More soldiers cut for being overweight

More soldiers cut for being overweight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- About 16 times more U.S. troops were drummed out of the Army this year for being overweight than were five years ago, military officials say.

U.S. Army to slash jobs in Europe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army in Europe said it will cut 1,000 civilian jobs in the next year with more reductions to come, amid budget cuts and the winding down of two wars.

U.S. Army: Mosul in 'hold-and-build stage'

TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The outgoing top U.S. commander in northern Iraq said Monday the troubled city of Mosul is being held and rebuilt by coalition and Iraq forces.

U.S. commander: Iraqi government 'fragile'

TIKRIT, Iraq, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.S. commander in northern Iraq said Monday the Iraqi government is still "very fragile" but recent changes have been "monumental."

U.S. uncovers Mosul bomb plot

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. military officials in northern Iraq claim to have uncovered an al-Qaida plot to bomb Ninawa provincial headquarters in Mosul using an underground tunnel.

Bomber attacks Iraqi marketplace

QARA TAPPA, Iraq, June 14 (UPI) -- At least 29 people were injured in northern Iraq Saturday when a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in a marketplace, authorities said.

IED attacks down in Mosul, general says

MOSUL, Iraq, June 11 (UPI) -- The number of roadside bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi provinces is down considerably as Iraqi security forces stand up, the U.S. military said.

U.S. Army: Al-Qaida fleeing northern Iraq

BAQUBAH, Iraq, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The resolve of local Iraqi citizens and the surge in military operations in northern Iraq drove al-Qaida fighters out of the region, a military official said.

Al-Qaida 'gone to ground' in Diyala

TIKRIT, Iraq, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. and Iraqi military forces still hunt for terrorists in northern Iraqi provinces, but al-Qaida "has gone to ground," a military official said Monday.

Progress in al-Qaida in Iraq operations

BAQUBAH, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A top U.S. military official said operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq routed many insurgents from Iraq but stressed cautious optimism.

U.S. commander says al-Qaida on the run

BAGHDAD, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. military commander says al-Qaida militants are now on the run in northern Iraq as a result of increased pressure from coalition forces.

Three killed in roadside blast in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier and two Iraqi children died after a homemade bomb exploded along a crowded roadside in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Baghdad bombing toll hits 40

BAGHDAD, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A flurry of terrorist bombings in Baghdad Monday killed as many as 40 civilians and U.S. soldiers, news reports said.
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