War in Iraq

Preparing to go in Rochester

Transporting Guard soldiers, equipment is no easy task

Minnesota National Guard soldiers charged with transporting thousands of soldiers and their equipment have already been working for more than half a year on logistics for the upcoming deployment by the First Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division to Kuwait.
(05/20/2011)

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Document Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit
Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
Document With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit
A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take the city of Tikrit.
Document What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?
The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Document Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit
Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.
Document Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters
An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture the city, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul.

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