Blog archive: Iraq

  • 25th July 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    August is still a week away but July has already become the bloodiest month in Iraq so far this year. Yesterday brought at least14 more deaths to add to the toll, including nine officers killed when insurgents attacked a police station near Mosul. Meanwhile, the mass breakout from...
  • 29th May 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
      The boundaries of today's Arab states are mostly the historical result of foreign rivalries. The lines that external powers drew on the maps often took little cognisance of ethnic or tribal identities and, ever since independence, Arabs have been grappling with the consequences. Over...
  • 14th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      American tanks and troops entered the main square of Tikrit early this morning. As Tikrit...
  • 13th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      An Iraqi general who was in charge of liaison with United Nations weapons inspectors...
  • 12th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      On one of the bleakest days since the invasion began, US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld...
  • 11th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitakerww
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Following 24 hours of victory celebrations in Baghdad, there are fears today that the war, far from...
  • 10th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Someone produced a sledgehammer, and Iraqis took it in turns to hack at the base of the giant statue of...
  • 9th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    Chaos and jubilation broke out in Baghdad this morning amid signs that Saddam Hussein's regime has lost...
  • 8th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      There is new speculation about the fate of Saddam Hussein today after the US destroyed a...
  • 7th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      US forces stormed into central Baghdad early today, taking over Saddam Hussein's newest...
  • 6th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...    With 25 Abrams tanks and 12 Bradley armoured vehicles, US forces made a three-hour tour through south-...
  • 5th April 2013
    By
    Brian Whitaker
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war, I am re-posting diary entries that I wrote at the time for the Guardian's website...      On the day the US celebrated the capture of Saddam International Airport by renaming it...

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