Erin Cunningham



Patrols were increased nationwide as officials feared follow-up attacks.

  • Mar 20, 2015

Two of the gunmen, who targeted tourists at a museum, were reportedly Tunisians who trained in Libya.

  • Mar 19, 2015

The assault on Tunisia’s most renowned museum, in which gunmen killed at least 19 people, could heighten tensions in a nation that has become deeply divided between pro- and anti-Islamist factions.

  • Mar 18, 2015

As Iraqi troops clear Islamic State fighters from towns, residents wonder about when they will be able to return.

  • Mar 13, 2015

Iraqi forces pressed into Saddam Hussein’s home town in a decisive battle against the jihadists.

  • Mar 12, 2015

U.S. officials praise the victory but worry about the key role played by Iranian-backed militias.

  • Mar 11, 2015

Sunni tribesmen are supporting Shiite militias in the battle for Tikrit. But such unity is fragile.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Pro-government fighters have routed militants east and south of Tikrit but are stuck outside the city.

  • Mar 8, 2015

The offensive to oust the Islamic State from a key stronghold could morph into an urban war of attrition.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The operation marks the third attempt to drive the militants from Tikrit since they seized it in June.

  • Mar 2, 2015
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Erin Cunningham is an Egypt-based correspondent for The Post. She previously covered conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan for the Christian Science Monitor, GlobalPost and The National.