August 4, 2010

News from the Front: 08/04/2010 - Iraq

As Iraq Drawdown Nears, a Soldier Shares Hopes and Fears - President Obama marked the coming end of the combat mission in Iraq “as promised and on schedule” in a speech to veterans in Atlanta on Monday. (READ MORE)

Closure Comes With JSS Tarmiyah Transfer - When 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, arrived at Joint Security Station Tarmiyah in January 2010, there were still empty shell casings scattered on the rooftops and in the guard towers; a misleading sign as to what they would encounter over the next year. (READ MORE)

Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 3 August, 2010 - The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. (READ MORE)

Departing US Troops Pack Millions of Items in Iraq - Everything from helicopters to printer cartridges is being wrapped and stamped and shipped out of Iraq. (READ MORE)

Bombings, ambush leave 17 dead in Iraq - A bombing at an outdoor market in the southern city of Kut and a spate of attacks around the Iraqi capital killed at least 17 people Tuesday in the latest signs of deteriorating security amid a deepening political crisis. (READ MORE)

As Obama Talks Peace, Many Iraqis Are Unsure - The morning after President Obama spoke of bringing the war in Iraq to “a responsible end,” insurgents planted their black flag on Tuesday at a checkpoint they overran by killing the five policemen who staffed it. It was the second time in a week. (READ MORE)

Neighboring countries compete for influence in Iraq - As U.S. troops accelerate their withdrawal from Iraq, a fierce and potentially dangerous struggle to fill the vacuum is gathering pace among the country's often bitterly opposed neighbors. (READ MORE)

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