Masri joined al Qaeda as a member ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2007, 3:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
In April, 104 US troops were killed, making this the deadliest month since December.
Sunday, three US soldiers were killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, where five American soldiers died also Saturday. Also Sunday, a US marine was killed in combat operations in Anbar, and a ...
At least 55 people killed in Karbala south of Baghdad when a parked car blew up between two Shiite shrines Saturday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2007, 2:27 PM (GMT+02:00)
Scores more were hurt. This was the second deadly car bomb attack in the same area in two weeks. The US military reported Saturday that three marines died Thursday in combat in the restive Anbar province. So far this month, 90 American military personnel have been killed in Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2007, 9:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
One occurred in the Jadriya districted in the south after an earlier one blew up near the central Shorja market