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video 16 January 2014 World, Iraq

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Iraq and the US: 'You can't freeze history' - Robert Gates

Former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates tells Channel 4 News that a number of "serious mistakes" were made in Iraq but says: "'we accomplished our mission".

post 15 January 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog What Chairman Mao can teach us about Iraq

Iraq Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki hasn┐t read Chairman Mao on guerillas - but he's right about one thing: the battle for Iraq will be long and it will continue.

article 12 January 2014 Iraq
British soldier in Iraq (Reuters)
Hague dismisses call for new Iraq war crimes probe

Human rights lawyers call for the International Criminal Court to investigate thousands of allegations of abuse by British forces in Iraq.

article 08 January 2014 World, Iraq
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Fall of Fallujah: Iraqi army deploys tanks and guns

The Iraqi army deploys tanks and artillery around Fallujah as leaders in the city urge al-Qaeda-linked militants to leave to avert an impending military assault.

post 08 January 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Lindsey Hilsum's international eye on the year ahead

Journalists make poor prophets, but January is the month when we all think about the year ahead, and the big picture.

video 07 January 2014 World, Iraq

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As al-Qaeda takes Fallujah, what next for Iraq? - video

Iraq is descending into yet another bloody conflict. Thousands have fled the city of Fallujah, which is now held by militants. So what next for this blood-stained state? Lindsey Hilsum explains.

article 07 January 2014 World, Iraq
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Thousands flee Fallujah 'ghost town' amid unrest

Thousands of people are fleeing the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which has been occupied by fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. "It has turned into a ghost town," a local resident says.

video 06 January 2014 World, Iraq

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The battle for Fallujah - video

It was the iconic city which symbolised so much of what went wrong with the American occupation of Iraq. Now, Fallujah is once again a key battleground. Lindsey Hilsum reports.

article 06 January 2014 World, Iraq
A Sunni Muslim fighter looks at a burning police vehicle during clashes in Ramadi
Iraqi PM calls for tribes to expel al-Qaeda from Anbar

Iraq's prime minister calls on tribal leaders in Anbar province to expel al-Qaeda linked fighters who have taken over key towns and cities in the region.

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