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2 suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 21 people – Iraq

2 suicide attacks in Baghdad kill at least 21 people – Iraq

Sep 17, – Both attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said. One bomber struck in Baghdad’s Bab al-Sharji area, killing nine civilians and three police officers there. Forty-five people were wounded in that explosion. Two suicide attackers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad […]

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Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Bomb attacks in Iraq’s Diyala kill at least 45- police

Aug 10, – Three explosions, two of them suicide bombings, killed at least 45 people near Baquba, the capital of Iraq’s restive eastern province of Diyala on Monday, police and medics said. The deadlier of Monday’s two attacks happened near the provincial capital, Baquba, located 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad. Police said a […]

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U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

U.S. troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

Jun 12, – U.S. defense officials say the tasks of the troops going to Taqaddum air base will range from advising Iraqi commanders how to ensure soldiers have enough bullets to integrating air power into combat plans. President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations center in the heart of […]

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

May 25, –In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi […]

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Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege

Aug 31, – It is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist group overran large areas of five provinces in June, sweeping security forces aside. Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped […]

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