Its ‘Holy Operation’ Killed Tribal Leader, Bush Dog

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Lauds Death of Anbar Foe

A statement posted on the Web site of the Islamic State of Iraq , an umbrella group believed to have been formed by al-Qaeda in Iraq, celebrated the killing of Abu Risha, whom it described as President Bush’s “dog.” A tribal coalition led by […]

Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

Bush Surprise, British Exit, Petraeus Hotseat, US In The Crosshairs

AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFP) — US President George W. Bush paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday for a “war council” meeting ahead of a crucial report to Congress ….

The trip coincided with the withdrawal of British troops from their last base in the southern city of Basra amid […]