Al Qaeda in Iraq appears to be exploiting instability in Iraq's government
The Americans are set to transfer control of the once-restive Sunni province to Iraq, but many in Anbar question just how much real power the US is willing to relinquish.
Bombings this week in Sunni areas of Iraqi have killed more than 100 people.
In an interview, a member of the Islamic Army of Iraq speaks of his group's long-term goals.
American soldiers say the battle for the northern Iraqi city is a complicated mix of counterterrorism, economic incentives, and political solutions.