Mosul may answer the question: If the Islamic State loses a crown jewel of its so-called caliphate, will that be a decisive and sustainable victory for Iraq? Or will Baghdad once again falter, allowing sectarian and political divisions to destabilize the country and permit a return of extremists?
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Freedom from the Islamic State group comes at a steep price, as one newly wedded couple recently discovered. Eager to live a normal life, away from the harsh dominion of the militants' self-styled caliphate, the young...
By Maher Chmaytelli and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday announced the start of an offensive to retake Mosul, the capital of Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq. “I announce t...
The fight to retake Iraqs second-largest city from ISIS isnt just being waged on the battlefieldbut by officials in Baghdad, Kurdistan, and D.C. seeking to shape the narrative.
Thousands of Iraqi, allied forces with U.S. backing advance on Iraq’s second-largest city -- the jewel of ISIS' so-called "Islamic State"