Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western Iraq
Al-Qaeda militants, emboldened by their powerful role in attempting to topple the government in neighboring Syria, have been exploiting a sense of alienation among many minority Sunnis in Iraq. "It's a perfect storm that's been brewing for a long time ...
Civilian death toll in Iraq highest in years, fueling concern of Al Qaeda ...
Qaeda-Aligned Militants Threaten Key Iraqi Cities
Heavy fighting rages in Iraq's Anbar province
Iraq MP to deploy more troops to Anbar
Protests broke out in Sunni Arab-majority areas of Iraq late last year after the arrest of guards of then-finance minister Rafa al-Essawi, an influential Sunni Arab, on terrorism charges. The arrests were seen by Sunnis as yet another example of the ...
Iraq suffers highest death toll in years
The UN mission to Iraq says violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years. The UN figures issued Wednesday gave a total of 759 people killed in December alone, including 661 civilians and 98 members of ...
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years
More Guns Will Not Save Iraq
Sunni militants storm Iraq police stations to free prisoners
Suicide car bomber kills at least 12 in Iraq
However, suicide bombings are the hallmark of al Qaeda, whose Iraq affiliate has re-emerged, invigorated by the civil war in Syria and growing resentment among the country's Sunni Muslim minority towards the Shi'ite-led government. Two years after the ...
15 killed, 30 wounded in bombing attack in Iraq
Vehicle bomb in Iraq kills 16
Truck bomb kills 15 in Iraq
Bombing in northern Iraq city kills at least 19, injures 31
Security forces and tribal fighters clashed with gunmen from Al Qaeda's Iraq branch a day after the militants launched a wave of attacks, fanning out to take over police stations and military posts in at least four cities and towns in western Anbar ...
Al Qaeda seizes partial control of 2 cities in western Iraq
Long War Journal
Over the past several days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, has taken control of large sections of two western Iraqi cities that were once bastions for the terror group. ISIS fighters entered the cities of Fallujah ...
Iraq Arrests Shi'ite Militia Commander
Voice of America
BAGHDAD — Iraq has arrested an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia leader whose group claimed responsibility for a mortar bomb attack near a border post in Saudi Arabia in November, police sources said on Thursday. Wathiq al-Batat, commander of Iraq's ...
Iraq arrests Shi'ite militia commander: police sources
Iraq troops battle Islam militants
Shia cleric-militia leader arrested in Iraq
Clashes in Fallujah, Ramadi, as suicide bombs hit northeastern Iraq
However, suicide bombings are the hallmark of Al Qaeda, whose Iraq affiliate has re-emerged, invigorated by the civil war in Syria and growing resentment among the country's Sunni Muslim minority towards the Shia-led government. Two years after the ...
Al Qaeda fighters take over parts of two Iraq cities
An interior ministry official told Agence France-Presse that ISIL, the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, remained in control of parts of the two cities on Thursday. 98comments. Explore related topics: iraq, middle-east, world-news ...
Additional weapons won't solve Iraq problem
Centre Daily Times
President Barack Obama has done the predictable thing by sending more weapons to Iraq to counter an alarming rise in violence. But arms alone will not solve a problem that has its roots in the political alienation of Sunnis and other minorities and the ...