The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordering Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan. It's home to 36 million mainly Muslim people.
After the US-led invasion in 2003 - based on the later to be refuted claim that Iraq had not abandoned its program of weapons of mass destruction - US troops finally withdrew from the country in 2011. Sunnis and Shiites continue to fight each other, causing violence and unrest. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
President Donald Trump announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will take over for Michael Flynn, who resigned as National Security Advisor after just weeks on the job following questionable contact with Russian government officials. A veteran of both Iraq wars, McMaster has no known ties to Trump and is considered an independent-minded officer.