US troops in Iraq
US troops in Iraq Iraq announces end of US combat mission, but US says troops not leaving 

The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country

US troop withdrawal from Iraq All US combat troops to withdraw from Iraq by end of this year

The opposition in Iraq has said the decision does not go far enough as the parliament had passed a resolution calling for the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the country

Foreign troops in Iraq Iraq seeks timeline for US troop withdrawal from the country 

There is increasing pressure on the Iraqi government to act on the presence of foreign troops in the country, particularly since the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the US last year

Iraq airbase attacked Five injured in rocket attack on US airbase in Iraq

After Joe Biden assumed office as the US president, close to 20 such attacks have taken place against US interests and facilities in Iraq as opposition to the presence of foreign troops continues to grow

Foreign troops in Iraq Iraq seeks to speed up US troop withdrawal from the country 

US troops deployed in oil-rich Iraq following the NATO-led invasion in 2003 were withdrawn in 2011 but were re-deployed in 2014 following the rise of ISIS. Their presence has caused significant popular unrest in the country 

Iraq asks US timeline for troop withdrawal and other stories

Today we look at Iraq’s demands for the withdrawal of US troops, protests following the police shooting of Adam Toledo, US public support for vaccine waivers, and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

Iraq protests demanding withdrawal of US troops Iraqis demand withdrawal of US troops on anniversary of killing of Soleimani, al-Muhandis

Thousands of protesters gathered at Tahrir square in Baghdad after marching to the highway leading to the airport where Soleimani and Muhandis were killed last year. They demanded the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

Trump administration announces partial troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

By January, the number of troops in both these countries will be down to around 2,500. Peace activists have welcomed the decision even as sections of the establishment have resisted it

Julian Assange prison The US is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war on Iraq

With Julian Assange’s extradition trial set to begin on September 7, Vijay Prashad discusses Assange’s heroic work in exposing US war crimes and the heavy price he has paid for it

US Patriot missiles in Iraq US deploys Patriot missile systems in Iraq

The missiles have been deployed to Ain al-Assad and Erbil bases in Iraq, both of which recently suffered missile and rocket attacks. Iran has condemned the deployment as a bid to increase tensions in west Asia

US troops Iraq US to relocate troops in Iraq amid rising opposition

The status of the US and NATO coalition forces in Iraq has changed drastically post the targeted assassination of Popular Mobilisation Forces commander al-Muhandis and Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the US in January

Iran strikes US targets Retaliatory attack by Iran heightens tensions with the US

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called the move a “slap in the face for US” and has demanded the end of US presence in the region