Sunni Insurgent News
A Turning Point in Iraq?
Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq, sounds very upbeat these days about the future of Iraq. "The last time I left here was in 2004," Hertling said this week, "and I remember standing on the roof of Baghdad airport, and a bunch of us were talking and having a cigar
2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Iraq Battle
Dozens of fighters ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's main Shiite militia stronghold Tuesday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun bursts as the American push into Sadr City increasingly faces pockets of close urban combat. U.S. forces struck back with 200-pound guided rockets that
The Note: March From Madness
You can throw away your brackets -- here's a region's worth of match-ups that matter: (1) Barack Obama vs. (16) Race (8) Superdelegates vs. (9) Democracy (5) Bill Clinton vs. (12) Bill Clinton (4) Jeremiah Wright vs. (13) Geraldine Ferraro (6) Clinton library records vs. (11) Tony Rezko trial (3)
The Mysterious Case of the AP Photographer
A talented Iraqi war photographer detained by the U.S. military because his photos portrayed the war too accurately? Or an insurgent spy who infiltrated the Associated Press to better gather...
Webcast: Risky Iraq Strategy; Baghdad Real World; Lego Master Builder
I'm Charles Gibson and ABC news headquarters in New York welcome to the world news webcast but before we get under way. Ryan Owens will have the latest headlines. Senate Democrats hoping to put pressure on President Bush and to embarrass his embattled attorney general. Failed. Alberto Gonzales
A Risky New Strategy in Iraq
In an effort to fight al-Qaeda the military has begun arming Sunni insurgent groups. In the area of western Iraq known as they Anbar Province an area where Sunni groups have been responsible for attacks on US soldiers. In Baghdad the military spokesman talked about why the US would be willing to
Afghan Trade: Four Hostages for Body of Dead Taliban
AFGHANISTAN Afghan Trade: Four Hostages for Body of Dead Taliban The body of the one-legged, ruthless Taliban military commander, Mullah Dadullah, was turned over to the Taliban in exchange for the release of four hostages, said Shahbuddin Atal, who claims to speak on behalf of the militant group.
Sunni Insurgent Groups Battle Each Other in Baghdad
IRAQ NEWS Sunni Insurgents Battle in Baghdad Sunni residents of a west Baghdad neighborhood used assault rifles and a roadside bomb to battle the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq this week, leaving at least 28 people dead and six injured, residents said Thursday. ( Washington Post ) Rival
Taliban Leader Threatens U.S., U.K. with Suicide Attacks Before Death
TALIBAN LEADER KILLED Taliban Leader Threatens U.S., U.K. with Suicide Attacks Before Death Thirty-six hours before he was killed by U.S. forces, Taliban Commander Mullah Dadullah said he was training American and British citizens to carry out suicide missions in their home countries, according to