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Iraq insurgency: Fear, bias against minorities behind army collapse

Jun 13, 2014

Iraq insurgency: Fear, bias against minorities behind army collapse

Fear is one factor behind the collapse of Iraqi security forces when fighters led by the Islamic State overran the cities of Mosul and Tikrit this week. #World #NewsTracker #Iraq #Insurgency #Kurdish rebels #Nouri al-Maliki #Fallujah #Kirkuk #Shiites #Sunnis #Mosul #ISIL #Iraq insurgency
Insurgent attacks in Iraq leave 16 soldiers, 7 civilians dead

Mar 30, 2014

Insurgent attacks in Iraq leave 16 soldiers, 7 civilians dead

The province has been the scene of fierce clashes that flared up after Iraqi police dismantled an anti-government protest site outside Ramadi in late December last year. #World #Suicide Bomber #blasts #Iraq #Baghdad: #Attacks #militants #Fallujah #Ramadi
Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

Feb 06, 2014

Explosions rock Iraqi capital, killing at least 34

Multiple explosions rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and sending plumes of smoke into the sky across the street from a major government building in a brazen reminder of the ability of insurgents to penetrate the heart of the capital. #US #Iraq #Baghdad: #Bomb blasts #Fallujah
Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki

Jan 23, 2014

Time to end al Qaeda presence in Falluja: Iraq's Maliki

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday it was time to clear al Qaeda-linked militants out of the rebel-held city of Falluja, but set no deadline for any military assault. #Al-Qaeda #Iraq #Nuri al-Maliki #Fallujah
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Dec 28, 2012

Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

The rallies underscore the strength of a tenacious movement that appears to be gathering support. #NewsTracker #Bashar Assad #Shia #Tariq al-Hashemi #Iraq Sunni #Fallujah

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Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Sep 03, 2014

Keating: 5 theories why Islamic State is provoking U.S.

It's a little hard to figure out the Islamic State's strategy following its second videotaped execution of an American citizen in less than a month. Over the last two years, the group has shown impressive strategic acumen, growing into the world's we... #Syria #Iraq #Iran #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Nouri al-Maliki
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Sep 13, 2014

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

(AP) -- Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant con... #Syria #Iraq #United Nations #Mosul
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Aug 23, 2014

Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief

(AP) -- For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him. In his Sunni family's ancestral home in Fallujah it was the heavy shelling -- first by the Americans in 2004 and then again this pas... #Saddam Hussein #Iraq #Baghdad #Abu Omar