ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) claimed responsibility on Friday for Baghdad's suicide attacks via the group's Amaq news agency, Reuters reports. Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people.
Friends, the last week has been *a lot.* But I'd like to bring your attention to something that largely has been swept from the news: The attack, one year ago on Friday, on U.S. troops in Iraq with Iranian ballistic missiles.
The United States on Friday announced sanctions on Iraq's Chairman of Hashd al-Shaabi, Falih Fayadh, on connections to human rights abuses, a statement confirmed.
FRIDAY—Central Asia faces a humanitarian and security dilemma as foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq come home. What are the lessons learned from Kazakhstan's operation to repatriate hundreds of citizens for rehabilitation and reintegration?
I asked Blackwater founder Erik Prince about calling Iraqis "barbarians" and about the murder & manslaughter that happened on his watch in Iraq. You should really listen to his replies. (Watch the whole with him this Friday on )
BREAKING: The US State Department has urged its citizens in Iraq to depart "immediately" due to "heightened tensions" in the region. A top Iranian military commander was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad airport on Friday morning.