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  • Va.-based relief group sends team to Iraq

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based relief organization is in Iraq, providing aid to displaced Christians. Operation Blessing says a team sent to Iraq this week is scheduled to begin delivering food and blankets…

  • ISIL establishes billion-dollar enterprise

    Until this week, Kurdish forces were outgunned by the Islamic
    State fighters, variously referred to as ISIS and ISIL, they\’re battling near Erbil.

  • Western countries struggling to keep tabs on terrorists

    Every day, terrorists trained in Syria and Iraq travel freely back to their homes in
    Europe and the U.S., and counterterrorism officials can\’t keep up with all of
    them.

  • Text of Obama’s statement on air strikes in Iraq

    By The Associated Press President Barack Obama’s statement Thursday night on authorizing U.S. air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and airdrops of humanitarian aid for Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists, as provided…

  • Expert: More troops signals lengthy U.S. engagement in Iraq

    The Obama Administration announced Tuesday that it\’s planning to deploy 200 more U.S. combat troops to Iraq, prompting one military expert to predict that this is likely the start of \”an expanded American role\” that
    could increase to \”a few thousand\” more Americans on the ground before it\’s over.

  • AAA: Iraq civil war pushing up gas prices in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States. Drivers in the District of Columbia are paying $3.89 per gallon. That’s up 5 cents…

  • 7 years later, Blackwater guards go on trial

    PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of delays, four former guards from the security firm Blackwater Worldwide are facing trial in the killings of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18…

  • On Memorial Day weekend, the names of the fallen

    For the first time ever, Vietnam War veterans will include the names of victims from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

  • Advocates raise call for veterans suicide prevention policy

    Suicide among veterans is a growing national problem, but many advocates say despite efforts to put bipartisan issues through Congress, little policy has been pushed forward to help vets at risk.

  • Syrian conflict complicates U.S.-Iraq relations

    The spillover of violence from Syria tops a
    list of growing concerns that a delegation of
    senior Iraqi officials are in Washington to
    discuss. The officials suggest that Iraq\’s
    security is threatened by the stalemate between
    the Syrian government and the rebels.

  • Should vets get a parade to honor their service?

    Super Bowl winners get parades. Holidays get parades. What about veterans?

  • Last airmen in Iraq returning to BWI

    The last 300 U.S. airmen to leave Iraq return to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday.