All posts tagged "Iraq"

  • Australia AFC Asian Cup Soccer
    S. Korea defeats Iraq 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final

    SYDNEY (Yonhap) — South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 to reach the final of the AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 27 years. Forward Lee Jeong-hyeop and defensive back Kim Young-gwon scored a goal apiece in...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    Fallen soldiers remembered

    6,758 military members, including at least 24 Korean Americans, have died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004, according to U.S. Department of Defense figures. By Kim Hyung-jae Americans celebrated Veterans Day Tuesday in honor of those who...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • Civilians inspect a burned house after a bombing in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo)
    U.S. airstrikes ISIS near Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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    U.S. launches airstrikes targeting ISIS

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the...

    • Posted September 7, 2014
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  • An armored vehicle belonging to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters rushes to a bombing site as smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for the first time on Friday, U.S. war planes have directly targeted the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq.(AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
    U.S. launches air strikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama’s promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to...

    • Posted August 8, 2014
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  • Amer Alwan Ibreesam, left, looks on as professor Cho Jae-ho of Ajou University Hospital examines the leg of his daughter Tiba at the hospital in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province. Hanwha Engineering and Construction brought Tiba from Iraq to get surgery on her leg in Korea. (Courtesy of Hanwha Engineering and Construction)
    Hanwha helps Iraqi girl walk again

    By Yoon Ja-young Tiba Amer Alwan, a 5-year-old girl living in Iraq, went out to welcome her father coming home from work last November. She fell down and broke her right leg. She underwent four surgeries, as...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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  • (AP-Yonhap) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sits inside a tent belonging to a Syrian family at a refugee camp in Irbil, 350 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. Ban expressed his deep sadness over the suffering and the hard conditions the refugees are living in. The Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011, has killed more than 120,000 people, forced more than 2 million to flee the country and devastated the nation's cities, economy and social fabric.
    U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon condemns S. Sudan, rebel forces for stealing humanitarian aid

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday strongly condemned the commandeering of humanitarian vehicles and the theft of food and other desperately needed aid by government and anti-government forces in violence-torn South Sudan. In a statement, Mr. Ban...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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