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

Sep 22, 2014

Allies train Iraqi Kurdish forces

Iraqi Kurdish forces have begun receiving training from western allies including the US as they seek to beef up their capabilities against the Islamic State militant group, a top Kurdish security official said. Helgurd Hikmet, general director of the... #Iraq #Baghdad
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 18, 2014

House veterans divided on Syria measure

(AP) -- The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training w... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #California #Barack Obama #Hawaii #Nevada #Libya #Duncan Hunter #U.S. Senate #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Joe Heck #National Guard