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ISIS protests public nativity scene

AL QAYYARAH, Iraq — The self-proclaimed Islamic State has voiced criticism of the nativity scene in front of a local burnt out Grand Immaculate Church, sources confirmed today. “We are deeply offended by these kafir displays of idolatry,”…

B-52s back on tour and ‘playing the classics’

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — With more than 60 years as a bomber, the Air Force's B-52s are gearing up to begin touring once again, with many dates already planned this summer in Iraq and Syria. The B-52s have been performing since the 1950s…

Iraqi soldier invents ‘Inshallah’ watch

BAGHDAD — A soldier in the Iraqi Army has invented a new tool to help Westerners better understand the Arab concept of time. Sgt. Samir Husain created the “Inshallah Watch” after noticing American military advisors becoming frustrated while…

Iraqi Army Running Desperately Short of Deserters

BAGHDAD, IRAQ – A confidential Pentagon memo on the fighting in Iraq suggests that problems in the Iraqi Army have reached the point where it is now even running desperately short of deserters. The memo, written by the U.S. military's…