The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) reportedly recaptured the government complex in central Ramadi on December 28 after clearing ISIS-held areas south of the complex on December 26 and 27.
ISIS launched spoiling attacks across Iraq to relieve pressure by anti-ISIS forces on multiple fronts. ISIS’s attacks follow operations by the Coalition and ISF and Iraq and the Coalition-backed National Democratic Forces in Syria to constrain ISIS on both fronts. In a recent press conference, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Steve Warren cited ongoing anti-ISIS operations in Baiji, Makhoul, and Sinjar in northern Iraq as well as Hit and Ramadi in western Iraq, combined with operations in Shaddadi and Deir ez-Zour in southern Syria.
Regional experts offered their analysis on the electoral process, validity of the pending results, likelihood of peaceful government formation and the fate of Iraq’s leading political figures.
Highlights from a Capitol Hill briefing lunch hosted by ISW on February 12, 2009
Map of Major Roads of Anbar Province
As the baton is passed to a new commander and a new president, there is still delicate work to be done.
During a panel presentation at the American Enterprise Institute, Kimberly Kagan discusses her recent trip to Iraq and the country's political progress.
Tensions between the Baathist-supporting Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq and the tribal "Awakening" groups in Anbar province.