A day after a deadly skirmish between U.S. soldiers and Iraqi insurgents in downtown Baghdad, Iraqi militants were arrested in conjunction with the firefight. The New York Times’ Baghdad Bureau Chief John Burns reports on the violence and security situation in the Iraq capital. Continue reading
Suspected Sunni Muslim insurgents blew up five car bombs and fired mortars into Baghdad’s largest Shiite district Thursday, killing at least 161 people and wounding more than 250. New York Times Baghdad Bureau Chief John Burns updates the story from Baghdad.
Diwaniyah was calm Tuesday, a day after militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Iraqi army battled for 12 hours, killing 40 gunmen and 23 soldiers. Analysts assess what the fighting says about the Iraq government’s ability to control the country. Continue reading
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is being tried for ordering the genocide of thousands of Kurds in northern Iraq during his rule. Continue reading
Military investigators are ready to conclude that U.S. Marines killed up to 24 civilians over several hours in Iraq last November, nearly double the number of deaths initially reported by the Marine Corps. New York Times Pentagon reporter Eric Schmitt updates the situation. Continue reading
U.S. forces launched an offensive against what officials call "a known terrorist sanctuary" in western Iraq over the weekend, while the Iraqi parliament passed a proposal aimed at making it easier to pass the constitution on Oct. 15. Continue reading
As Afghanistan’s 11.7 million voters and nearly 6,000 candidates prepare for upcoming landmark parliamentary elections, insurgents have launched an intensified wave of attacks against Afghan and coalition troops and other government supporters. Continue reading
In one of its largest ground operations since the taking of Fallujah six months ago, U.S. Marines and other American forces launched a major operation targeting insurgents operating in Western Iraq, near the Syrian border. Continue reading