Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq

Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq

WASHINGTON — Over the previous 4 years, American army planning in Iraq has counted on working with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a reasonable Shiite Muslim who has managed to rebuild the nation’s military, restore sovereignty and companion with each the United States and Iran to defeat the Islamic State. But the outcomes of the weekend’s […]

Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S.

Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S.

BAGHDAD — Moktada al-Sadr, a firebrand militia chief whose forces as soon as battled American troops in Iraq and had been implicated in widespread atrocities in opposition to civilians, has emerged because the shock front-runner within the Iraqi nationwide elections, in keeping with Iraqi election officers. After American forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, Mr. […]

Iraqi Voters, Freed From War, Focus on Struggle of Daily Life

Iraqi Voters, Freed From War, Focus on Struggle of Daily Life

BAGHDAD — Four years in the past, Iraqis united in a combat to free their nation from what many seen as an existential risk: the Islamic State, which held almost one-third of Iraq in its grip. This weekend, the nation held its first election since defeating the extremist group, a vote extraordinary for that includes […]

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Opinion

Presidents typically ask us to undertake missions that no one else can do. We usually do them properly, however there may be additionally extra latitude for errors. Even profitable efforts typically seem much less so looking back. Ms. Haspel admitted as a lot together with her feedback that the C.I.A. was not prepared in 2001 […]

U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

Several former militia commanders have risen to high-level political positions. Now, a coalition of them is anticipated to be among the many largest winners in parliamentary elections this Saturday, giving them much more outstanding roles within the new authorities and probably figuring out the way forward for the American presence in Iraq. The United States […]

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Opinion

Three years earlier, when demagogues loyal to Mr. Sadr have been exhorting vigilante assaults on males seen as homosexual, the pairing would have been unthinkable. Back then, Iraq was riven by distinction — the sectarian-hued battle between the Islamic State, which purported to talk for the Sunnis, and the governments led by Shiite Islamists, who […]

Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting

Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting

BAGHDAD — Five senior Islamic State officers have been captured, together with a high aide to the group’s chief, in a posh cross-border sting carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence, two Iraqi officers stated Wednesday. The three-month operation, which tracked a gaggle of senior Islamic State leaders who had been hiding in Syria and […]

We Collected and Published ISIS’ Internal Documents. What Questions Do You Have?

We Collected and Published ISIS’ Internal Documents. What Questions Do You Have?

The Reader Center is a method we within the newsroom are attempting to attach with you, by highlighting your views and experiences and providing perception into how we work. The latest publication of “The ISIS Files,” an investigation by Rukmini Callimachi, our terrorism correspondent, into 1000’s of inside Islamic State documents, has led to a […]

‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS.’ Mosul Garbage Men Collect Remains.

‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS.’ Mosul Garbage Men Collect Remains.

The our bodies the trash collectors retrieve additionally find yourself at a municipal dump, however they’re buried in unmarked mass pits across the edges. If they do discover a physique that they assume belongs to a civilian somewhat than an Islamic State fighter, they are going to hand it over to the morgue. Continue reading […]

Rukmini Callimachi on Audio’s Power to Reveal the Truth of the ‘Caliphate’

Rukmini Callimachi on Audio’s Power to Reveal the Truth of the ‘Caliphate’

How has working with audio made you method reporting in another way? The large distinction for me is that it’s very uncommon and considerably uncomfortable to write within the first particular person. This is one thing you do in distinctive circumstances when the reporter’s story is vital as a car for telling the bigger story. […]