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As Fallujah Security Falters, Iraqi Police Find Bombs Planted on Roofs
Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: IPS News
"It seems that we Iraqis will all kill each other as long as this U.S. occupation is paying our leaders to widen the gap between us."
In Iraq, NGOs Eyed with Mistrust
Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: IPS News
Initially looking towards NGOs to provide relief, most Iraqis now seem to think that NGOs are working mainly for money and personal gain.
The Third Siege of Fallujah
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: IPS News
The two sieges of Fallujah in 2004 destroyed 75 percent of the city. Now, amid crumbling security, the U.S. is poised to do it again.
Food Crisis Hits Fallujah
Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: IPS News
Sharp increases in food prices have generated a new wave of anti-occupation and anti-U.S. sentiment in Fallujah.
Five Years Later, Fallujah is Still in Tatters
Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: IPS News
The city remains sealed. Many residents refer to it as a big jail.
Many Iraqis Feel They've Gone From One Dictator to the Next
Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: IPS News
After five years of occupation and suffering, many Iraqis have become skeptical of all political and religious leaders.
'Handed Over' to a Government Called Sadr
Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: IPS News
The "Surge" will go down in history as one of the greatest strategic failures in military history.
Iraq Lies in Tatters Beneath a 'Surge' of False Claims
Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: IPS News
When U.S. forces speak of a reduction in violence, many Iraqis simply do not know what they are talking about.
Rift Grows Between Iraqi Army and U.S.-Backed Militias
Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: IPS News
Former resistance fighters are now being paid 300 dollars a month to stop attacking occupation forces.
Iraq: Less Violent But Not Less Hellish
Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: IPS News
Looking around Iraq, one finds a ruined country.
Iraqi Soldier Who Killed U.S. Troops is a Hero in Iraq
Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: IPS News
The story of an Iraqi soldier defending a pregnant woman against U.S. troops is front page news in Iraq.
Iraq: Sunni "Awakening" Stirs New Conflict
Posted on: Dec 26, 2007, Source: IPS News
The U.S. strategy of backing Sunni "Awakening" forces has created another wedge between Sunni and Shia groups.
In Occupied Iraq, Anyone can be a Cop
Posted on: Dec 20, 2007, Source: IPS News
"To survive in Iraq under U.S. occupation, there are only two jobs: police and garbage collection."
Iraqi Refugees Caught Between Deportation and Death Threats
Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: IPS News
More than two million Iraqis, out of a population of about 25 million, have taken refuge in neighboring countries, but only a few have gained official refugee status.
Iraqi Government Fragments Further
Posted on: Dec 6, 2007, Source: IPS News
Iraqi security forces backed by the U.S. have jailed an opposition leader who opposes the permanent presence of U.S. troops.
McCarthyism Comes to Iraq: Dententions of Those Accused of "Iran Connection" on the Rise
Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source: IPS News
Locals claim the U.S. military had been using members of the Mehdi Army to carry out attacks on Sunnis in Baghdad.
Shia-Shia Conflict Fuels Instability
Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: IPS News
While the commercial media continues to focus single-mindedly on "sectarian violence," Iraq is being wrenched apart by political conflict.
In Iraq, Executions of Former Regime Officials Lead to More Strife
Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: IPS News
The executions of former regime officials are creating greater division, rather than reconciliation, among Iraqis.
21st Century Guernica: Fallujah Now Under a Different Kind of Siege
Posted on: Nov 22, 2007, Source: IPS News
The city that was routed in November 2004 is still suffering the worst humanitarian conditions.
A Tale of One City, Now Two
Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: IPS News
The separation of religious groups in the face of sectarian violence has brought some semblance of relative calm to Baghdad. But many Iraqis see this as the uncertain consequence of a divide and rule policy.
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