New York Times
In Iraq, two groups join to fight common enemy - al Qaeda
(CNN) -- Now that al Qaeda seems to be emboldened by days of fighting between Sunni militants and the Shiite-led government of Iraq, some Sunni tribal leaders brokered a deal late Thursday to fight alongside Iraqi forces against the terror group. This ...
Iraq Fighters, Qaeda Allies, Claim Falluja as New State
Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq
Al Qaeda sweep in Iraq cities revives battleground
Civilian death toll in Iraq highest in years, fueling concern of Al Qaeda ...
Violence in Iraq soared in 2013 to levels not seen in years, U.N. officials reported this week, stoking concerns that the country is descending into the kind of sectarian bloodshed that gripped the country before the U.S. troop surge. The United ...
Iraq Fights to Retake Towns From Al-Qaeda Amid Violence
The fighting follows an upsurge in violence in Iraq, with 2013 proving the bloodiest in terms of civilian casualties for five years. Worsening security in the country is matched by instability across the region, as sectarian violence rises in Lebanon ...
Tell Me Again, Why Did My Friends Die In Iraq?
It was probably chilly that December day in Fallujah back in 2004. A man you probably never heard of, Lance Cpl. Franklin Sweger — along with thousands of Marines and soldiers — was engaged in some of the worst combat since Vietnam. "Everything's OK ...
Al-Qaida Sweep in Iraq Cities Revives Battleground
"We are your brothers from the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant," militants circulating through the city in a stolen police car proclaimed through a loudspeaker, using the name of the al-Qaida branch. "We are here to protect you from the government. We ...
Videos of Fighters and Air Raids in Iraq's Anbar Province
New York Times (blog)
The fighting on Friday was the fifth day the militants have been battling government security forces and their tribal allies in the two cities, with regional implications, as the Sunni militants in Iraq fought beneath the same banner as the most hard ...
Iraq army, tribes join forces against al Qaeda
Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is trying to create a state ruled according to strict medieval Sunni Islamic practice across the Iraqi-Syrian border and has joined forces with powerful groups fighting against Assad. At least 40 ...
Heavy fighting rages in Iraq's Anbar province
"Half of Fallujah is in the hands of ISIL (the Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) group, and the other half is in the control of" armed tribesmen, the official said. A witness in the city west of Baghdad said that fighters had set up ...
Confirmed: 2013 deadliest for Iraq since 2008, UN estimates
A total of 8,868 people, including 7,818 civilians, have been killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013, the United Nations reports – the highest annual death toll in the war-torn country in five years. In December alone, at least 759 Iraqis were ...
Iraq In 2013: 7800 Civilians Killed
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years
BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in Iraq in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years. Over eight months of escalated violence has sparked fears that the country may be returning to ...
Iraq suffers highest death toll in years
More Guns Will Not Save Iraq
Iraq suffers its deadliest year since 2008