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  • Iraqi national police and army
    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

  • iraq1_oilrefinery_fire
    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

  • iraqivolunteers
    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

  • March 23, 2007  

    Independent Television News’ Julian Maynon has been embedded with American army units in Baghdad, tracking the progress of anti-insurgency forces. He filed two reports on the situation. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2007  

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates testified on Tuesday in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee about the administration’s budget request for the proposed troop increase. NewsHour reports on the hearings, Gates’ testimony, and the committee’s approval of Gen. Casey as Army Chief of Staff. Continue reading