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Iraqi Security forces close the heavily fortified Green Zone as they tightened security measures hours after the assassination attempt on the prime minister in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. 

Drone attack on Iraq’s prime minister raises concerns of more violence


On Sunday, three drones laden with explosives targeted the home of Iraq’s prime minister. He survived unscathed, but the brazen attack has raised concerns about an escalation in violence.

Iraqi flags wave behind a group of men in parliament

Iraqi MP calls for peace ‘without using Iraq against Iran’

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford is stands at a podium during a press conference.

Pentagon looks at stepping up its role in Africa to counter ISIS

Captives suspected of being Islamic State militants are seen southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq.

Nearly a thousand ISIS fighters choose surrender, not martyrdom, in Iraq


Violence returns to Iraq as America plans withdrawal

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Life under ISIS rule is worse than we ever imagined, and some fighters and citizens have had enough


ISIS’ self-proclaimed Islamic State is crumbling. With momentum lost and victories in short supply, the terrorist organization has struggled with the most basic responsibilities — like keeping the lights on.

Policemen who fled Mosul train in a camp near Erbil to try to take their city back from ISIS.

The men who ran from ISIS in Mosul say they’re ready to take the city back


When ISIS seized control of Mosul, Iraqi policemen and soldiers fled. Now some of those men are training to try and reclaim Iraq’s second-largest city. Yet the support they’ll need to beat ISIS doesn’t yet seem to be in place.

A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds a weapon while another holds a flag in the city of Mosul, shortly after the Islamic State captured the city. The flag reads, "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.

The so-called Islamic State is even worse than you thought


A seasoned war correspondent who thinks he’s seen it all negotiates his way into ISIS-controlled Mosul. What he finds is a chilling enthusiasm for killing.

A US Army soldier from the 1st Infantry Division stationed in Tikrit closes the entrance of the dentention center at Forward Operating Base Danger on September 8, 2004.

Torture doesn’t work — so here’s what does


The world now officially knows that CIA interrogators tortured and abused prisoners, but what about the men and women who did the job for the military and other parts of the government? One former Army interrogator says torture was never on the table.

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Film traces how Nouri al-Maliki’s treatment of Iraqi Sunnis helped ISIS get stronger


The rise of ISIS took many in the West and in the Middle East by surprise. How could this group manage to take over large swaths of territory both in Syria and in Iraq in such a short amount of time? A new documentary called “The Rise of ISIS” takes a look at the group’s early days.