Follow the Tigris River in the Geo Quiz. We're traveling upstream of Baghdad. The northern Iraqi city we're looking for is on the banks of the Tigris in the province of Ninawa. The ancient city is 20 miles or so southeast of the city of Mosul.
A wave of apparently coordinated bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 63 people, say officials. The bombings are the worst in months - and follow within days of the withdrawal of US troops.
In Iraq, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia ethnic groups is once again spiking. Journalist Sahar Issa lives in Baghdad. She tells anchor Marco Werman that the hours after prayers on Friday are an especially fearful time in the capital.
Violence is spreading in Iraq's western Anbar province engulfing two key cities — Fallujah and Ramadi. Many Americans remember Fallujah and Anbar province as places where US soldiers fought and died. Retired US Army Colonel Peter Mansoor knows the area well and says the US government should re-engage.
More than half of all Iraqis are under the age of 20. But as most of the country is gripped by violence and instability, opportunities for young Iraqis are evaporating, and more and more are emigrating abroad. One group of friends say they’re determined to break that trend.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter John Goetz about an Iraqi defector codenamed "Curveball;ï¿½ the defector was the source of faulty intelligence used by the Bush Administration in making its case for the invasion of Iraq.