Marine commanders in Iraq learned within two days of the killings in Haditha last November that Iraqi civilians had died from gunfire, not a roadside bomb as initially reported, but the officers involved saw no reason to investigate further, accordin
UP TO 150 Islamic radicals have travelled from Britain to Iraq to join up with a “British brigade” that has been established by Al-Qaeda leaders to fight coalition forces. Senior security sources say leaders of the Iraqi insurgency have set up a “for
A military investigation into allegations that American troops intentionally killed civilians in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared them of misconduct, the U.S. said even though it acknowledged the deaths of up to 13 Iraqis in the March
New evidence may suggest cover-ups in two separate incidents at the center of a simmering scandal over Iraqi civilian deaths at the hands of American forces. New pictures offer the first independent evidence suggesting that Marines may have covered u
A video challenges the US military's account of events that took place in the town of Ishaqi in March. The US said at the time 4 people died during a military operation, but Iraqi police claimed that US troops had deliberately shot 11 people.
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez ordered interrogators to "go to the outer limits" to get information from detainees. Documents show senior government officials were aware of abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan before the Abu Ghraib scandal bro
US proposal to Iran is no different than deceitful ones proposed in past to other target countries
The US military has ordered coalition troops in Iraq to get special ethics training with an emphasis on "the values that separate us from our enemies."
The Pentagon reported that the frequency of insurgent attacks against troops and civilians is at its highest level since American commanders began tracking such figures 2 years ago, an ominous sign that, despite 3 years of combat, the US-led coalitio
US soldiers have shot and killed a pregnant Iraqi woman and her cousin while they were driving to a maternity hospital north of Baghdad. Iraqi police said the 2 women were travelling to hospital when their vehicle came under fire from the Americans.
The investigation of how Marine commanders handled the reporting of troops alleged killing of 24 Iraqi civilians, concludes some officers gave false information to their superiors, who then failed to adequately scrutinize reports that should have cau
President Bush vowed to punish any US Marine guilty of shooting Iraqi civilians at Haditha but Iraqis, including the prime minister, complain that US troops have killed elsewhere with impunity. "There is a thorough investigation going on. If ...
Military investigators piecing together what happened in the Iraqi town of Haditah on Nov. 19 -- when Marines allegedly killed 2 dozen civilians -- have access to video shot by an unmanned drone aircraft that was circling overhead for at least part o
The first is of the body of his best friend and fellow Marine blown apart just after dawn by a roadside bomb. The second is of the lifeless form of a small Iraqi girl, one of two dozen unarmed civilians allegedly killed by members of his Camp Pendlet
Sparked by a TIME report published in March, a U.S. military investigation is probing the killing of as many as 24 Iraqi civilians by a group of Marines in the town of Haditha last November. Several Marines may face criminal charges, including murder
It is hard to tell how many Iraqis have left their homes in the past three months, during which sectarian killings have reached new heights. Iraqi immigration officials estimate that between 90,000 and 100,000 families have been displaced, most of th
With a new Iraqi government in place, Iran is positioning itself to play a major role here at a time when American influence is showing signs of faltering. That is worrisome to Iraq's Arab neighbors, especially Sunni-dominated countries such a
In response to insurgent activity in western Iraq, the US military is deploying 3,500 reserve troops from Kuwait to the area, The Washington Post Report. The soldiers will deploy in Anbar province, where Sunni tribal leaders had been cooperating wit
Here is a video of a young girl whose father and grandparents were killed Nov. 19 in Haditha by US Marines who burst through their door. She not only details what happened, but shows her own shrapnel wounds from the incident. In all, 24 civilians
A military investigation has reportedly concluded that US Marines embarked on the "methodical" killing of two dozen Iraqi civilians - including women and children - in what may be the worst incident of its kind since the 2003 invasion.
Two months ago, US and Iraqi forces came to Tarmiyah, surrounded it with a fence and a single checkpoint and established a small base. Now, 100 US soldiers together with 200 Iraqi soldiers secure the town. Where once the town's 15 beleaguered
Since the US invasion of Iraq more than 3 years ago, as many as 1 million Iraqis have fled to Jordan to escape lawlessness or to find jobs. The flight has created an exile community that is well in evidence at the Mecca Mall, where mnay of Amman**Q*
Photographs taken by a Marine intelligence team have convinced investigators that a Marine unit killed as many as 24 unarmed Iraqis, some of them "execution-style," in the insurgent stronghold of Haditha after a roadside bomb killed an Amer
Tony Blair challenged the world to unite around a policy of "progressive pre-emption" as he sought to shore up his legacy by linking the invasion of Iraq to a range of problems, from global warming and poverty to immigration. In a speech
A senior American general who served as a combat commander in Iraq has accused the Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of squandering the lives of US soldiers by ignoring military advice on how to conduct the campaign. In an interview with The Sunda
The Afghan capital erupted in gunfire and riots after US troops shot dead at least 4 people following a traffic accident, with angry crowds shouting "Death to America." Gunshots could be heard near Kabul's diplomatic quarter as around 1
A 4-man team of US Marines led the killing rampage in the Iraqi town of Haditha which resulted in the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians, military investigators believe. The troops went from house to house shooting their occupants after a roadside
More than 1,100 British military personnel who have deserted since the start of the Iraqi war remain missing. Figures for those who remain absent without leave are 86 from 2001, 118 from 2002, 134 from 2003, 220 from 2004, 377 from 2005, and 189 for
Haditha is not the only case pending: The military announced an investigation into allegations that Marines killed a civilian April 26 near Fallujah. Iraq's ambassador to the UN accused the Marines of killing his 21-year-old cousin in cold blood
Southern Iraq, long touted as a peaceful region that's likely to be among the first areas returned to Iraqi control, is now dominated by Shiite Muslim warlords and militiamen who are laying the groundwork for an Islamic fundamentalist government,