Ain al-Asad

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US resident Donald Trump at a rally at Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq in December. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s declarations on the future of US forces in Syria and Iraq could jeopardise the ongoing campaign against Islamic State remn(...)

Volunteer Shia fighters  supporting Iraqi  forces in  combating  Islamic State  drive through the village of Fadhiliyah, which pro-government forces retook from IS militants last month,   in Iraq’s Anbar province  on February 24th, 2015. Photograph: Amhad Al-Rubaye/AFP Photo

A wave of bomb attacks around Baghdad killed 37 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday, as at least seven explosions struck in or near the Iraqi c(...)

 Shia volunteers receive martial arts training at a military base in Najaf, in southern Iraq. Shia volunteers have been assisiting the Iraqi army as it battles fighters from Islamic State, recently fighting off a major offensive the vicinity of the  Ain al-Asad airbase. Photograph: EPA

Islamic State (IS) forces have taken an Iraqi town about 8km from an US air base where hundreds of troops are stationed, according to the Pentagon.How(...)