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Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in town north of Baghdad

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in town north of Baghdad

Oct 10, – The attack happened in Udhaim, a Sunni town 90 km (56 miles) north of Baghdad that U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces and Iran-backed Shi’ite militias took back from Islamic State last year. At least ten people, including four policemen, were killed by a suicide bomber in a car that targeted a checkpoint in […]

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IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119

IS-claimed Baghdad blast kills at least 119

July 03, – The blast hit the Karrada district early in the day as the area was packed with shoppers ahead of this week’s holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district Sunday, killing at […]

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Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

Twin suicide bombing kills 70 in Baghdad’s deadliest attack this year

May 17, – Police sources said the suicide bombers were riding motorcycles and blew themselves up in a crowded mobile phone market in Sadr City, wounding more than 100 people in addition to the dead. A twin suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 70 people in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad on Sunday in […]

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Suicide bombers kill three soldiers in attack on Iraq base

Suicide bombers kill three soldiers in attack on Iraq base

Mar 26, – “Four suicide bombers this morning infiltrated the military base of Al-Asad on its northern edge,” said Major General Ali Ibrahim Daboun, head of the Al-Jazeera Operations Command. A group of suicide bombers from the Islamic State group killed three Iraqi soldiers Saturday in an attack on a military base hosting hundreds of […]

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Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

Jun 13, – Some 13,000 refugees have already crossed into Turkey in the last 10 days, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Hundreds more could be seen Saturday on the Syrian side of the Akcakale border crossing, waiting to cross into Turkey. Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense […]

June 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

Iraqi soldiers enter refinery amid Islamic State attacks

Apr 18, – The refinery at Beiji, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, has been held by the Iraqi military for months despite the militants’ onslaught. Holding it remains crucial for the country, as it accounts for a little more than a quarter of the country’s entire refining capacity. Iraqi soldiers surrounded and […]

April 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Iraq welcomes US plan for coalition against jihadists

Sep 07, – US President Barack Obama outlined the plan at a NATO summit on Friday, calling for a broad coalition to defeat the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group which led an offensive that overran chunks of five Iraqi provinces in June and holds significant territory in neighbouring Syria. Iraq welcomed Obama’s plan for an […]

September 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
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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