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Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al Qaeda offshoot also on the frontlines of Syria's civil war, overran Falluja with help from other Sunni Muslim groups on January 1. Iraqi troops and security forces have set up a loose cordon around ...
Iraq: Revisiting the Pottery Barn Rule
In divided Iraq, Sunnis fleeing Anbar find restive refuge in Shiite holy city
Iraq Warns Militants Possess Major Firepower
Battles, bombs kill 16 in northern Iraq's Mosul, police say
The army killed 10 members of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and detained 16 others in a security operation in southern Mosul, according to Gen. Mehdi al-Garawi, commander of federal police in predominantly Sunni Muslim Nineveh ...
Iraq Says It Intends to Make 3 New Provinces
Iraq's Shiite-led government said Tuesday it had decided in principle to create three new provinces from contested parts of the country in an apparent attempt to address Sunni grievances and counter the expansion of the Kurdish self-rule region. One of ...
Iraq Again Uses Sunni Tribesmen in Militant War
Iraq launches offensive to purge al Qaeda militants controlling Ramadi
Iraq launches Al Qaeda offensive
In Op-Ed, Jeffrey Argues For US To Do More In Iraq
The death toll in Iraq this month is nearly 700 and rising — the result of a wave of bombings and open clashes between government-led Iraqi security forces and Sunni extremists with ties to al Qaida. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to ...
More than two dozen hanged in Iraq over terror-related crimes
(CNN) -- Twenty-six people convicted of terrorism-related crimes were executed in Iraq two days ago, the Iraqi Justice Ministry confirmed in a statement Tuesday. Violence in Iraq devastates family. One of those executed was Adel al-Mashhadani, a ...
Iraq ignores criticism, hangs 26
Iraq hangs convicted militants amid criticism
Iraq executes 26 for 'terrorism'
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 ...
Welcome to Vietnam: Fallujah, Iraq and the Pentagon
Fallujah, Iraq, fell to Sunni fighters waving an Al Qaeda banner. Military veterans are voicing shock, sadness and hostility. My fellow veterans and families, the fault is not yours. The blood and wealth of many nations cover the battlefields of ...
Iraq: Another spike in executions with 38 hanged in last four days
“The increasing use of the death penalty in Iraq will only fuel more violence as many of those executed are often convicted after grossly unfair trials,” said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. “The only way ...
Iraq Launches Offensive Against Al Qaeda
Since late December, members of Iraq's al-Qaida branch — known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — have taken over parts of Ramadi, the capital of the largely Sunni western province of Anbar. They also control the center of the nearby city ...
Iraq Kurdish leader sees little gains at Syria conferencePublish Date: Jan 22 ...
The situation in neighbouring Syria is "very worrying for Iraq in general and Kurdistan province in particular because everything which happens in Syria has a direct knock-on effect," he said. Groups linked to Al-Qaeda were very active in Syria and ...
Barzani calls for EU support of political process in Iraq