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Iraq Violence

Area Of Iraq "On The Verge Of Exploding"

Washington Post | Amit R. Paley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kurdish leaders have expanded their authority over a roughly 300-mile-long swath of territory beyond the borders of their autonomous region in norther...

Iraq Attacks Kill 15

AFP | Salam Faraj | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At least 15 people were killed across Iraq on Sunday, including six in a Baghdad car bombing, a day after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said the capit...

The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What the GAO report makes clear, above all else, is that contrary to what the mainstream media and the GOP would have you believe, the surge has not worked. It's time for the U.S. military to go home.

My Conversation with Richard Engel

Charlie Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Rose

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Iraq Backs Off Allegations That Iran Is Behind Violence

McClatchy Newspapers | By Leila Fadel and Shashank Bengal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi Government seemed to distance itself from U.S. accusations towards Iran Sunday saying it would not be forced into conflict with its Shiite n...

Major Baghdad Hospital Damaged By US Missile, Dozens Injured

McClatchy Newspapers | Shashank Bengali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A major hospital in Baghdad's Sadr City slum was damaged Saturday when an American military strike targeted a militia command center just a few yards ...

Baghdad Green Zone Bombarded With Rockets

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reuters reports that the U.S. Green Zone in Baghdad was bombarded by rockets in one of the heaviest assaults in weeks on the fortified compound: Mili...

Fighting Erupts In Baghdad After Week Of Relative Calm

Reuters | Wisam Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twenty-two people were killed and 55 wounded in clashes in Baghdad, police said on Sunday, the worst eruption of violence in the capital since Shi'ite...

John McCain Gets Iraq Facts Wrong Again

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he was "surprised" by violent clashes between central Iraqi government and militias connected to Shi'ite cleri...

Fierce Iraq Fighting Forces War Back Onto Campaign Trail

The New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The heavy fighting that broke out last week as Iraqi security forces tried to oust Shiite militias from Basra is reverberating on the presidential cam...

Report: US Wants British To Lead New "Surge" In Southern Iraq

Agence France Presse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The US plans to urge Britain to launch a "surge" in Basra to combat increasing violence in the southern Iraqi region, the Sunday Mirror newspaper repo...

Violence Frays Militia Truce In Iraq

Reuters | Ross Colvin and Randy Fabi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mehdi Army fighters attacked police patrols in southern Baghdad overnight, police said on Friday, further fraying a seven-month-old ceasefire called b...

Military: Recent Massacres In Baghdad Not A Trend

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. military said on Sunday that it does not think that a recent wave of deadly attacks in Baghdad reflects an overall increase in violence. U.S...

New Figures Show Iraq Attacks Remain Steady

New York Times | JAMES GLANZ and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly declassified statistics on the frequency of insurgent attacks in Iraq suggest that after major security gains last fall in the wake of an Americ...

Eugene Robinson: Iraq's Surging Violence

Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Has anyone noticed that Iraq, supposedly transformed into an oasis of peace and tranquility by George W. Bush's troop surge, is growing less peaceful ...

Pentagon Cancels Web Release Of Controversial Iraq Report

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon on Wednesday canceled plans for broad public release of a study that found no pre-Iraq war link between late Iraqi President Saddam Husse...

Constant Violence Leaves Young Iraqis Doubting Clerics

New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After almost five years of war, many young people in Iraq, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they h...

4 Sunni Allies Of US Killed In Iraq

New York Times | DAMIEN CAVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four members of a local American-backed Awakening group in Diyala Province were killed Wednesday when a house they were raiding exploded, the police s...

Rate Of Suicide Bombs Rises In Iraq

Reuters | Peter Graff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Petraeus said the number of attacks in Iraq had fallen by 60 percent since June and the number of civilian deaths had fallen by 75 percent since a yea...

Iraq Slipping To 'New Depths Of Lawlessness'

New York Times | DAMIEN CAVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jobless men pay $500 bribes to join the police. Families build houses illegally on government land, carwashes steal water from public pipes and nearly...

US Reports Drop In Iraq Attacks...

Washington Post | Sudarsan Raghavan and David Finkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. officials on Sunday declared a 55 percent drop in attacks since the launch of an offensive nine months ago, while bombs across Iraq killed at lea...

Iraqis Forced To Conceal Work For US For Fear Of Retribution

The New York Times | SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For Hamed, a forklift driver at an American military base, life has become a series of disguises. He has been a cabdriver, a man who does not underst...

Sunni Insurgents In New Campaign To Kill Officials

The New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sunni Arab extremists have begun a systematic campaign to assassinate police chiefs, police officers, other Interior Ministry officials and tribal lea...

'Whack-A-Mole': Violence Spikes In Southern Iraq As Insurgents Adapt To Surge

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Security is deteriorating in southern Iraq as rival Shiite militias vying for power have stepped up their attacks after moving out of Baghdad to avoid...

US-Backed Sunni Shiek Killed In Anbar Bombing

Associated Press | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The most prominent figure in a U.S.-backed revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaida in Iraq was killed Thursday by a bomb planted near his home in Anba...