Christian Science Monitor
Iraq Again Uses Sunni Tribesmen in Militant War
New York Times
BAGHDAD — At a command center in western Anbar Province, Iraqi military officials are handing out guns and cash to local Sunni tribal fighters who are battling militants for control of Iraq's largest province. The United States, at the same time, is ...
Iraq Warns Militants Possess Major Firepower
Bombings kill 28 people in Iraq
Briefing: What's behind Iraq violence?
Iraq bombings: 13 killed, dozens hurt
Fears of all-out sectarian war have increased since fighting broke out recently to the west of Baghdad in Anbar province, where al Qaeda-backed militants and Iraq's security forces have been battling for control of Falluja and Ramadi. The violence ...
5 questions: What's going on in Iraq?
Washington (CNN) -- The recent fighting in Iraq has posed a serious challenge to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his government, raising questions about his ability to hold the country together amid a rising insurgency. U.S. Secretary of State John ...
Jan. 19, 2014 - A gunmen takes cover during clashes with Iraqi security forces ...
BAGHDAD – A series of bombings in central Iraq killed 28 people on Monday, as a government official claimed that al Qaeda-linked fighters have dug in to a city they seized last month and possess enough heavy weapons to storm into the country's capital.
Failed Talks With Militants Prompt Many to Flee in Iraq
New York Times
“I went out and I saw dozens of gunmen patrolling the streets — no police or any sign of government employees,” he said, adding that militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria were in control. He went home, gathered his family and his ...
What Can the US Do to Save Iraq From a Resurgent al-Qaeda?
Al-Qaeda is no longer just engaged in hit-and-run attacks in Iraq. Over the past few weeks, its affiliates have controlled large swathes of territory in Faluja and Ramadi, two pre-dominantly Sunni cities in Western Iraq. Its black Islamic flag flies ...
Iraq launches offensive to purge al Qaeda militants controlling Ramadi
The head of the al Qaeda group in Iraq, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, urged Iraqi Sunni Muslims to join the militants in an audio message on Sunday. "This is your chance, so do not miss it. Otherwise you will be finished," Abu Bakr ...
For America, Denial Is a River in Iraq
Center for Research on Globalization
We can barely find Iraq on a map, much less “fix” it with our troops and drones. In 2006, three years into the bloody War on Iraq, 63% of Americans aged 18-24 couldn't find the “target-rich” nation on a map. To be fair, only half could find New York ...
Zakaria: US can't quite acknowledge magnitude of Iraq war error
CNN speaks with Fareed about Iraq and his interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, which will air on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. This is an edited version of the transcript. What did you think of the defense secretary?
Iraq Bombings and Fighting Kill Dozens
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of Anbar Province, killed at least 30 people Saturday, officials said. The bombings struck neighborhoods around ...