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'No, No America': Iraq protesters demand expulsion of U.S. troops

24 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a cleric's call for a "million strong" turnout. | Video

"No, No America": Thousands of Iraqis rally against U.S. military presence

24 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD, Jan 24 Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a "million strong" protest against the American military presence, following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief.

RPT-U.S. troops describe 'miraculous' escape at Iraqi base attacked by Iran

14 Jan 2020

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Jan 13 Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Iran's first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed.

Hours of forewarning saved U.S., Iraqi lives from Iran's missile attack

14 Jan 2020

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq Nearly eight hours before Iran’s January 8 missile attack on U.S. forces at bases in Iraq, American and Iraqi soldiers at Ain al-Asad air base scrambled to move personnel and weaponry to fortified bunkers, two Iraqi officers stationed at the base told Reuters. | Video

U.S. troops describe 'miraculous' escape at Iraqi base attacked by Iran

14 Jan 2020

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Iran's first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed.

Washington turns down Iraqi call to remove troops

11 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad, and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATO's presence there. | Video

RPT-INSIGHT-How one deadly day prompted Iraqi leader's exit

17 Dec 2019

NAJAF, Iraq, Dec 16 In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 28, after Iraqi demonstrators set the Iranian consulate in the southern holy city of Najaf ablaze, the killings began.

How one deadly day prompted Iraqi leader's exit

16 Dec 2019

NAJAF, Iraq In the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 28, after Iraqi demonstrators set the Iranian consulate in the southern holy city of Najaf ablaze, the killings began.

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric condemns protester killings and calls for gun controls

13 Dec 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of anti-government protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular deadly attack by masked gunmen in Baghdad.

Iraq protest death toll mounts as cleric warns against meddling

07 Dec 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as armed men killed at least 19 people, including three police, near a Baghdad protest site on Friday.

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