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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

Jun 18, 2014

Iraq militants walk fine line in seized areas

(AP) -- In the week since it captured Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, a Muslim extremist group has tried to win over residents and has stopped short of widely enforcing its strict brand of Islamic law, residents say. Churches remain unharmed and s... #Iraq #Baghdad #Al-Qaeda #Mosul #Taliban
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Jul 12, 2014

Volunteers in battle for Iraq city

Some 4,000 Iraqi volunteers are being airlifted to an embattled city west of Baghdad to help bolster government forces locked in a running battle with Sunni militants there. Around 2,500 of the volunteers arrived in Ramadi, 115 kilometres (70 miles) ... #Iraq #Baghdad #Syria #Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
Iraqi Sunnis take to streets, intensify pressure on Shiite-led govt

Jul 05, 2014

Anger boils over in the 'Fallujah of Jordan'

Maan, Jordan - This southern city - known for violence, riots, and clashes - received worldwide attention last week when new chants and flags were raised, alarming Jordanian authorities. Dozens of men carried a banner calling the southern city the "F... #Iraq #Jordan #Al-Qaeda #Abu Sayyaf