The last U.S. troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait on Sunday, marking the end of an almost-nine year war. According to the defense department, 4,487 service members were killed in the war; more than 30,000 were wounded. In all, 1.5 million Americans served their nation at war. It is impossible to know with certainty the number of Iraqis who have died in Iraq since 2003.
Eight people died in Iraq as shootings and explosions targeted judges, security forces and liquor stores over the last 24 hours, police told CNN on Tuesday.
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel DeGeneres and his wife, Amanda, deployed to Iraq two weeks after they married.
A series of deadly bombings claimed more than a dozen lives in Iraq Saturday, according to police and health officials.
President Barack Obama on Friday announced that virtually all U.S. troops will come home from Iraq by the end of the year -- at which point he can declare an end to America's long and costly war in that Middle Eastern nation.
With the war in Iraq over, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen says Iraqis can establish a democratic government.
A brigade of U.S. troops originally scheduled to be among the very last to leave Iraq is being pulled out of the country months ahead of its planned departure, military officials said Saturday.
Dozens are killed in Kut, Iraq, after a car bomb and roadside bomb explode on a busy commercial street.
A barrage of attacks struck Monday across Iraq, killing at least 84 people and wounding more than 200, said officials, who likened the attacks to another outbreak last year.
Radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr thanked followers who offered to launch attacks against the U.S. military in Iraq should he reinstate his notorious Mehdi Army militia, according to a posting on his website.
A New York Times reporter in Iraq says at least five U.S. troops died after rockets were fired form a Kia pick-up truck.
At least 25 people, including five U.S. soldiers, have died in a series of explosions across Iraq on Monday, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
Violence in Iraq killed 20 people and injured 37 on Monday, authorities said.
Six Iraqi security forces were killed and eight others were wounded in two separate attacks on police and army on Saturday morning, police and health officials tell CNN.
At least nine city and provincial officials were among dozens killed when armed militants took over a government building in Iraq and held hostages this week, Interior Ministry officials told CNN Wednesday.
Security forces wrested control of an Iraqi government building from armed militants who attacked and seized the location and held people hostage earlier Tuesday, Interior Ministry officials said.
Demonstrators clashed with security forces around Iraq on Friday in confrontations that killed at least five people and wounded many others.
Three U.S. troops were killed Saturday in Iraq, including two who were slain by at least one Iraqi soldier in the northern city of Mosul.
Next year at this time, the United States is to withdraw all of its troops from Iraq, the scheduled end of a turbulent chapter in U.S. and Iraqi military history.
Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged the Iraqi and U.S. governments to launch investigations into reports of torture and detainee abuse after the WikiLeaks website published thousands of classified military documents detailing the war in Iraq.
WikiLeak's founder speaks at a press conference about the Iraq War documents recently released.
Like so many U.S. service members before them, the bodies of Sgt. Phillip Jenkins and Pvt. James McClamrock returned late Thursday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the most recent deaths of the war in Iraq.
A second television presenter was killed in as many days in Iraq, police said Wednesday.
The Iraqi military says an Iraqi soldier killed two U.S. soldiers and injured 9 others. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
An Iraqi soldier opened fire Tuesday on a group of U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, killing two and wounding nine others, the U.S. military and the Iraqi military said.
A string of bombings and shootings across Baghdad Monday left at least one Iraqi military officer dead and wounded more than a dozen civilians and soldiers, an Interior Ministry official said Monday.
U.S. military personnel were involved in repelling a suicide bombing attack Sunday on an Iraqi military base in Baghdad, four days after the United States officially ended its combat operations in Iraq.
In President Obama's second Oval Office speech, he announces that the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.
Marking the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, President Obama said Tuesday night that America would continue supporting Iraq's government while also looking to refocus its energies on the U.S. economy and the war in Afghanistan.
Vice President Joe Biden presides over a transition of power ceremony marking the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The following is a transcript of President Obama's Tuesday night speech to the nation about the official end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq:
Recent attacks raise major concerns about long-term stability in Iraq. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Just after the United States completed its drawdown of combat brigades in Iraq, militants Wednesday launched a wave of bombings across the country, mostly targeting security forces.
