Anbar was the most dangerous province in Iraq for U.S. soldiers during the Iraq War, and it is once again riven by conflict. The Iraqi army is fighting a resurgence there by an al-Qaeda offshoot known as ISIS and hostile tribesmen.
April 29, 2014 An Iraqi army helicopter gunner keeps an eye out for attacks as an anti-rocket system on the helicopter shoots flares in the air over Anbar province. Iraq is fighting an ongoing insurgency in Anbar. Max Becherer/Polaris Image for The Washington Post