So much for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
BAGHDAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American
The country has become the new Afghanistan -- a center of attraction and a training ground for the next generation of jihadist fighters who will be able to make use elsewhere of the fighting experience they get there. And now the same thing has happened in Iraq. ISIS cleverly used the porous borders with Syria to draw jihadists initially recruited for Syria into the neighboring country. ISIS can thus create the reign it so desires over an extensive territory comprising parts of Syria and northern Iraq. Since the Americans destroyed the Afghan symbiosis between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, no terror group has achieved anything like this. And it will draw more Islamist radicals from around the world who will either join ISIS or donate money. From that point of view, the Mosul victory was a successful PR coup.
Researchers used the survey data, which was completed by 1,960 of those chosen, to calculate the death rate before the war
Iraq executed 23 people during two days in September, most of them convicted on terrorism charges, the ministry said on October
Earlier this year, al Qaeda's Syrian and Iraqi wings merged to form the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has claimed
(Adds background) The explosion occurred in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district in northeastern Baghdad, the sources said. Although
Hilla is 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad while Baquba is 65 km northeast of capital. Iraq's al Qaeda wing has claimed