Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq seize Fallujah
Al-Qaeda militants have seized Fallujah, a key city in western Iraq, engaging Iraqi army forces in pitched battles there in a brazen challenge to Iraq's central government. "The whole of Fallujah is taken," said Qasim Abed, a member of the provincial ...
Why Iraq's Most Violent Province Is a War Zone Again
Distrust hinders US-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants
Iraq City Falls Fully Into Hands of Al-Qaida Group
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 Corporal Franklin Sweger — along with thousands of Marines and soldiers — was engaged in some of the worst combat since Vietnam.
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
Iraq government loses control of Fallujah
His comments came after a senior Iraqi security official told the AFP news agency that the government had lost control of Fallujah to fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The police chief of Anbar, Hadi Razeij, later said the ...
Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq seize much of Fallujah
Al-Qaeda militants have seized much of Fallujah, a key city in western Iraq, engaging Iraqi army forces in pitched battles there in a brazen challenge to Iraq's central government. "The whole of Fallujah is taken," said Qasim Abed, a member of the ...
Iraqi tribesmen join in fight vs. al Qaeda in Anbar province
(CNN) -- Fighting raged Friday between al Qaeda-backed militants and Iraq's security forces for control of two key cities in the embattled Anbar province, even as a deal was in place with Sunni tribesmen to fight alongside Iraqi police against the ...
New York Times
Iraq Fighters, Qaeda Allies, Claim Falluja as New State
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor's office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi city to be their new independent state on Friday in an ...
Al-Qaeda-linked force captures Fallujah amid rise in violence in Iraq
In Fallujah, where Marines fought the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war in 2004, the militants appeared to have the upper hand, underscoring the extent to which the Iraqi security forces have struggled to sustain the gains made by U.S. troops before ...
Iraq's Anbar Province Under Threat From Al-Qaida
Listen to the Story. All Things Considered. 4 min 32 sec. Playlist; Download. Heavy fighting has been reported in the Anbar province of Iraq this week. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to Middle East specialist Kirk Sowell about what it means. Share. Facebook ...
Al Qaeda 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 Qaeda branch. "We are here to protect you from the government. We ...