Category Archives: Tensions

Tensions mount after 3 rockets hit US base in Iraq — 1 contractor dead, 1 US troop, 8 contractors injured

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials now say three 107 mm rockets struck an Iraqi airbase in Irbil where U.S. forces are based late Monday, killing one U.S.-led coalition contractor and injuring a U.S. service member and others, Iraqi security and coalition officials reported, sparking fears of new hostilities. The rockets, part of a volley of about […]

Amid tensions with US, Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s military kicked off a ground forces drill on Tuesday along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported, the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is holding amid escalating tensions over its nuclear program and Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran. According to the report, commando […]

Amid tensions with US, Iran introduces two new missiles named for leaders killed in airstrike

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has unveiled two new missiles amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, according to Iran’s state TV. State TV said officials unveiled the two new missiles on Thursday — National Defense Industry Day in Iran. They are named after top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader […]

Tensions with Iran and its proxies led to accelerated transfer of bases housing coalition troops to Iraqi forces

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An inspector general report detailed how tensions between Iran and its militia forces with the U.S. led to an accelerated transfer of several bases to Iraqi troops over force protection issues. From March 17 to March 30 the U.S. handed over four bases to Iraqi forces, to include an airfield near Mosul and a strategic […]

Tensions with Iran and its proxies led to accelerated transfer of bases housing coalition troops to Iraqi forces

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An inspector general report detailed how tensions between Iran and its militia forces with the U.S. led to an accelerated transfer of several bases to Iraqi troops over force protection issues. From March 17 to March 30 the U.S. handed over four bases to Iraqi forces, to include an airfield near Mosul and a strategic […]