New York Times
Iraq prison break a bad sign of things to come
Al Qaeda linked militants in Iraq staged an assault on Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison freeing hundreds of militants from their cells. NBC's Richard Engel reports. By Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent, NBC News. Al Qaeda's brazen prison ...
Brazen Attacks at Prisons Raise Worries of Al Qaeda's Strength in Iraq
Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq claims jailbreak
Al Qaeda says it freed 500 inmates in Iraq jail-break
Iraq returns to civil war? Al Qaeda group claims Abu Ghraib prison attack
Al Qaeda-linked militants have claimed responsibility for Monday's assault on Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail, which freed some of the terror network's top leaders amid U.S. fears that the country is back in civil war. Checkpoints were set up Tuesday as the ...
Why Iraq Was America's Best-Run War - by John Arquilla
Foreign Policy (blog)
It is an axiom that generals tend to fight the last war, but the truth is that, as often as not, they would like to forget the last war. Witness Vietnam, in the wake of which it took more than three decades for a new counterinsurgency manual to be ...
July deadliest month of 2013 for Iraq
The violence came as Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed brazen assaults on two prisons in Iraq that killed over 40 people and saw hundreds of inmates, including senior militants, escape. Iraq has faced years of ...
Al-Qaida claims deadly prison raids in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers.
Al Qaeda prison break: Hundreds of militants flee Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib jail
BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq -- Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. The deadly raid on the high-security jail ...
Al Qaeda in Iraq Claims Responsibility for Prison Attacks
Wall Street Journal
The statement issued in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, was posted on an online jihadist forum. It said months of planning went into the highly coordinated assaults on the prisons in Abu Ghraib and ...
Over 500 'Al-Qaeda militants' escape Iraq's Abu Ghraib in violent break-out
A manhunt is underway in Iraq for hundreds of convicts, including senior Al-Qaeda terrorists, who broke out of Abu Ghraib prison after a military-style raid to free them, authorities said on Monday. The militant Islamist organization has claimed ...
Iraq prison breakout symptomatic of post-2003 military insufficiency
The absence of real military and intelligence institutions in Iraq following the US occupation of the country has nurtured an atmosphere of insecurity and lawlessness that helped facilitate the prison breakout, political analyst Najim Al-Qassab told RT ...
Al-Qaida claims Iraq prison raids which freed hundreds of inmates
Al-Qaida in Iraq has claimed responsibility for deadly raids this week on Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons which freed hundreds of prisoners, including some of its followers. The statement, issued in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was ...