Latest Iraq conflict Stories
By Kristin Roberts and Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned on Thursday against pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq prematurely, saying it would be seen as a victory by extremists who want to control a region extending beyond the Middle East.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Almost a quarter of Iraq's national police are led by men suspected of crimes or sectarian violence and should be replaced, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday. "There are 26 battalions.
By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trying to patch over their differences before November elections, top congressional Democrats urged President George W. Bush on Monday to start pulling U.S. troops from Iraq this year but did not specify a time frame for completing the withdrawal.
By Khaled Farhan NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ites from all over the world aspire to be buried in Najaf's sacred Valley of Peace cemetery, but the dozens of Iraqi corpses brought there every Friday bear witness only to the carnage sweeping the country.
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military, faced with unrelenting violence in Baghdad, may boost its force in Iraq by delaying the scheduled departure of some troops involved in routine rotations, officials said on Wednesday.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military has cleared a soldier of unlawfully killing an Iraqi civilian after investigators concluded Specialist Nathan Lynn had reason to believe the man was carrying a gun when he opened fire.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Raging sectarian violence has forced a sharp increase in the number of Iraqis fleeing their homes this month, the government said on Thursday.
By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers after they boarded a minibus in a market in a Shi'ite city in Iraq on Tuesday, killing 59 people and sparking clashes between protesters and police, witnesses and officials said.
KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb hit a group of laborers near a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Iraqi city of Kufa on Tuesday, killing 15 and wounding 21, police said.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen killed over 50 people in an attack around a crowded market in a violent town near Baghdad on Monday, one of the bloodiest incidents in Iraq this year. Local officials and residents in Mahmudiya, as well as the U.S.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).