White House cautions Syria rebels not to repeat mistakes of Iraq
Officials said they are endeavoring to help the rebels learn from U.S. mistakes in Iraq, where the dissolution of the army and other institutions unleashed further turmoil. “You can't have a complete dissolution of that [system] because those ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Iraq Reconstruction Effort Cost 719 Lives, Audit Finds
At least 719 military personnel, civilian contractors, Iraqis and third-country nationals died in Iraq over seven years performing U.S. reconstruction and stability operations, according to the first audit of its kind. The dead include 264 of the 4409 ...
US report says Iraq 'rebuilders' died by hundreds
report says hundreds died during Iraq reconstruction
At least 719 killed in Iraq reconstruction
Terror Attacks In Iraq
Voice of America
“We strongly condemn these attacks which took place ... in Iraq. The targeting of innocents is always cowardly. It's particularly reprehensible during this holy month of Ramadan. I would like to say it's unusual. Unfortunately it is not unusual that we ...
Freedom to socialise in conservative northern Iraq
In a stable but conservative Kurdistan in northern Iraq, Julia Lindau finds a cafe providing a rare socialising haven for men and women. A patron is leaning against a turquoise-painted divide, lazily strumming his guitar. On the opposite side of the ...
Kurd leader warns against budget cuts by Iraq [Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar]
Hitting PKK in Syria 'dangerous for Turkey'
Massoud Barzani: Flying the Kurdish flag
Halliburton Opens Internal Probe on Iraq, Angola Operations
The probes are looking at payments made to third-party agents related to customs matters in Angola and Iraq, as well as visa issues in Iraq, Houston-based Halliburton said today in a federal filing. Halliburton alerted U.S. Justice Department and ...
Deadly Iraq attacks kill more than 100
Deadly Iraq attacks kill more than 100. Deadly Iraq attacks kill more than 100. Jul. 23, 2012 - Coordinated attacks in a dozen Iraqi towns killed more than 100 people, making Monday the deadliest in the country so far all year. (/Associated Press ...
15 Iraqi Officials Quit in Protest Over Qaeda Threat
New York Times
The development was yet another indication in the past week of efforts by Al Qaeda to stage a resurgence in Iraq. The resignations of the officials, known as mukhtars, was confirmed on Friday by Abdullah al-Hiali, the head of the City Council in Baquba ...
IRAQ: Returnees from Syria - a “humanitarian crisis” in the making
Let's not forget the people of Iraq. "Hundreds killed and wounded."
Mideast New clashes in Iraq seem to be part of an al Qaeda campaign
New York Times
Retiring Envoy to Afghanistan Exhorts US to Heed Its Past
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan — The American diplomat most associated with the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan says that American policy makers need to learn the lessons of the recent past as they weigh military options for the future, including for Syria and ...
Top U.S. diplomat: learn lessons of past
Troubleshooting US diplomat Ryan Crocker readies to depart
US ambassador to Afghanistan named Honorary Marine - Marine Corps News ...
Commentary: Syria is Iraq
A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows Syrian mourners carrying the body of a victim during his funeral in Qusayr, 15 kms (nine miles) from Homs, on July 27, 2012. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay voiced alarm ...
Iraq rejects Arab calls for Assad to go-government spox
The Global Note: Assad Fights Back…40 Bombings In Iraq…Norway & The Boss
Iraq rejects Arab League call for Syrian president to resign
Iraq vet not guilty in crime spree
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Blake Uddin, who had served two tours in Iraq with the Wisconsin National Guard, was sleep-deprived and hearing voices at the time of his breakdown. He had sought help from the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center four days earlier but was sent on his ...