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Seven police killed in Iraq compound siege

RAMADI, Iraq — A wave of attacks and a three-hour siege of a police compound in west Iraq left seven policemen dead Sunday, raising doubts about the security forces’ capabilities a month after US troops left. The coordinated blasts and shootings come with the country mired in a festering political…

Marines end Iraq mission as Army begins accelerated withdrawal

The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped up nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan. In Baghdad,…