Updated 4:40 am CDT, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 file photo, Iraqi soldiers patrol along the border between Syria and Iraq in Anbar province, Iraq. Several people were killed in a car bomb blast in a former stronghold of the Islamic State group in western Iraq, a security official said on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Qasem al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press the attacker drove a booby-trapped vehicle into a joint security checkpoint managed by the Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces at the southern entrance to the town of al-Qaim, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the Syrian border. less FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 file photo, Iraqi soldiers patrol along the border between Syria and Iraq in Anbar province, Iraq. Several people were killed in a car bomb blast in a former stronghold of ... more Photo: Khalid Mohammed, AP FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 … [Read more...] about Iraq official: Suicide bomber kills 7 at checkpoint in Anbar
Associated Press Published 3:00 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Washington – The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, was from Spokane, Washington. The Pentagon said he died Monday in Baghdad of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar. Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. … [Read more...] about Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Iraq
Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press Published 4:17 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 Washington – A U.S. service member was killed and several others were wounded Monday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, where a U.S.-led coalition is battling the remnants of the Islamic State group. The cause of the crash was being investigated, but it did not appear to be the result of hostile fire, the coalition said in a statement. It said the crash occurred shortly after midnight. It was the 14th U.S. service member fatality in the war on IS this year, according to the tracking site iCasualties. Seven were killed in a helicopter crash in March in Iraq’s eastern Anbar province, where American operations have been concentrated in recent months. That crash also did not appear to be the result of enemy fire. U.S. officials in Washington said the service member was an American without providing further details. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details prior to public notice. Coalition … [Read more...] about US service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq
By Tatiana Sanchez | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 18, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: August 19, 2018 at 7:35 am When he applied for refugee status in the United States, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen told officials he was fleeing persecution in his native Iraq. He was cleared by federal officials to immigrate in 2014 and eventually settled in Sacramento, where he worked as an auto mechanic to make ends meet. But authorities say Ameen’s dramatic arrest Wednesday revealed an uglier truth: He was the persecutor. The 45-year-old was arrested at an apartment complex on suspicion of killing a police officer in Iraq in 2014 and is accused of having deep ties to the Islamic State and al Qaeda terrorist groups, according to the Department of Justice. His arrest has stirred up disturbing questions about the country’s refugee vetting process, which resettlement agencies and federal officials have insisted is air tight. But those same agencies have … [Read more...] about How could a refugee from Iraq with ties to ISIS slip through to U.S.?
By Bob Egelko Published 9:15 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Photo: Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. The refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP) less This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Omar Abdulsattar Ameen. The refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed ... more Photo: Associated Press Man wanted for murder of a police officer in Iraq arrested in Sacramento 1 / 1 Back to Gallery An Iraqi man wanted for the terrorist … [Read more...] about Man wanted for murder of a police officer in Iraq arrested in Sacramento