Iraqi security forces and supporting militias have retaken the key town of Karma from ISIS, the government’s first significant victory in its push to reclaim Falluja, a spokesman for Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said Thursday. The recapture of Karma, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northeast of Falluja, brings most of the territory east of Falluja […]
Josh Siegel Security, A big debate is coming. Where do you stand? At a time when the U.S. is in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, while facing the constraints of sequestration, Sen. John McCain is setting up a dramatic debateShow More Summary
In World of Wonder's new documentary, Out of Iraq, two men—one, a soldier, the other a translator—meet and fall in love on the Iraq battlefield.
Popular gay YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf's latest vlog took an emotional turn when his father, who was born and raised in Iraq, reveals he contemplated suicide when his son came out to him.
Logo continues its slate of inspiring and emotional documentaries with a forbidden love story between an Iraqi soldier and a US translator in Out of Iraq.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has honored a police officer who stopped a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint in a northern Baghdad neighborhood this week. Saad Ali Thabit’s brave act was caught on a closed-circuit camera on Wednesday in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood and has since gone viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views on […]
Researchers will examine information behind Denmark's participation in the Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq war, it has been revealed.
US Department of State Counterterrorism Coordinator Justin Siberell stated that there is a decrease in the number of foreign fighters who join the Daesh terrorist group.
The operation to liberate Fallujah from the Islamic State is underway. We know how this ends. Large numbers of ISIS fighters will be killed. Fallujah will be turned to rubble; hundreds of civilians will be killed. After Fallujah's ruin, any chance for reconciliation among Iraqis will be over. ISIS has administered Fallujah since 2014. Show More Summary
Rodger Shanahan Security, Middle East Urban warfare--all over again. For such a nondescript city in Iraq, Fallujah has name recognition beyond its importance. In Western military circles at least the name is synonymous with the 2004...Show More Summary
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appealed on Thursday for an end to protests against his government while the armed forces are fighting to retake the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) insurgents.
India and the Syrian Conflict by Niraj Srivastava For Syria Comment, May 26, 2016 It was reported in the Indian media that on May 20 the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a new 22-minute Arabic language documentary online featuring purported Indian Jihadi fighters in its ranks. Show More Summary
The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 blasted apart the country’s political structure and left behind widespread chaos, but Iraqis may be slowly digging out of the wreckage, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller Iraqi politics…Read more ?
U.S. Iraqi Veteran, Chase Millsap, is back in the U.S. after three tours in Iraq. His fight against ISIS is not over, however. While serving in Iraq, he made an unlikely friend and ally, an Iraqi soldier, simply known as The Captain....Show More Summary
The fight to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide at the hands of the ISIS has intensified, with the U.N. being called to take immediate action, the American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister has appealed to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group. During a visit Thursday to Fallujah Operation Command, Haider al-Abadi called on Iraqis to be “vigilant and […]
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani on Wednesday called on both regular Iraqi army forces and the popular mobilization units (Shiite militias) to avoid killing…
For such a nondescript city in Iraq, Fallujah has name recognition beyond its importance. In Western military circles at least the name is synonymous with the 2004 battle that turned into the bloodiest urban assault undertaken by the...Show More Summary
The coalition has attacked IS positions in two areas of strategic importance: Fallujah, Iraq, and an area north of Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in Syria.
As United States lawmakers weigh legislation that would commit U.S. support to Christian militias in Iraq and Syria, the Primate of the Chaldean Church warns that arming Christian militias fighting against the Islamic State is a "bad idea."