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ISIS is attempting to make a comeback in Iraq by employing tactics that helped it rise to power several years ago, a new report warns.

ISIS is trying to make a comeback by creating chaos with assassinations — the same tactic it employed before it rose to power 5 years ago

ISIS remains a threat in the Middle East and a new report from the Soufan Center warns it's attempting to make a comeback by resorting to a tactic it employed back in 2013 when it was still known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI): the targeted assassinations of Iraqi security personnel.
Iraqi Security Forces is ready to fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 5, 2018.

These photos of US troops hammering ISIS in Syria and then playing baseball are straight outta ‘Apocalypse Now’

In early June, the US Army released a dozen photos showing the base and the troops firing artillery to help the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS. Later, the Army released photos of the troops playing an improvised game of baseball as dusk sets in and smoke clouds billow in the background.

The 28 most dangerous countries in the world

While the world's safest countries tend to be highly developed nations in the west and in eastern Asia, the most dangerous places are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East — where poverty and war create a highly unstable mix.

I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories

"I joined right out of high school, like any typical high school kid does to get out of their hometown, pay for college, make something of themselves," one soldier said.
U.S. Marine LCpl. Brian Norcoss (L) and LCpl. Joshua Wall from Golf Company 2nd Battalion 7th Marines set up security during a patrol on August 16, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. Golf Company is tasked with providing security in the southwest section of Fallujah including the main business district.

15 years ago, the US invaded Iraq — here’s how it changed the Middle East country

The war killed 4,500 US troops and cost over $2 trillion.
A US Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter.

7 crew members killed after US military HH-60 helicopter crashes in Iraq

Initial reports indicate the crew members were not on a combat mission and no hostile fire was taken.

Crazy videos show the A-10 Warthog doing what it does best — annihilating its targets

The videos were shot during training exercises and in real-world scenarios.
President Donald Trump with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House, March 20, 2017.

Trump reportedly jokingly referred to Iraqi officials as ‘the most accomplished group of thieves he’d ever met’

The remark, reportedly made in jest, came after Trump criticized US allies and suggested taking Iraqi oil as compensation during his presidential campaign.
Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein wrote a romantic novel you can actually buy on Amazon

"Zabiba and the King" gives a glimpse into Saddam Hussein's ideology, but it isn't exactly heralded for its artistic merit.