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Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Attacks in Iraq around religious ritual kill 22

Nov 13, – The deadliest among Wednesday’s attacks was the one targeting a group of Shiites marking Ashoura in the eastern city of Baqouba, a former al-Qaida stronghold, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad. That attack killed eight people, including two children, and wounded 35, a police officer said. Attacks across Iraq targeting security […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

Nov 01, – The bloodshed accelerated sharply after a deadly April 23 crackdown by security forces on a Sunni protest camp in a northern Iraqi town, which set off near-daily attacks, mostly by Sunni extremists and al-Qaida militants determined to undermine the country’s Shiite-led government. Attacks and other violence across Iraq killed 979 people in […]

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Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Bombing in ethnic minority village kills 13

Oct 17, – The bombing happened in the Shabak village of al-Mowafaqiah near the restive city of Mosul, which is 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, according to police officials. The force of the blast leveled houses in the community and wounded at least 52 people, according to the officials. Rescue workers were searching […]

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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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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

Oct 01, – UNAMI said on Tuesday that it recorded 979 Iraqis killed in September. The fatalities include those among security forces and troops killed in insurgent attacks nationwide. The U.N. figure was lower than its July death toll, which stands at 1,057. The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed […]

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Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

Iraq hit by deadliest eruption of violence, killing at least 57 people

June 11, BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of violence to hit the country in years. Attackers initially targeted market-goers early in the morning, then turned their sights on police and army posts after sunset. Security […]

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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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Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

May 21, BAGHDAD AP — The latest spiral of violence — which has claimed more than 240 lives in the past week — carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam […]

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