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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...

More Than 140,000 Iraqis Flee Clashes With Al Qaeda

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 140,000 Iraqis have fled parts of Anbar province over clashes between security forces and al-Qaida militants, the worst dis...

Iraq Launches Offensive Against Al Qaeda

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaida militants from a provincial ...

Fierce Clashes Rage Between Iraqi Troops And Militants

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted Friday between Iraqi special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in a village in the embattled western Anbar ...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

Iraq's Sunni Sheiks Take The Fight To Al Qaeda

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

The Iraqi leader of the coalition of Sunni sheiks who helped defeat al Qaeda between 2006 and 2009 in western Iraq now says tribal fighters are prepar...

Iraqis Battle Militant Uprisings In 2 Sunni Cities

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under siege by government forces, al-Qaida militants tried to strengthen their hold on two of Iraq's main Sunni cities Friday, tellin...

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...

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility For Deadly Wave Of Bombings

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

* Bombings marked deadliest Ramadan in years * Merged Iraq-Syria al Qaeda group claims attack * Bomb explodes near schoo...

Al Qaeda Leader Announces Annulment Between Merged Terror Groups

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain...

String Of Bombings In Iraq Kill At Least 23, Wound Dozens

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A series of car bombings in Iraq struck five Shiite mosques as worshippers were emerging from Friday prayers, killing at least 23 peop...

Iraqi Sunnis Protest Amid Al Qaeda Calls To Arms

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Sunni protesters blocked a major highway in western Iraq on Friday, as an al-Qaida-affiliated group called on Sun...

PRISON BREAK: Inmates Escape Facility In Saddam Hussein's Hometown

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.28.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Prisoners seized weapons and clashed with security guards in an hourslong standoff that killed 12 people, including 10 guards, and all...

Baghdad Bombs Kill 11 People, Including 4 Teenagers

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Bombs targeting the homes of Shiite cleric and a member of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida killed at least 11 people, including four t...

Al Qaeda Attacks Shiite Pilgrimage

AP | KAY JOHNSON and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Two car bombs in Iraq's capital killed at least 26 people Saturday on the last day of a Shiite pilgrimage already hit by multiple bomb...

U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda Behind Syria Bombings

McClatchy | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in...

Seven Executed Outside Iraqi Mosque

AP | HAMID AHMED | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Gunmen wearing military uniforms pulled seven people from a Sunni mosque south of Baghdad and then shot and killed them execution-styl...

Iraq Calls For Execution Of 39 Terror Suspects BEFORE Trial

AP | BUSHRA JUHI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's interior minister called Thursday for the death penalty for a group of 39 detained al-Qaida-linked suspects, even before they h...

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 ...

Iraq Cancels Christmas Festivities After Threats

AP | YAHYA BARZANJI and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq — No decorations, no midnight Mass. Even an appearance by Santa Claus has been nixed after Iraq's Christian leaders called off Chri...

New Al Qaeda In Iraq Chief:

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida in Iraq's new leader warned Shiites on Friday that "dark days soaked with blood" lie ahead and that a new campaign of attacks...

Abu Suhaib, High-Ranking Al Qaeda In Iraq Leader, Killed

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has gotten a much-needed boost from the killings of two al-Qaida leaders and a court-ordered recount of...

Gunmen Storm Iraq Central Bank

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents wearing military uniforms stormed Iraq's central bank Sunday during an apparent robbery attempt, battling security forces i...