Once a proponent of sending in specialized troops to help the Iraqi army battle the Islamic State, the senator, after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said ground troops are “not what they [the Iraqis] need.”

The most recent speaker of Iraq's parliament, a Sunni, discusses the crisis roiling his country.

A look back at U.S. victories in Iraq and the state of those cities today.

Short sumIn the war of selfies and hashtags, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria might have won an early victory, but that doesn’t mean the battle with social media is lost. Overwhelmed by ISIS tweets and other online propaganda, pro-Iraq social media accounts have fired back with a hashtag of their own: #No2ISIS.

These events have been coming for a while.

A call to arms issued Friday by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s top Shiite cleric, served as a reminder of the power that Sistani yields.

Insurgents seize the northern city in Iraq.

He responded to insurgents' actions in Mosul, Iraq.

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