iraqi army

  • January 4, 2017  

    As the battle for Mosul continues, Iraqi civilians are fleeing to camps where security concerns are ripping families apart. Iraqi security forces and Kurdish authorities have a mandate to keep members of ISIS from escaping, so men and boys are routinely taken for investigation, leaving their families to worry about when, and if, they’ll return. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports. Continue reading

  • October 21, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security guarantees from both warring sides for the delay. Also, in Iraq, Islamic State militants launched attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk, killing 13. Continue reading

  • October 18, 2016  

    As Iraq fights to reclaim Mosul from ISIS, the chance of a humanitarian crisis is a growing concern. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports and Jeffrey Brown talks to David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about the struggles for civilians caught in the crossfire, what the UN has done to prepare for the aftermath and the upcoming task of rebuilding the city. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2016   BY  

    Even as battle plans are laid to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, questions remain about what will come next. Continue reading

  • June 5, 2016  

    The Iraqi army claimed progress today in the stalled two-week battle to retake the stronghold of Fallujah from Islamic State insurgents. But despite advances, have U.S. efforts to train and build up Iraq’s army fallen short? For more, Reuters reporter Ned Parker joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2014  

    Sunni militants forced their way into Iraq’s biggest oil refinery as they continued their push south toward Baghdad. But the Iraqi army says it has driven off the Islamist-led insurgents attacking the Baiji complex, and that 40 attackers have been killed — a claim that couldn’t be verified independently. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports from northern Iraq. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2014  

    The town of Tal Afar in northern Iraq fell to jihadists overnight. A city official said families were trapped in their houses by the fighting and that many people were killed. Meanwhile, a new video was released showing Sunni militants killing Iraqi army prisoners, a day after photos emerged of an alleged mass execution of soldiers. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2008  

    Iraqi forces entered Sadr City in Baghdad this week to help curb ongoing fighting in the Shiite stronghold. The incursion is part of a wave of offensives that Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday were helping to improve overall security. Analysts examine the state of the Iraq conflict. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2008  

    As President Bush visited Kuwait Friday, U.S. commanders claimed success in newly launched offensives in Iraq against al-Qaida targets. The news comes as the United States aims to transfer control of the once-restive Anbar province to Iraqis. Analysts look at the developments. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2007   BY  

    More than four years after military forces toppled Saddam Hussein’s Baathist government, Iraq is wrestling with reintegrating former members of his party, a policy trumpeted by American leaders but met with tough resistance by some Iraqi factions. Continue reading

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