occupation

  • Mosul
    August 20, 2017  

    More than 1 million people once lived in Mosul, Iraq, a city reduced to rubble after three years of ISIS occupation and a brutal nine-month battle to take it back. An estimated 700,000 civilians were displaced during the conflict, most dispersed to 20 refugee camps outside the decimated city. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Marcia Biggs reports on what survivors of the siege have endured. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2008  

    Iraq’s parliament approved Thursday a security pact with the United States that outlines the withdrawal of U.S. troops by the end of 2011 and may mark a new turn toward Iraqi sovereignty. A reporter in Baghdad discusses the next steps with Judy Woodruff. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007  

    Despite calls for a cease-fire, fighting between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah continued Wednesday, leaving 16 people dead. Two Middle East experts discuss the recent strife in Gaza City. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2006  

    Eighty-six U.S. soldiers died in Iraq in October, making it one of the war’s deadliest months. Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies considers a withdrawal of U.S. troops in this first part of a series on Iraq views. Continue reading