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Monday, September 29, 2014

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Michael Kamber for The New York Times
News about Iraq, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Sep. 29, 2014
    Iraqi military command begins campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who abandoned their units, granting de facto amnesty for deserters in move that highlights force's desperate need for experienced soldiers; army has been routed in battle after battle by Islamic State jihadists, despite impact of American-led airstrike campaign. MORE
  2. Sep. 29, 2014
    Pres Obama tells 60 Minutes that United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State militants and placed too much trust in Iraqi military to fight such Sunni extremists; rebuts critics who say his refusal to intervene more directly in Syrian civil war and his decision to pull all American troops out of Iraq in 2011 had created conditions that allowed the rise of Islamic State, instead pointing the finger at former Iraqi Prime Min Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. MORE
  3. Sep. 29, 2014
    Many Shiite residents of Baghdad's Karada neighborhood, which has come under attack from Sunni extremists in Islamic State, fault Shiite-led government and Shiite-dominated police force for failing to uphold public security and impartial justice; most specifically fault former Prime Min Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. MORE
  4. Sep. 26, 2014
    Islamic State militants execute Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights, in public after she posted comments on Facebook condemning the group. MORE
  5. Sep. 26, 2014
    Iraqi Prime Min Haider al-Abadi, at United Nations General Assembly meeting, says that he fully supports American-led airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State, but also makes it clear that he opposes any broadening of air campaign to target forces loyal to Syrian Pres Bashar al-Assad. MORE

Featured Articles

Life in a Jihadist Capital: Order With a Darker Side

Islamist extremists in control of Raqqa, Syria, have blended their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with the practicalities of governance.
July 24, 2014 worldNews

After Retreat, Iraqi Soldiers Fault Officers

When Iraq’s security forces crumbled in the face of militants, they were labeled cowards. But in the case of one brigade, at least, what emerges instead is a portrait of mismanagement and treachery.
July 2, 2014 worldNews

Redrawn Lines Seen as No Cure in Iraq Conflict

Fragmentation appears inevitable, but the tensions that divide may fuel new conflicts over ideology and natural resources.
June 27, 2014 worldNews
Middle East Memo

ISIS Threatens Al Qaeda as Flagship Movement of Extremists

The question is whether the new group, which now calls itself simply the Islamic State, will endure.
July 1, 2014 worldNews

Rebels’ Fast Strike in Iraq Was Years in the Making

The group’s sweep into Mosul and farther south appeared to catch many Iraqi and U.S. officials by surprise, but the gains were the realization of a yearslong strategy of state-building.
June 15, 2014 worldNews

Uneasy Alliance Gives Insurgents an Edge in Iraq

Saddam Hussein’s former loyalists have been crucial in helping Sunni insurgents capture vast amounts of territory so quickly.
June 19, 2014 worldNews

Insurgency in Iraq Widens Rivals’ Rift

After President Hassan Rouhani of Iran declared readiness to defend Iraq’s Shiite holy sites, Saudi leaders issued a barely veiled admonishment not to intervene.
June 19, 2014 worldNews

As Moderate Islamists Retreat, Extremists Surge Unchecked

Elected Islamists have been shoved to the margins, and they are debating how to revive the Arab Spring’s dream of synthesizing Islam and democracy.
June 19, 2014 worldNews

ARTICLES ABOUT IRAQ

Here There Is No Why

Islamic State represents the counterhuman. The human has no alternative but to fight back.
September 30, 2014, Tuesday

Iraq Army Woos Deserters Back to War on ISIS

The Iraqi military command has launched a campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who abandoned their units.
September 29, 2014, Monday

Obama Acknowledges U.S. Erred in Assessing ISIS

President Obama told “60 Minutes” that the United States had placed too much trust in the Iraqi military, allowing the region to become “ground zero for jihadists around the world.”
September 29, 2014, Monday

Shiites in a Battered Neighborhood of Baghdad Fault One of Their Own

Few in Karada describe the violence in sectarian terms, but most blame Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, the former prime minister, for allowing public security to decay.
September 29, 2014, Monday

3 Nations Offer Limited Support to Attack on ISIS

Britain, Belgium and Denmark lined up behind the United States, agreeing to military operations in Iraq — but not in Syria.
September 27, 2014, Saturday

Facing Militants With Supplies Dwindling, Iraqi Soldiers Took to Phones

Soldiers’ frantic attempts to resupply ahead of a battle this week exposed some of the Iraqi Army’s glaring weaknesses as it tries to counter the Islamic State.
September 27, 2014, Saturday

A President Awakens

It's not too late for Obama to harness American resolve in shaping a posthierarchical world order.
September 26, 2014, Friday

Women’s Rights Activist Executed by ISIS in Iraq

Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, an Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights, was killed by a firing squad after she posted comments on Facebook condemning the militant group.
September 26, 2014, Friday

Iraq: Militants Kill Lawyer Who Aided Women’s Rights

An Iraqi lawyer known for her work promoting women’s rights has been killed by Islamic State fighters, the head of the United Nations human rights office said Thursday.
September 26, 2014, Friday
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Report of Islamic State Terror Threat to Subways Met With Doubt

Intelligence officials said information from the Iraqi prime minister was inconsistent with what they know about the Islamic State.
September 26, 2014, Friday