Tag: iraq

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The Hell After ISIS

As ISIS retreats, new horrors emerge for a Sunni family.

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Where Did ISIS Come From? The Story Starts Here.

Paul Bremer was briefly the Bush administration’s point person in Iraq. His decisions would have lasting consequences.

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The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.

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Out of Sight

A former prostitute turned arctivist and her taxi-driver husband go undercover in Iraq’s brothels.

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

The system of organized sexual slavery at the heart of ISIS.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast
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"I'm Not a Butcher"

An interview with a man who organized suicide bombings for ISIS.

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Iraq: The New War

A 2003 essay that foreshadows the emergence of the Islamic State a decade later – an insurgency incited by American policy in Iraq during the early days of the war.

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The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

When American and Iraqi soldiers were exposed to leftover chemical munitions from Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran, the Pentagon kept silent.

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The Fight of Their Lives

ISIS vs. the Kurds.

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The Killer Elite

Published across three consecutive issues and later adapted into the book (and mini-series) Generation Kill, the story of bullets, bombs and a Marine platoon at war in Iraq.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.

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What We Left Behind

On the future of Iraq.

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The Green Zone Rabbit

Iraq, ten years later: Sectarian assassins, posing as bodyguards, are baffled by an egg-laying rabbit. Translated by Jonathan Wright.

"The rabbit had been with us for a month and I had already spent two months with Salsal in this fancy villa in the north of the Green Zone. The villa was detached, surrounded by a high wall and with a gate fitted with a sophisticated electronic security system. We didn’t know when zero hour would come. Salsal was a professional, whereas they called me duckling because this was my first operation."