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Southern Iraq

Iraqi Oil Hub Wants More Autonomy

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

By Rania El Gamal BASRA, Iraq, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Officials in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra are trying to cancel a $17 billion Shell ...

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...

Southern Iraq "Close To Mayhem"

The Guardian (U.K.) | Mona Mahmoud, Maggie O'Kane and Ian Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The full scale of the chaos left behind by British forces in Basra was revealed yesterday as the city's police chief described a province in the grip ...

'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...