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Iraqi Forces Assess The Damage To Fallujah As They Secure The City

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.27.2016 | World

FALLUJAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's army sought on Monday to eliminate Islamic State militants holed up in farmland west of Fallujah to keep them from l...

Ramadi and What Lies Ahead

Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Khairuldeen Al Makhzoomi

This post first appeared at Foreign Policy Journal. It is important to begin the process of healing ties between Iraqi Sunnis and Shi'ites. A ...

Iraq Military Flies National Flag Above Ramadi After Liberating City

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 01.14.2017 | World

BAGHDAD, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Iraq's military flew the Iraqi flag above the main government complex in the city of Ramadi, a military spokesman said on ...

Iraqi Offensive To Take Back Tikrit Stalled For Third Day

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, March 15 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters traded sniper fire and mortar rounds with Iraqi troops and allied Shi'ite militia forces on Sun...

A Nation on the Brink

Dahr Jamail | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Dahr Jamail

The disintegration of Iraq is the result of U.S. policies that, since 2003, have been strikingly devoid of coherence or any real comprehension when it comes to the forces at play in the country or the region. They have had about them an aura of puerility, of "good guys" versus "bad guys," that will leave future historians stunned.

The Daily Szep -- Deja Vu All Over Again

Paul Szep | Posted 08.31.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

Deja Vu All Over Again

Iraqi Chickens Come Home to Roost

Shan Wells | Posted 08.25.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells


Western Officials See Bleak Outlook For Iraqi Military

The New York Times | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD — As Iraqi Army forces try to rally on the outskirts of Baghdad after two weeks of retreat, it has become increasingly clear to Western offi...

Why It's Time for Iraq to Split into Three Countries

Ayub Nuri | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ayub Nuri

It is always said that Iraq sits on a sea of oil. But it also sits on many mass graves. For a people who have been abused by each other for so many years, the best solution is to go their separate ways. Iraq has gone beyond the point of keeping Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds under one roof.

Iran Inside Out Shocks and Provokes at the Chelsea Art Museum

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marissa Bronfman

Iran Inside Out offers a veritable platter of provocative work that begs for discussion, debate and perhaps most importantly, an open mind.

Iraq Security Forces Still Heavily Dependent On US Military

Washington Post | Mary Beth Sheridan and Ernesto Londoño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lt. Col. Kadhem Jabar Kadhem, a veteran of Saddam Hussein's army, has the swagger of the top cop in the sprawling Dora market, one of Baghdad's most d...

Iraq Removes Top Military, Police Commanders After Botched Basra Crackdown

Reuters Via Washington Post | Aref Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq's government removed the top military and police commanders in Basra on Wednesday, weeks after a botched crackdown on militia fighters there trig...

Iraq Army Unit Flees Post Despite US Soldiers' Pleas

New York Times | MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A company of Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions on Tuesday night in Sadr City, defying American soldiers who implored them to hold the line agai...

More Than 1,000 Iraqi Soldiers Quit During Basra Fight

New York Times | STEPHEN FARRELL and JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers and policemen either refused to fight or simply abandoned their posts during the inconclusive assault against Shiite mi...