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Mattis in Iraq: We’re Not Here For Your Oil

The U.S. military is not in Iraq “to seize anybody’s oil”, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, before arriving on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Monday.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis at NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2017

Suicide Bomb Attack Targets Baghdad Market

A suicide bomber blew up a car at the entrance of Baghdad’s main vegetable market on Sunday, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, security officials and medics said.

In this Sunday, July 3, 2016 photo, civilians carry the body of a victim killed in a massive suicide truck bomb attack in Karada, Iraq. Iraq’s deadliest single bombing in 13 years of war has turned the Baghdad district where it took place into the centerpiece in an increasingly bitter …

UN: 59,000 Displaced in Mosul as Iraqi Troops Dig Deeper into Islamic State Territory

Representatives of a variety of United Nations (UN) agencies and non-governmental organizations have warned that the conditions in liberated areas of Mosul, Iraq, have made civilians extremely vulnerable to disease, dehydration, and famine, as the Iraqi military continues to barrel deeper into the city’s Islamic State strongholds.

MOSUL, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 15: A young girl walks across a street just behind the frontline in the Entisar neighborhood on November 15, 2016 in Mosul, Iraq. The mosul offensive has slowed due to heavy resistance from ISIL in the small streets of the outer neighbourhoods of Mosul. Residents have …

Islamic State Takes Hundreds of Hostages in Mosul

The Islamic State has taken hundreds of hostages as it falls back into its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, bolstering its inventory of civilian human shields with 295 Iraqi Security Forces troops kidnapped last week.

In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 photo, a wounded Iraqi special forces soldier gets treatment at a field clinic in Gogjali, on the eastern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. As Iraqi forces struggle to secure recent gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul, casualties are spiking. Iraqi officers say they …

Iraqis Praise Trump: ‘We Need a Strong Leader’

According to Fox News, Donald Trump’s favorability rating is “sky-high” in Baghdad, as the “overwhelming majority” of Iraqis from various personal and religious backgrounds support him over Hillary Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Geneva, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Turkey Threatens Ground Invasion of Iraq as Peshmerga Declare Mission Accomplished

The government of Turkey has warned that it is prepared for a ground invasion of northern Iraq if the Marxist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) does not vacate its camps in Sinjar. Turkey, present in Iraq against the wishes of Baghdad, has been training Kurdish Peshmerga militia units near Erbil, south of Sinjar.

FILE -- In this Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 file photo, Peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq. In the week since Iraq launched an operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, its forces have pushed toward the city …

Iraq Alcohol Ban Sparks Political Backlash

Secular Iraqis woke up feeling hungover on Sunday, after a surprise parliament vote they claim is unconstitutional and shows that dominant religious parties have their priorities wrong.

An Iraqi man walks past a closed liquor store in the capital Baghdad on October 23, 2016. Iraq's parliament on October 22, voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. / AFP …

Defense Secretary Ash Carter In Iraq to Assess Mosul Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq on Saturday to meet with his commanders and assess the progress in the opening days of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives for the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial meetings at Lancaster House in London on September 8, 2016

Turkey-Iraq Tensions Rise as Battle of Mosul Approaches

Wednesday found the governments of Turkey and Iraq summoning each others’ ambassadors for acrimonious exchanges over Turkish troops stationed near Mosul, as the battle to liberate that city from ISIS approaches.

IRAQ, NAJAF : TOPSHOT - Members of the Popular Mobilisation Units supporting the government forces stand on the outskirts of the holy Iraqi city of Najaf on September 24, 2016, as take part in a military parade from Karbala to Najaf to review the military equipment to be used in …

Q&A with Author Nadia Al Sultani: Iraq’s Future ‘Looks Bleak’

Nadia Al Sultani, in answering questions about her book Baghdad Stories: An Iraqi-American Memoir, told Breitbart News that President Barack Obama’s decision to completely withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 “did have an important impact on the outcomes that Iraq is reeling from currently.”

Q&A with Author Nadia Al Sultani: Iraq’s Future ‘Looks Bleak’