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By Raheem Salman and Yara Bayoumy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When Islamic State fighters tried to storm the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad this week, they were repelled by a rare coalition of Sunni tribal fighters inside the town and Shi'ites in its sister city Balad on the opposite bank. The assault, which began late on Tuesday and ran into Thursday, was one of several major battles in recent days in which Sunni tribes joined pro-government forces against the militants, in what ...

In rare alliance, Shi'ites join Sunnis to defend Iraqi towns

Sherin, an Indian nurse caught up in fighting in Iraq, hugs her sister after arriving at the airport in the southern Indian city of Kochi

Sherin, an Indian nurse caught up in fighting in Iraq, hugs her sister after arriving at the airport in the southern Indian city of Kochi

Nimrud, Iraq -- so very sad that these ancient statues were destroyed -- so very very sad, 3000 years of existence to be destroyed on purpose -- tears, I will never have the opportunity to ever see in person

Nimrud in northern Iraq was once the capital of the Assyrian empire. Feared as bloodthirsty and vicious, the Assyrians arose around the century B. and dominated the Middle East for a thousand years.

We all hold different beliefs… but we are all Brothers and Sisters, and have a desire for Peace and for True Freedom.  (Iraq)

Photojournalism by noted freelance photographer Zoriah.

Long list of fallen Corpsmen.   Our brothers and sisters, lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Long list of fallen Corpsmen. Our brothers and sisters, lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Jeremy E. Maresh Died April 24, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 213th Air Defense Artillery, Spring City, Pa.; died April 24 in Baghdad in a non-combat-related incident.

Army Spc. Jeremy E. Maresh Died April 24, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; assigned to C Battery, 1st Battalion, 213th Air Defense Artillery, Spring City, Pa.; died April 24 in Baghdad in a non-combat-related incident.

Army Spc. Robert D. Varga  Died July 15, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom  24, of Monroe City, Mo.; assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 15 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.

Army Spc. Robert D. Varga Died July 15, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Monroe City, Mo.; assigned to the 984th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; died July 15 in Baghdad of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.

Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke Died February 28, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Bay City, Mich.; assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Saginaw, Mich.; died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

Marine Pfc. Bufford K. Van Slyke Died February 28, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Bay City, Mich.; assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Saginaw, Mich.; died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.

The Lonely Soldier On a blustery night in March 2004, I joined a small crowd in New York City to honor the citizens and soldiers who had died in the first year of the Iraq War. Among us were children, Vietnam veterans, and...

In her new book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, Helen Benedict examines the experience of female soldi.

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