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REPORT: Iraq Launches Military Operation To Recapture Tikrit From ISIS

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Sadda...

Is It Time to Arm the Peshmerga?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The White House has some thinking to do. Is the security situation in northwestern Iraq so dire that the administration's "one Iraq" policy needs to be reviewed and perhaps changed?

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

As Militants Declared Caliphate, Iraqi Troops Battle For Tikrit

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

By Oliver Holmes and Isra'a al-Rubei'i BAGHDAD, June 30 (Reuters) - Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from t...

Iraqi Forces Clash With Militants In Northern City

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN & SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit o...

Iraq Army Tries To Retake Saddam's Hometown

AP | RYAN LUCAS and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government launched its biggest push yet to wrest back ground lost to Sunni militants, as soldiers backed by tanks and heli...

Militants Capture Another Iraqi Town

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a sign of Iran's deepening involvement in the Iraqi crisis, the commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force is helping Iraq's military ...

ISIS' Military Successes in Iraq

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

What is becoming clearer with each passing day is that the Middle East has to adjust to and counteract a new insurgent entity which some observers already claim is stronger in motivation and manpower than the pre-9/11 al-Qaeda.

This Map Shows Just How Much Territory Extremists In Iraq Won

Posted 06.11.2014 | World

Militants from the jihadist group ISIS took over Iraq's second largest city of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing control of banks, government offices and army...

Militants Seize Another Major Iraqi City

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

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq's Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikr...

In An Uncertain Iraq, Nostalgia For Saddam Endures

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

A decade after the US-led invasion of Iraq, years of violence and disdain for the country's current political class fuel nostalgia for Saddam Hussein ...

Bombs Kill 4 And Judge Shot In Iraqi Violence

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombers killed four people in two Iraqi cities and gunmen assassinated a judge, officials said Sunday, as al-Qaida's affiliate ramped ...

As U.S. Departure Nears, Sunni Worries In Iraq's Tikrit Grow

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

TIKRIT, Iraq — In the hometown of the late Saddam Hussein, arrests have become so commonplace that whenever a police car shows up, young men fle...

Iraq Suicide Bombings

AP | By REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber attacked a mosque filled with Iraqi politicians and policemen Friday and another blew himself up inside the hospital where...

Iraq Gunmen Kill Dozens In Government Building Siege

AP | By LARA JAKES and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- A government spokesman says that among those killed in an hours-long siege at a local Iraqi government headquarters were 15 hostages who we...

Suicide Bombs Kill 33 In Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Suicide bombers in a crowded Baghdad commercial district and Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit killed as many as 33 people Sunday as...

Ahmed Subhi Al-Faha, Top Iraqi Counterterror Chief, Killed By Bomb

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — He compared al-Qaida in Iraq to wolves, urging that the terrorist group be crushed since he believed its members would never reject vi...

Iraq Detains 109 In Jail Break Investigation

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — More than 100 prison officials and guards have been detained after 16 prisoners, including five al-Qaida-linked inmates awaiting execu...

Tikrit: Al-Qaida-Linked Inmates Awaiting Execution Break Out Of Prison

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Five al-Qaida-linked prisoners awaiting execution and 11 other inmates broke out of a prison in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, p...

Spc. Beyshee Velez, U.S. Soldier, Charged With Murder In Iraq Base Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A U.S. soldier has been charged with murder in the slaying of a civilian contractor on an American base in Iraq, the military said Tue...

Artist Creates Tribute To Bush Shoe Thrower

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqis have literally given former President Bush the boot. A sofa-sized shoe monument was unveiled today in Tikrit - the hometown of the former Iraq...