Get Ready for Iraq War IV
The first Iraq war was necessary and conducted well, as wars go; the second was unnecessary and conducted poorly at first, but ended up in a reasonable place given what a fiasco it had been at the start. This third war was entirely preventable, caused ...
Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria's border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq's western Anbar ...
Iran President Pledges to Back Iraq Amid Attacks
40 Are Killed in Attacks Targeting Shiites in Iraq
Iran's Rowhani vows to back Iraq against ISIS
Five Britons a week travel to Iraq and Syria to join Isis, says Met chief
Five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has revealed, after reports that a third jihadi from Portsmouth has been killed in the conflict. The Metropolitan police ...
ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say
(CNN) -- ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory. ISIS also launched attacks ...
Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain
The IS militants originally attacked the area around Sinjar, in northwestern Iraq, in August. A renewed assault began at dawn on Monday, when militants driving Humvees and civilian vehicles attacked several Yazidi residential compounds, forcing the ...
Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Mount Sinjar
Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN
US ordered to explain withholding of Iraq and Afghanistan torture photos
The return of the US to war in Iraq raises the stakes for the case. Unlike in 2012, when Panetta certified that the release of the photographs would endanger the US military in Afghanistan, some 1,600 US troops are also now in Iraq again, this time to ...
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Can Haider al-Abadi Bridge Iraq's Sectarian Divide?
It's been a little over six weeks since Haider al-Abadi replaced the embattled Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq's prime minister. Abadi inherited a country torn apart by sectarian violence. Under Maliki, Iraq's Sunni population faced discrimination, arbitrary ...
These Two Maps Explain ISIS's Chokehold Over Iraq
Abadi says it's a 'psychological' war on Iraq!
We will liberate Mosul from ISIS: Iraq Defense Minister
Those Chemical Weapons: A Buried Story of the Iraq War
The New York Times report of October 14 should have been bigger news. Big enough to reshape the entire history of the Iraq war that toppled Saddam Hussein at the cost of more than 3,500 American lives and $1 trillion. So far, in the midst of the Ebola ...
McCain insists on sending US ground troops to Syria and Iraq
If Republicans gain control of the US Senate following the November midterm elections, President Barack Obama should expect an old rival in a powerful position to push for US ground troops in Iraq and Syria. Sen. John McCain, who lost the 2008 ...
US, Iraq planning offensive by Iraqi forces to reclaim territory from Islamic ...
ISIS forces launch simultaneous attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq ...
Jihadists Renew Attacks in Iraq
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A Train Ride Through Time: From Iraq's Checkered Past Into an Uncertain Future
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BAGHDAD — Saad al-Tammimi is in his fourth decade working for Iraq's railroads, a career that has taken him all around his country, and around the Middle East. Nowadays, though, he can go only from Baghdad to Basra, across the relatively calm ...
Could Iraq's tribes provide the glue that keeps the country from falling apart?