Assassinations and attacks in Iraq killed at least five people on Tuesday, as U.S. troop levels dropped to their lowest numbers since the war began and the country was praised for a precipitous drop in violence.
The Obama administration's planned drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq is proceeding "as promised" and should lead to an end of America's combat mission there by the end of August, President Barack Obama said Monday.
Attacks on military posts and police stations in Iraq claimed at least 21 lives Thursday.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at a string of suicide bombings highlighting the fragile state of security in Iraq
The ongoing presence of U.S. troops in Iraq "shows that the (Iraqi) government and the occupation are not serious about the withdrawal," a key Shiite cleric in the country said Wednesday.
Iraqis celebrated in the streets Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their cities and towns under an agreement signed last year with the U.S. government.
Despite some high-profile bombings in recent days, Iraq's security forces are ready to take over for U.S. forces this week to stabilize the nation's major cities, the U.S. commander in Iraq told CNN on Sunday.
Six car bombings in four hours killed 48 people and wounded 81 in various Baghdad neighborhoods Wednesday, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen goes to a violent neighborhood in Baghdad and discusses the possible national destabilization.
Iraqi security forces and Awakening Council members clashed Saturday in Baghdad, leaving two civilians dead, 13 other people wounded, and five Iraqi soldiers kidnapped, a military official told CNN.
With Americans confronting an economic crisis, public interest in the nearly 6-year-old war in Iraq has dropped off over the past few years as conditions on the ground there have improved and the relevance to the average American family's pocketbook wears thin.
Top Democrats have expressed concern over President Obama's plan to draw down nearly two-thirds of U.S. forces in Iraq by August 2010, while some key Republicans are offering praise.
President Obama said Friday he plans to withdraw most U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010.
A U.S. Marine and a soldier were shot to death Tuesday while conducting a humanitarian mission north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
A bomb exploded Tuesday outside a police recruitment center in Iraq's Diyala province, killing at least 30 people, an Iraqi army official said.
A roadside bomb attack on Monday killed two U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Pres. Bush makes a statement on Iraq, saying there has been encouraging news in July.
President Bush gave an upbeat assessment Thursday of security strides in Iraq as U.S. troop deaths headed for their lowest monthly total since early in the war.
Four female suicide bombers and a gunman killed at least 70 people and wounded almost 300 others during a string of attacks in central Baghdad and Kirkuk on Monday, officials said.
Obama and McCain stake their positions on Iraq. But what do Iraqis think? CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
Sen. Barack Obama said he found "a strong, emerging consensus" for the redeployment of U.S. combat forces from Iraq, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki telling Obama he hoped American combat troops will be gone in two years.
Sen. Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday discussed a "general time horizon" for any American troop withdrawals from Iraq, al-Maliki's office said.
A car bomb killed at least seven children and 11 other people in a northern city
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new chief of U.S. Central Command, placing him in charge of American forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Iraq's Anbar province -- once dominated by Sunni insurgents but now a bastion of tribal opposition against the militants -- will soon be run by the Iraqi military.
With violence down in Iraq, CNN's Morgan Neill sees how a U.S. explosives ordnance team deals with downtime.
All major indicators of violence in Iraq have dropped by between 40 and 80 percent since February 2007, when President Bush committed an additional 30,000 troops to the war there, the Pentagon reported Monday.
The Pentagon's upcoming report to Congress on the Iraq war is expected to highlight a decline in violence in 2008, according to two Pentagon officials with knowledge of the report's contents.
Three prominent tribal leaders, including the head of Saddam Hussein's Sunni tribe and two others who had been working for national reconciliation, were killed over the past 24 hours in northern Iraq.
"General Ali" has helped make the Lutufiyah area, once one of the most dangerous in the country, one of Iraq's safest. Can his model be replicated elsewhere?
Under a truce agreement, Iraqi government troops can now patrol the Mahdi Army's stronghold. But Sadr's forces have retained much of their muscle
Thousands of Iraqi troops moved unchallenged into Baghdad's Sadr City Tuesday to seize the Shiite militia stronghold, in the largest attempt yet by the government to impose control
Shiite militants and U.S.-backed Iraqi forces -- two sides that agreed to a cease-fire last week -- fought overnight in Sadr City, killing four people and wounding 38, Interior Ministry and hospital officials said Sunday.
