Iraq

Iran retaliates, fires missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about Iran’s missile strikes on an Iraqi airbase that houses American and other international troops. Continue reading

Study guide: US kills Iran’s top general

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about the hostilities taking place in Iraq, including the U.S. killing of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani. Continue reading

How ISIS steals oil to stay in power

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The Islamic State (ISIS) finances much of its military operation through the selling and siphoning off of oil in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

World leaders debate strategies to defeat ISIS

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A meeting of world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday discussed methods of stemming the spread of violent extremism in the Middle East. Continue reading

Obama sends more U.S. troops to Iraq for fight against ISIL

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450 more troops will join the 3,100 troops that are already there in a training and advisory role. Continue reading

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