The crackdown on Baghdad violence continued as American and Iraqi soldiers moved into the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City on Sunday. Two guests comment on the progress of the troop surge. Continue reading
As part of a new Baghdad security plan, U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested the Iraqi deputy health minister, who is accused of funding and protecting Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s militia. A New York Times reporter updates the continuing efforts to stabilize Baghdad. Continue reading
The Iraqi government complained Friday when U.S. and Iraqi forces descended into a Baghdad mosque and detained a top aide to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. L.A. Times reporter Borzou Daragahi provides an update on attempts to stabilize the Iraqi capital. Continue reading
As the first new U.S. troops move into Baghdad as part of President Bush’s revamped Iraq strategy, the Iraqi government has raised questions about the plan. A former spokesman for the Iraqi government and a journalist discuss Baghdad’s response. 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.
Shiite militias raided police stations in the southern Iraqi city of Amarah Friday, briefly taking control before mediators negotiated a truce. A London Times reporter in Baghdad provides an update on the situation in Iraq. Continue reading