Sadr City

  • March 26, 2008  

    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued an ultimatum Wednesday for Shiite militias to lay down their arms against Iraqi security forces in Basra on the second day of deadly fighting among rival factions vying for power in the oil-rich city. Experts examine what the unrest may mean for U.S. military efforts. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2008   BY  

    As fighting continued between Iraqi security forces and Shiite militia fighters in the oil-rich port city of Basra, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave an ultimatum Wednesday for gunmen to lay down their arms and forsake violence by week’s end. Continue reading

  • June 11, 2007  

    Four months into a troop increase in Iraq, the United States is arming Sunni tribes to quell insurgencies in the region. John Burns of The New York Times describes the tactic, then international policy adviser Stephen Biddle and former military official Phillip Carter talk about the “surge” strategy. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2007  

    ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz talks about her new book, “The Long Road Home,” which details the April 4, 2004 battle between U.S. troops and Iraqi militants in Sadr City, widely considered to be the beginning of the violent insurgency in Iraq. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2007  

    A series of car bombings killed at least 183 people in Baghdad on Wednesday, striking predominately Shiite areas. A reporter in Iraq gives the latest on the attacks, which marked the worst violence since a security crackdown two months ago. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2007  

    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

  • February 8, 2007  

    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

  • January 22, 2007  

    Car bombs and mortar attacks rocked Baghdad and north of the capital Monday, killing as many as 100 people and wounding dozens more, as Sunni insurgent violence surged against Shiites. NewsHour Correspondent Gwen Ifill talks with New York Times writer Marc Santora about the situation in Baghdad. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2006  

    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.
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  • November 20, 2006  

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called for additional troops in Iraq on Sunday, while Democratic congressional leaders countered with a cry for their phased reduction. Analysts debate what the Pentagon’s next step should be. Continue reading

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