From the moment President Bush introduced him to the American people in October 2002, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi served a crucial purpose for the administration, providing a tangible focus for its insistence that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was linked t
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President Bush said that it's not yet clear when Iraqi forces will be able to take control of their country's security, a key step in bringing U.S. troops home. Making that determination depends on an assessment of the new government in Baghd
Iraq's prime minister imposed a daytime driving ban in Baghdad and in the province where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by American bombs, fearing insurgents will seek to avenge the death of the al-Qaida in Iraq leader.
More details were emerging Wednesday about an alleged bomb plot in Ontario and about one of the suspects and his alleged plan to behead Prime Minister Stephen Harper. As well, there were alos news suggestions about how the suspects
The U.S. Air Force increased its bombing of Taliban and other insurgent targets in Afghanistan this spring, making about 750 airstrikes in May alone, Air Force officials said.
U.S. and Iraqi forces zeroed in on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over two weeks, finally tracking his spiritual adviser to the terrorist leader's doorstep and unleashing the airstrike that killed them both, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Thursday. The s
Pentagon sources say some of the most incriminating evidence against Marines under investigation in the deaths of civilians at Haditha is a set of photographs taken by another group of Marines who came along afterward and helped clean up the scene.
A House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill that would give another $50 billion next year to President Bush for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee cleared a $427 billion bill to fund the Pentag
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida-linked militant who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq, has been killed in a U.S. air raid north of Baghdad, Iraq's prime minister said Thursday. Prime Minis
Standing on rubble left by the U.S. air raid that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraqis in the village of Hibhib expressed disbelief on Thursday that the al Qaeda leader had been living among them.
An Iraqi doctor who was in Haditha during a deadly US raid last year says there are many more stories like that in Haditha that are yet untold. "There are many, many, many cases like Haditha that are still undercover and need to be highlighted i
The Iraqi Islamic Party, the main Sunni Arab political party, accused American forces of murdering more than two dozen Iraqis in a series of incidents across the country in May. "The US forces have violated human rights many times across Iraq
Baghdad's central morgue received more than a thousand bodies each month this year. The body count here gives a more accurate picture of the story in Baghdad than any official statistics. "Most of those brought dead here have been tortured b
The Bush administration invaded Iraq claiming Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium in Niger. As much of Washington knew, and the world soon learned, the charge was false. Worse, it appears to have been the cornerstone of a highly succes
In a rare case of officer dissent, a Fort Lewis Army lieutenant has refused orders to head out to Iraq this month to lead troops in what he believes is an illegal war of occupation. "I feel that we have been lied to and betrayed by this a
The Pentagon unveiled its most comprehensive guidance to date for medical professionals in dealing with detainees, but rights activists denounced it for allowing broad use of prisoners' health data to guide interrogations.
In a major concession, world powers are no longer demanding that Iran commit to a prolonged moratorium on uranium enrichment and are now asking only for a suspension during talks on its nuclear program, diplomats and officials said. offer to allow co
Every morning as ambulance cars and police vehicles rush to the hospital in Bab al-Mo'adham carrying corpses of unidentified victims, a queue of women, teenagers and elderly men forms in front of the morgue as people search for their relatives, f
In January, shortly before the first published reports emerged about US marines methodically gunning down men, women and children in the Iraqi town of Haditha, The Daily Telegraph spent time at the main camp of the battalion under investigation.
In its combination of security and repression, Iraq's south — the Shiite heartland — provides a glimpse of what could be the country's future. Checkpoint by checkpoint, street by street and institution by institution across Iraq's sout
Violence against civilians is "common among many of the multinational forces," the new Iraqi Prime Minister said. Many troops had "no respect for citizens, smashing civilian cars and killing on a suspicion or a hunch." That the
There was no way to confirm the accounts. ... But the probe of the case has turned up enough evidence against Marines that eight individuals have been jailed and four others have been told not to leave their base at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The US military has admitted that 3 Iraqi civilians killed in an explosion died because of an artillery training exercise that went wrong. An artillery round fired from a US military base near Hibhib struck a building in the nearby town, a statement
Speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert assured Iraqi leaders that their country has continued US support. "We will remain faithful to the task because it is the right thing to do for Iraq, for the Middle East and for America
What happened in the village of Abu Sif (Isahaqi), north of Baghdad, on Ides of March? The murk of war – the natural blur of unbuckled event, and its artificial augmentation by professional massagers – shrouds the details of the actual operation. But
Isa Khalaf doesn't want cash from the US troops he says massacred his relatives in a March raid. He wants an explanation he may never get now that a US probe has cleared them of any wrongdoing. "I don't want compensation. I want answers.
[What a load!] A DESPERATE search is under way for a “chemical vest” that a British suicide bomber was ready to deploy in a terror attack on London. Police fear that the strike, using a home-made chemical device, was imminent after an informant to
"There were problems in Kilo Company with drugs, alcohol, hazing, you name it," said the woman. "I think it's more than possible that these guys were totally tweaked out on speed or something when they shot those civilians in Hadit
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