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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

Jul 16, 2014

‘Lion of Fallujah,’ legendary Marine, died on secret CIA mission: report

A legendary Marine nicknamed "The Lion of Fallujah" for his bravery in Iraq was secretly working for the CIA when he was killed in Baghdad, the Washington Post has revealed... #Iraq #Baghdad #Central Intelligence Agency #Washington Post Company
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Jul 18, 2014

UN: Some 5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year

(AP) -- Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the country. The Islamic ... #Jalal Talabani #Iraq
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Jul 20, 2014

CIA mum on 2007 star on honor wall

WASHINGTON -- In the foyer of the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Va., there is a marble wall covered in stars. They are carved divots that represent those who have fallen in the service of the CIA. Below them, jutting out from... #Central Intelligence Agency #Baghdad #David Petraeus
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