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Iraq Sectarian Violence

One Thing Americans Should Know About Iraq

Nan Levinson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

So it's 10 years later and Iraq is splintering, probably regardless of what the U.S. does. Does it matter who screwed the pooch? Yes, for a number of reasons, and the sweetness of saying, "I told you so," is the least of them.

The ISIS' 'Management of Savagery' in Iraq

Alastair Crooke | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

The ISIS term "management or administration of savagery" in fact refers to that hiatus which occurs between the waning of one power and the consolidation of power of another. What is being assumed here is that a certain chaos will pertain, and that the disputed territory will be ravaged by violence as power oscillates back and forth between the "old" power and its incoming successor (the Islamic State). The author of the "Management of Savagery" treatise bluntly states that there is no room for "softness": "Softness" is the ingredient for failure: "our enemies will not be merciful to us, so it compels us to make them think one thousand times, before they dare attack us".

How America Can Eliminate ISIS and Avoid a 9/11-Type Attack

Mushreq Abbas | Posted 06.27.2014 | World
Mushreq Abbas

The real danger represented by ISIS on the Middle East and the world, is not in slogans, nor in its dogma, not even in the desire to re-form the map of the region. It is the pragmatism that allows it to adapt to changes and attract the sympathy of the local population it seeks to control.

The Real Reason Why Obama Is Shying Away From Airstrikes in Iraq

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

When combining Maliki's spotty record as a leader and his dismal rating since the 2011 U.S. withdrawal, you can see why the president may have concluded that sending in the jets and drones is a less desirable that it once was.

UN Investigators Warn Of Wider Sectarian War Across Iraq, Syria

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles | Posted 06.18.2014 | World

GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents want...

Iraq Elections: No End to Violence

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Despite his failure to heal the country's stark sectarian divides, Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is nearly guaranteed a third term at the helm after the latest elections.

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

A Wave Of Violence Sweeps Iraq

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Attacks Across Iraq Kill At Least 31

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of bombings in mostly Shiite-majority cities across Iraq on Sunday killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, ...

Suicide Bomber Drives Into Primary School Playground

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ziad al-Sinjary MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a prima...

Iraq Funeral Bombing, Other Attacks Kill 62

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning fami...

Dozens Killed In Mosque Bombing As Sectarian Violence Persists In Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A bomb hidden inside an air conditioner exploded Friday at a Sunni mosque packed with worshippers northeast of Baghdad, the deadliest ...

UN: Over 800 People Killed In Iraq In August

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one...

Blast Kill At Least 19 North Of Baghdad

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide attacker and a car bombing killed at least 19 people and wounded 38 in separate attacks Friday targeting Shiites north of Ba...

Wave Of Bloodshed Targeting Shiites Leaves 113 Dead

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

A bombing on Baghdad's southern outskirts killed seven people Wednesday, the latest in a three-day wave of bloodshed targeting Shiite Muslims that has...

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...

String Of Attacks Kills 25 In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Three attacks north of Baghdad Monday killed 25 people, including members of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida, officials said, in ...

Iraqi Bomb Hits Minibus Full Of Shiite Pilgrims, At Least 3 Dead

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of demonstrators complaining about lack of security in an ethnically disputed northern ...

Series Of Bomb Attacks In Iraq Kills At Least 42

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A series of evening bombings near markets in and around Baghdad and other blasts north of the capital killed at least 42 people and wo...

Wave Of Bombings Leaves Dozens Dead In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of ...

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...

Bloody Day In Iraq Leaves At Least 76 Dead

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in m...

Bomb Near Iraqi Mosque Kills 3 Sunni Worshippers

AP | BY SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a bomb explosion near a Sunni mosque near Baghdad has killed three worshippers and wounded seven. Police say that...

Eline Gordts

Why Violence In Iraq Made Last Month The Deadliest In Half A Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

With more than 700 people killed in just 30 days, April was the deadliest month in Iraq in five years. According to the United Nations Mission in the ...

'Mission Accomplished'? Iraq Violence Claims 460 Lives In April

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, with 460 people killed according to a AFP figures, raising fears of a return to the all-out sectarian conflict...