Iraq veteran congressman: Stop using terrorism metaphors
Washington Post (blog)
"I spent one year, 2005-2006 -- perhaps the bloodiest time of the war -- as an Army combat surgeon in Iraq. In this chamber, I have seen no 'terrorists,' no 'jihad,' nor any 'bombs strapped to chests.' If you have been to war, you would not use such ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
US Rules Out a New Drone War in Iraq
Foreign Policy (blog)
That same month, Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. Iraq Lukman Faily reiterated Iraq's interest in drones. "The reason we're now considering drone support is because we need to get better control of the sky so we can track and destroy al-Qaeda camps in the ...
James McCormick's fake bomb detectors 'still used in Iraq'
Fake bomb detectors are reportedly still being used in Iraq, months after a British conman was jailed for selling them. James McCormick was told by Judge Richard Hone that he had blood on his hands as he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role ...
Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors – and thousands pay the price
Can Iraq ever escape cycle of violence?
London (CNN) -- Violence in Iraq has spiked in the last year, according to the United Nations, but as has become the case with Syria, it's rarely news if the day's deaths are "only" in the tens. The same Western governments who led the invasion of Iraq ...
Iraq: Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Soccer Field
A bomb exploded near a soccer field while teenagers were playing south of Baghdad, the deadliest of three attacks that left eight dead in Iraq on Thursday, according to authorities. The blast struck in Madain, a mixed town of Sunni and Shiite Muslims ...
Iraq terror deaths reach 1000
Iraq's Months of Sectarian Violence May Lead to a Civil War
Iraq: Nearly 1000 Killed Last Month
Reality show targets youth in violence-rattled Iraq
You don't often hear "reality show" and "Iraq" in the same sentence. But one that takes place in the Middle Eastern country is aimed at promoting diversity and peacekeeping among youth. The TV show, called "Salam Shabab" -- or "peace youth" in Arabic ...
Senators threaten cuts in Iraq aid over attacks on Iranian exiles
Two senators warned Iraq on Thursday that it could face a sharp cut in aid if it continues to fail to protect unarmed Iranian dissidents after a deadly attack on a refugee camp north of Baghdad last month. Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and ...
New York Times
Once-Calm Area of Iraq Is Shaken by Bombings
New York Times
Published: September 29, 2013. BAGHDAD — Several explosions, some of them from suicide bombers, struck the heart of Iraq's northern Kurdish region on Sunday, setting off chaos and gunfights in the streets of the capital, Erbil. World Twitter Logo.
Bombings in Iraq aren't just killing Iraqis – they're also helping Syria's Assad
Regional Security Boosts Archeology in Northern Iraq
At least 40 killed, dozens wounded in Iraq funeral bombing
The Daily Star
Iraq's Kurds Watch out for bad neighbours
Yet for this largely autonomous region of Iraq the lack of drama itself counts as a victory. Bounded by more powerful states, as well as by violent turmoil and ceaseless intrigue, Iraq's 5m Kurds have carved out a zone of relative peace and prosperity ...
Iraqi Kurdistan opposition party beats PUK in elections
Top Iraq Kurdish party wins local legislature vote
Syrian jihadists wreak havoc as violence spreads into Iraq
Random, savage and relentless violence is once more a reality in this part of Iraq, with almost daily bombings and killings stirring ghosts of a time, not long ago, when Anbar province was almost lost to al-Qaida and when hopes for a civil and stable ...
Syrian jihadists accused of spreading 'brutal influence' in Iraq to set up ...