'Serious' security concerns as Iraq's second-largest city falls to militants
WASHINGTON – A major outbreak of violence and unrest in northern Iraq -- where Al Qaeda-aligned insurgents effectively toppled the country's second-largest city -- is fueling concerns in Washington that security is rapidly deteriorating, a little more ...
Arms Windfall for Insurgents as Iraq City Falls
From Iraq to Syria, splinter groups now larger worry than al-Qaeda
Iraq's Second-Largest City Falls to Extremists
Iraq declares state of emergency after insurgents take Mosul
Al Jazeera America
Iraq's prime minister has declared a state of emergency after armed fighters believed to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh and freed hundreds of prisoners. Overnight, hundreds of ...
Rebels seize control of Iraq's Nineveh
Armed fighters believed to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant have seized the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh and freed hundreds of prisoners, government officials say. Overnight, hundreds of fighters launched an assault on the ...
Iraq to stay ahead of Iran for now in rivalry for OPEC No.2 spot
They may be neck and neck for the next few years, but my money is on Iraq pulling away from a trailing Iran," said Peter Wells of geological consultancy Neftex, who has worked in Iran. Deteriorating security has reversed early gains, but Iraqi output ...
Iran aims to reclaim oil ranking from Iraq
How to Pull Iraq Back From the Abyss
Wall Street Journal
With the loss of large parts of Mosul, the second-largest Iraqi city, to Sunni extremist fighters on Tuesday, it is time to recognize that Iraq is once again in a state of civil war. A low-level civil war at present, perhaps, but the situation is only ...
New York Times
Sunni Militants Drive Iraqi Army Out of Mosul
New York Times
Mosul was the last major urban area of Iraq to be pacified by American troops before they left, and the violence there now threatens to broaden into the adjacent autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, which has its own armed forces, the peshmerga.
Militants Seize Provincial HQ in Iraqi City Mosul
The insurgents seized the government complex — a key symbol of state authority — late on Monday, following days of fighting in the country's second-largest city, a former al-Qaida stronghold situated in what has long been one of the more restive ...
Bombs against Kurds, other attacks in Iraq kill 40
Iraq: At Least 40 Die in Attacks
Battle to establish Islamic state across Iraq and Syria
Iraq PM calls emergency after Mosul seized
Nouri al-Maliki said on Tuesday that he would ask parliament to declare the emergency after the overnight takeoverby the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He said: "We will not allow Mosul to be under the banner of terrorism, We call on all ...
State of emergency: ISIS militants overrun Iraq city of 1.8mn, free 2500 prisoners
On Monday night fighters from Al-Qaeda affiliated group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) stormed provincial government headquarters armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. #Iraq: #ISIS controlled the main ...
The US is sending more heavy-duty weapons to Iraq… but is it too late?
Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint on Tuesday. Suspected jihadists seized Iraq's entire northern province of Nineveh and its capital Mosul, the country's second-largest city. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN ...