Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military air base at Balad north of Baghdad on Sunday, wounding two Iraqi soldiers, the Iraqi military said in a statement. Security officials had said earlier that the Katyusha rockets had fallen on the area of the base that houses U.S. contractors, and that no casualties had been… Read More Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the… Read More Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

Eleven dead, eight injured as armed men attack army post in Iraq

Unidentified gunmen killed at least 11 people and wounded 8 others including soldiers in an attack on an Iraqi army post in western Baghdad, police sources and medics said on Monday. The assailants in four vehicles attacked the post in the city’s Al-Radhwaniya district using grenades and automatic weapons, the sources said. The army and… Read More Eleven dead, eight injured as armed men attack army post in Iraq

U.S.-led coalition troops withdraw from Iraq’s Taji military base

United States-led international coalition troops withdrew from Iraq’s Taji military base on Sunday and handed it over to Iraqi security forces, witnesses and the coalition said. The base, 20 km (12 miles) north of Baghdad, had been the site of frequent rocket attacks by Iran-backed militias targeting U.S.-led troops in recent months. “The movement of… Read More U.S.-led coalition troops withdraw from Iraq’s Taji military base

Ten dead, dozens injured as security forces clash with demonstrators in Iraq

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday, police and hospital sources said, as demonstrators and security forces clashed in a second day of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government. The unrest followed violence on Friday in which at least 52 people were killed around the country as protesters vented… Read More Ten dead, dozens injured as security forces clash with demonstrators in Iraq

Foreign companies evacuate staff following rocket strike at oil site in Iraq

A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.-Iran tensions in the region. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near Iraq’s southern city of Basra, the fourth time in a week… Read More Foreign companies evacuate staff following rocket strike at oil site in Iraq