Jane Arraf

  • Shi'ite fighters look at smoke from a military vehicle driven by an Islamic State suicide bomber, which exploded during an attack on the southern edge of Tikrit, March 12, 2015. The Iraqi government asked the U.S. in March to provide airstrikes in support of the Iraqi ground offensive against Islamic State forces. Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters
    March 12, 2015  

    Heavy fighting continued in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as Iraqi forces and militias moved in on the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, 25 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a friendly fire incident involving an aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition against the militants. Gwen Ifill gets an update on both stories from special correspondent Jane Arraf in Iraq. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2012  

    Monday’s deadly attacks in Iraq come just as tension between Sunnis and Shiites has increased and just after al-Qaida leaders declared they intend to free prisoners and assassinate court officials. Margaret Warner talks to Al-Jazeera’s Jane Arraf in Baghdad about what the attacks mean for the possible resurgence of al-Qaida. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    A spree of shootings and deadly explosions across Iraq killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 225 Thursday. The Interior Ministry and a member of the Baghdad City Council blamed al-Qaida. Jeffrey Brown discusses the implications amid Iraq’s shifting political structure with Jane Arraf of Al Jazeera English. Continue reading