Aug 2017

Tal Afar falls in eight days.

Jul 2017

Conundrum: What to do with The Real Wives of ISIS?

Ed Morrissey Jul 24, 2017 8:01 PM

“The children have a right to a second chance.”

Kurds: “We believe 99%” ISIS leader still alive

Ed Morrissey Jul 17, 2017 8:41 PM

Not in Mosul … or in Raqqa either?

Double decapitation.

Iraqi PM: We shocked the world in Mosul

Ed Morrissey Jul 10, 2017 4:01 PM

“The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh.”

“Old Mosul will be their graveyard.”

Jun 2017

“Their fictitious state has fallen.”


Mar 2017

US boosts forces in Syria as fight for Raqqa looms

Ed Morrissey Mar 09, 2017 5:21 PM

Kurds up, Turks down?

“This is about providing options.”

Feb 2017

Mattis to Iraq: We’ll pay for our oil

Ed Morrissey Feb 20, 2017 10:01 AM

“We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”

Jan 2017

CENTCOM: ISIS producing weaponized drones in Iraq

Ed Morrissey Jan 06, 2017 12:41 PM


Nov 2016

“This fight is nothing like that of the outskirts.”


Oct 2016

Carter: Assault on ISIS in Raqqa just weeks away

Ed Morrissey Oct 26, 2016 2:31 PM

“That has long been our plan …”

Friday TEMS: Guest hosting for Relevant Radio!

Ed Morrissey Oct 21, 2016 2:41 PM

3-6 pm ET

Counterattack: ISIS strikes at Kirkuk

Ed Morrissey Oct 21, 2016 12:41 PM


Iraqi PM: Mosul operation going faster than expected

Ed Morrissey Oct 20, 2016 5:21 PM

First contact.

Report: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi still in Mosul

John Sexton Oct 19, 2016 5:41 PM

“‘solid’ intelligence al-Baghdadi was somewhere in the Iraqi city…”

Turkey-backed militia complicating matters?

Aug 2016

Petraeus: The October surprise will be …

Ed Morrissey Aug 23, 2016 10:01 AM


Jun 2016

Has the ‘caliphate’ begun to crack?

Ed Morrissey Jun 28, 2016 7:41 PM

“They are harsh, but they are not strong.”

Mar 2016

Iraq, US launch offensive to take back Mosul

Ed Morrissey Mar 24, 2016 8:41 AM

Assad forces advance on Palmyra.

Jan 2016

Carter: We need to put boots on the ground against ISIS

Ed Morrissey Jan 22, 2016 10:01 AM

Grand anti-ISIS coalition a myth?

May 2015

Quotes of the day

Allahpundit May 22, 2015 8:01 PM


Apr 2015

Abadi stiffed at White House?

“We are the only country that has armed forces on the ground fighting Daesh.”

Mar 2015

Pete Hegseth tosses a few bombs. Rhetorically speaking, of course.

Feb 2015
Jan 2015

No Huế this could go bad.

Dec 2014

Crimes against humanity.

Nov 2014

Media struggles to find successes in war against ISIS

Noah Rothman Nov 20, 2014 8:01 PM

A long war.

“We’re certainly considering it.”

Oct 2014

Red line? ISIS used chemical weapons against Iraqi army

Ed Morrissey Oct 24, 2014 12:41 PM

Back on offense at Mosul Dam as well.

Aug 2014

Video: Iraqi, Kurdish forces retake Mosul Dam?

Ed Morrissey Aug 18, 2014 9:21 AM


US, Iraq, Kurds team up to retake Mosul Dam from ISIS

Ed Morrissey Aug 16, 2014 11:31 AM

Too little, too late?

Jul 2014

Quotes of the day

Ed Morrissey Jul 24, 2014 10:41 PM


ISIS begins purge of Iraqi Christians

Noah Rothman Jul 19, 2014 11:31 AM


Jun 2014

Iraq launches offensive on ISIS in Tikrit, Mosul

Ed Morrissey Jun 28, 2014 1:01 PM

Maliki’s last gasp?