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  • In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency

    The unadorned wooden boxes arrive lashed to car roofs or secured in the beds of pickup trucks, a steady procession of mortal remains on a doleful final journey to this holy city. Only days ago, they were enthusiastic Shiite Muslim recruits who...
  • In Iraq's most sacred city, a governor from Michigan holds sway

    NAJAF, Iraq The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who's lost track of how many times he's been hauled into court on charges of abuse of power: "Maybe 10? Twenty?" Najaf Gov....
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Battle for Tikrit continues as Iraqi government pushes back against ISIS

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi Army units backed by Shiite militias battled Islamist insurgents for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit for a second day on Saturday in a fight that's critical to government efforts to regain control of the country. Both sides tend...
  • Iraqi commandos and Shiite militias battling to retake Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi army commandos and Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pressed their first significant counteroffensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Friday, battling Sunni insurgents in rebel-held Tikrit after a dramatic...
  • Shiite Najaf's power brokers find many faults with al-Maliki, but sectarianism isn't among them

    NAJAF, Iraq The turbaned clerics, powerful dynasts and militia commanders who run this Shiite Muslim holy city have plenty of gripes about Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He behaves like a dictator, they typically begin, then list the many other...
  • For one fleeing Shiite family, extremist push in northern Iraq ends a way of life

    NAJAF, Iraq The mortars rained down for 12 hours, an eternity for members of the Hassan family who huddled together in a single room, the children screaming and the adults praying to die in the shelling rather than be slaughtered by the Islamic State...
  • Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq

    Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
    President Barack Obama told Congress on Monday the United States was deploying up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the country's embassy in Baghdad after militants seized control of the north of the country....
  • Syrian airstrikes on ISIS mark new strategy in civil war

    ISTANBUL After taking a hands-off approach toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria for several months, the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has reversed course and launched air attacks against the Sunni Muslim extremist group inside both...
  • Iraq's feuding politicians storm out of Parliament's first session

    IRBIL, Iraq Hopes that Iraqi politicians would rapidly form a new government to help counter the advance of Islamist gunmen and win U.S. help were dashed on Tuesday after Sunni Muslim and Kurdish members of the Iraqi Parliament walked out of what was to...
  • Britain won't intervene this time in Iraq, senior official says

    DOHA, Qatar Great Britain has no plans to intervene militarily to assist the government of Iraq in repulsing the advance of Sunni Muslim extremists, a senior British defense official said Wednesday. Echoing the position of the Obama administration,...