Iraq's PM talks tough but the city's insurgency, the most disciplined and efficient in Iraq, has melted away, perhaps to return and fight on its on terms later
At least 22 people were killed and 40 wounded in a suicide bombing Wednesday evening in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, an Interior Ministry official said.
A roadside bomb in northern Iraq killed at least five Iraqi soldiers on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said.
The Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement have agreed to a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City district, spokesmen for both sides said Saturday.
The U.S. military in Iraq denied widespread reports Friday that trumpeted the capture of a top Iraqi insurgent leader.
In a 2006 report CNN's Barbara Starr looks at the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri. (June 14, 2006)
An Iranian official says the government wants the United States to stop its "savage attacks" in Iraq before its envoys hold more talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.
Many liberal critics are trying to tie Republican Sen. John McCain to President Bush and the Iraq war.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on civilians caught in urban fighting crossfire in Sadr City. Viewer discretion is advised.
The fighting that erupted in Baghdad's Sadr City last month has killed 925 people and wounded 2,605, a top government official said Wednesday.
Three suicide bombers and a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday capped off a day of nationwide violence that left at least 15 people dead and 94 wounded, police and Iraqi officials said.
CNN's Nic Robertson spends time in Mosul, Iraq, with a U.S. Army lieutenant who's not having a very good day.
US military commanders are praising the recent performance of Iraqi government forces. But for many American soldiers, the picture is hardly as rosy
Shi'ite militia continue to put pressure on Iraqi forces and seek to expand desertions by government troops
Fighting flared overnight in two key Shiite regions of Iraq, with four people killed early Wednesday in a U.S. airstrike in Basra and five others dying in battles in Baghdad's volatile northeastern region.
A wave of bombings blamed on al Qaeda in Iraq shook Baghdad and three provincial capitals Tuesday, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 100 across Iraq.
Dozens of Iraqis were killed or wounded when a car bomb exploded in Baquba, Iraq.
Shiite militias fought U.S. and Iraqi forces in Sadr City, Baghdad, for a seventh day Saturday and a vehicle ban continued to frustrate residents, driven indoors for a week by the battles.
CNN's Barbara Starr looks at Defense Department video of targeted missile strikes in Sadr City against insurgents.
Rockets or mortars slammed into the U.S.-protected Green Zone and a military base elsewhere in Baghdad on Sunday, killing three American soldiers and wounding 31
Security forces in the southern Iraqi city of Basra hunted militants Wednesday in a stronghold of a powerful Shiite militia.
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on followers to stop shooting and cooperate with Iraqi security forces Sunday, a move Iraq's government praised as a step toward ending six days of fighting that has left hundreds dead.
Fighting between Iraqi security forces and supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr left 50 dead in the southern city of Basra and spread to several Baghdad districts Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi security forces and Shiite fighters battled on Friday in Baghdad and a southeastern provincial capital, an Interior Ministry official said.
U.S. officials say violence is dropping, but the prospect of a real turnaround may depend on elections. And those could be postponed
CNN's Barbara Starr accompanied Admiral Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command, as he walked the streets of Fallujah, Iraq.
A year after President Bush ordered nearly 30,000 additional U.S. troops into Iraq, American and Iraqi officials said there has been a drop in violence and some baby steps toward political reconciliation, but they see no cause for celebration.
A lack of Iraqi government organization and the city's ethnic mix complicates preparations for suppressing the insurgency
Iraqi political and military leaders and U.S. military commanders have traveled to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of a planned offensive on al Qaeda in Iraq loyalists, according to a senior U.S. military source.
Relative calm returns after fierce sectarian fighting left dozens dead in Basra and Nasiriya. CNN's Cal Perry reports.
The U.S. military said Sunday that attacks in Iraq with Iranian-made bombs have fallen off in recent days after a sharp but brief increase earlier in the month
Attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq with bombs believed linked to Iran -- known as explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) -- have risen sharply in January after several months of decline, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
U.S. President George W. Bush is in Kuwait seeking support from his Arab allies for a peace deal. CNN's Hala Gorani reports
U.S. officials on Wednesday forecast less violence in Iraq in 2008, despite a planned reduction of American troops.
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