Presence of al-Qaeda in Iraq - December 2006

January 1, 2008 - Institute for the Study of War

Map of Al-Qaeda's Presence in Iraq in December of 2006

Summer Operations Northwest of Baghdad: Denying Sanctuary to Al-Qaeda in Iraq

December 11, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War


Securing Diyala

December 4, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

This Iraq Report explains the summer offensive operations in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad.

Who Speaks for Iraqi Shiites? Not Iran's Ayatollahs (The Weekly Standard)

December 3, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

The reemergence of Iraq's Shiite leadership comes as the Iranian regime now stands only on the religious claims of authority made by Ali Khamenei.

Saydiyah (السيدية)

November 21, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

Over the last year, Saydiyah has become one of the principal battlegrounds for the territorial war between Shi'a militias and al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Baghdad.

How They Did It (The Weekly Standard)

November 19, 2007 - Kimberly Kagan

The surge of operations that American and Iraqi forces began on June 15 has dramatically improved security in Baghdad and throughout Iraq.

Special Groups Communication, Supply, and Training Networks in 2007

November 12, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

To see this map in context, please view Iraq Report #11

Force Levels in Diyala Province

October 17, 2007 - Wesley Morgan

The brigade responsible for most of Diyala in 2007 is rotating home, beginning the drawdown of U.S. troops. Yet force levels in Diyala will remain constant.

Baghdad Neighborhood Project: Washash and Iskan

September 25, 2007 - Institute for the Study of War

Wahash and Iskan constitute a key conflict zone between Shi'a and Sunni militias in West Baghdad.

Baghdad Neighborhoods: Rusafa

September 22, 2007

The Rusafa security district provides an interesting look at a complex Baghdad neighborhood with strategic significance and changing demographics.