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By Marcia Biggs
In our news wrap Friday, Russia extended the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo for a third day, after the United Nations said that planned evacuations of the rebel-held Syrian city had not actually begun. The UN blamed a lack of security…
By PBS NewsHour
As Iraq fights to reclaim Mosul from ISIS, the chance of a humanitarian crisis is a growing concern. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports and Jeffrey Brown talks to David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, about the…
Even as battle plans are laid to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, questions remain about what will come next.
By Larisa Epatko
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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