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Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Jun 14, – Mothers pleaded with their palms upturned while elders scribbled on paper the names of some of the hundreds of male relatives whose fates are unknown. When Iraqi officials and top brass visited this displacement camp south of jihadist-held Fallujah, distressed residents swarmed around them asking the same question: “Where are our sons?” […]

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Double bombing kills 5 Sunni worshippers in Iraq

Double bombing kills 5 Sunni worshippers in Iraq

Nov 08, – Police say the first bomb went off after Friday prayers as worshippers were leaving the Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in Baghdad’s western Shurta district. Seconds later, a second bomb exploded among worshippers trying to flee the scene of the attack. Iraqi officials say two bomb explosions near a Sunni mosque in […]

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Bomb near mosque in northern Iraq kills 12 Sunnis

Bomb near mosque in northern Iraq kills 12 Sunnis

Oct 15, – The attack took place in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, said Police Col. Taha Salaheddin. The bomb went off as worshippers were leaving the al-Qodus mosque after morning prayers for the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday. A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni […]

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Iraqi officials say 20 dead many injured in fresh bombings in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say 20 dead many injured in fresh bombings in Baghdad

May 30, BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq is facing its most relentless wave of bloodshed since the 2011 U.S. military withdrawal, deepening fears that the country is heading back toward the widespread sectarian fighting that pushed it to the brink of civil war in the years after the invasion. A series of bomb explosions in Iraq, […]

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