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Iraq Insurgency

Iraq: 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research a...

Officials: Why The U.S. Was Caught Flat-Footed By The Iraq Insurgency

AP | KEN DILANIAN | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country's bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in s...

Iraq Militants Strike Air Base, Seize Oilfields

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

* Mortars hit "Camp Anaconda" * 40 U.S. special operations personnel in Iraq * Government troops battle fighters for con...

Obama: Threat From Militants Could Grow

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants who have violently seized territory in Iraq could grow in power and destabilize other countries in the...

Iraq Insurgents Capture Another Town

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening t...

The Conflicts In Iraq And Syria Are Merging

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Ba...

U.S. Weighs Pressing Iraq Leader To Step Down

AP | By JULIE PACE and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military...

Rick Perry Has A Pretty Terrible Excuse For Keeping His Opinion On Iraq Secret

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) dodged questions about Iraq during a Wednesday appearance on CNN's Crossfire, suggesting that disclosing his opinions may ri...

John McCain Contradicts John McCain

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has spent much of the past week attacking President Obama's response to the militant insurgency sweeping through Iraq, poin...

Sophia Jones

Iraqis Ask Which Is Worse: Extremists Or The Government?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

ERBIL, Iraq -- A young Kurdish fighter who introduces himself only as Akram mans a checkpoint to get into this northern Iraqi city, the afternoon heat...

UN: 300,000 In Iraq Became Refugees This Week

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq's refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against r...

UN: Reports Of Executions, Rapes And Kidnappings In Mosul

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were killed, many of them summarily executed, after Sunni Islamist milita...

Militants Vow To March On Baghdad

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic militants who seized cities and towns vowed Thursday to march on Baghdad to settle old scores, joined by Saddam Hussein-era l...

U.S. Quietly Sends Arms To Iraq

The New York Times | Posted 12.26.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces com...

Insurgent Attacks Kill Dozens In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents bent on destabilizing Iraq killed at least 46 people in numerous attacks scattered around the country on Sunday, striking t...

Bloody Day In Iraq Leaves At Least 56 Dead

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 49 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in vi...

More Than 500 Iraqis Killed So Far In May

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq has killed more than 500 people in May, AFP figures showed on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of unrest that has ...

Sectarian Violence Comes Back To Life In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Saddled with Middle East problems ranging from Iran to Syria and beyond, President Ba...

HORROR: 10-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Recounts Bus Massacre

AP | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

KARBALA, Iraq -- The trip was intended to give Tabarak Thaer a glimpse of the world beyond Iraq's violence and misery. Instead, it brought the 10-year...

Top Ranking Insurgents With Al Qaeda Ties Make Jailbreak In Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A dozen terror suspects disguised in police uniforms broke out of an Iraqi jail Friday, prompting a manhunt across the nation's south ...

Hey War Hawks: What Are You Thinking These Days?

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

Dick Cheney may have thought we'd be welcomed as liberators, but anyone who compared the Middle East of 2003 to Europe before World War Two was off the rails.

Iraq Land Mines Would 'Need An Army' To Clear Out

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Homemade bombs go off almost every day in Iraq, usually targeting military and police convoys in cities such as Baghdad and Mosul....

US Soldiers Kill Iraqi Boy, 12, After Thrown Grenade

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

American soldiers shot and killed two people in the northern city of Mosul, including a 12-year-old boy the military said had thrown a hand grenade at...

Iraqi Bombings Spark Fear Of Insurgent Push

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — It's been a season of jarring flashbacks in Iraq: a spate of major suicide bombings, including more than 145 dead over two days of blo...

Iraq Insurgent Attacks Likely To Rise As US Troops Leave: Pentagon

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top Middle East adviser said Wednesday insurgent attacks in Iraq will probably increase as U.S. forces start to leav...