What Do the Insurgents Want? Different Visions, Same Bloody Tactics

May 5, 2005

The 60-wheel trailer was carrying a giant power generator on the highway to Musayyib, 30-odd miles south of Baghdad, last week. Guarded by six cars carrying police and the Iraqi National Guard, the convoy was passing along the notorious Baghdad road near Lutifiyah, a hotbed of insurgent activity where many kidnappings and attacks on...
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The view from Kurdistan

July 22, 2004

For the past decade, the relationship between the Kurds in Iraq and the Turkish government has been characterized by mistrust on the Kurdish side and paranoia on the Turkish side. Now that could change, especially with the new interim government in Baghdad.Since 1992, Turkey has had a Kurdish self-governing enclave on its border that...
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February 3, 2004

The attack on the two main Kurdish parties has provided impetus for resolving their differences. By Hiwa Osman in Arbil Unusually for a Wednesday afternoon, the cavernous Sawaf Mosque in the centre of Arbil was packed. Rival leaders from the two most powerful Kurdish political parties – the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, and...
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