T/iraq

  1. Telling the Truth About the Cost of War Editorial, Yesterday

    As civilian casualties appear to rise, the American military is not acknowledging the extent of the problem.

  2. What We Owe the Innocent Victims of America’s Wars Op Ed, November 22

    If we unnecessarily kill civilians and fail to help the innocent victims, we make the fight against terrorism harder.

  3. Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre Foreign, November 17

    As Iraq liberates the last territory from the Islamic State, the country is starting to grapple with the extent of the group’s destruction.

  4. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Counting Civilian Casualties in Iraq Podcasts, November 17

    In Part 2 of our look at the U.S.-led fight against ISIS, the survivor of an airstrike sets out to learn why his home was targeted.

  5. Behind the Cover: 11.19.17 Magazine, November 17

    In this issue, an investigation into the true civilian death count in Iraq.

  6. Saudi Arabia Has No Idea How to Deal With Iran Op Ed, November 16

    Pushing back against Tehran’s ambitious designs in the Middle East is a worthy goal. But Riyadh needs a strategy.

  7. The Uncounted Interactive, November 16

    An on-the-ground investigation reveals that the U.S.-led battle against ISIS — hailed as the most precise air campaign in history — is killing far more Iraqi civilians than the coalition has acknowledged.

  8. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Targeting ISIS, and Killing Civilians Podcasts, November 16

    The U.S.-led air campaign been hailed as the most precise in history. But its civilian death toll has been far higher than anyone has acknowledged.

  9. Iran-Iraq Quake: Digging Through the Rubble Video, November 13

    A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area Sunday evening. More than 500 are dead and thousands injured.

  10. Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500 Foreign, November 13

    Rescuers and residents spent the night digging through rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a quake near the countries’ shared border.

  11. Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border Foreign, November 12

    The 7.3 magnitude quake, which was centered in eastern Iraq, killed over 100 people in Iran, according to the country’s National Medical Emergency Service.

  12. With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes Foreign, November 12

    Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.

  13. An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory Foreign, November 7

    Behind a wall, in a garden, at the foot of an old stone staircase, is the underground tomb of Hazana of Amadiya, a Jew celebrated by some Muslims and Christians, too.

  14. How the Kurdish Quest for Independence in Iraq Backfired Interactive, November 5

    After Kurds voted overwhelming for independence in a referendum in September, Iraqi government forces have seized territory previously under Kurdish control.

  15. After ISIS, What Comes Next? Editorial, November 4

    With a region in ruins, the United States faces the daunting challenge of promoting stability and countering extremism.

  16. After Defeats, ISIS Now Sells Nostalgia vs. Utopia Video, November 3

    The terrorist group has shifted between different promises to maintain credibility in the eyes of its followers.

  17. Iraqi Kurds’ Independence Vote Exposed Risks to Energy Strategy Business, November 3

    Regional leaders have long sought to craft an oil and gas policy independent of Baghdad, but the fallout from the recent referendum reveals new liabilities.

  18. ISIS, Squeezed on Two Sides, Loses Syrian City and Border Crossing Foreign, November 3

    The loss is another blow to the Islamic State and a sign of the resurgence of the Syrian army.

  19. U.N. Says Islamic State Executed Hundreds During Siege of Mosul Foreign, November 2

    A report detailed atrocities, most by the militant group also known as ISIS, during the Iraqi government’s campaign to recapture Mosul.

  20. Iraq Is Not Iran’s Puppet Op Ed, November 2

    Framing every development from Baghdad to Kurdistan as driven by Tehran won’t help anyone.

  21. The Untold Quiet of Kurdish Iraq , October 31

    Lam Duc-Hien, a Vietnamese photographer, first imagined Iraq to be full of tanks and violence. But after documenting the Kurdish region of Iraq for more than two decades, he found something very different.

  22. Kurdish Leader Quits, Latest Fallout From Much-Criticized Independence Vote Foreign, October 29

    Massoud Barzani had pushed for the independence referendum that many Kurdish leaders now see as a catastrophic blunder.

  23. Helping the Kurds: ‘A Recipe for Disaster’ Letters, October 27

    A reader warns of encouraging further chaos in the unstable Middle East if we follow Senator John McCain’s advice.

  24. As ISIS Is Driven From Iraq, Sunnis Remain Alienated Foreign, October 26

    The grievances of Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority allowed the Islamic State to flourish. How the government deals with Sunnis now could have long-term consequences.

  25. Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight Foreign, October 26

    Even Islamic State detainees have human rights, an official said. “There are no exceptions.”

  26. Islamic State Is ‘On the Run,’ U.S. Commander Says Foreign, October 25

    The militants in Iraq and Syria cling to 5 percent of the territory they had three years ago but are likely to continue attacks even they lose it all.