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Media worker killed in western Iraq

Media worker killed in western Iraq

Aug  20, – Both worked for Al Ahad TV, a channel affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the most powerful Shiite militias in Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary umbrella. A technician with an Iraqi satellite channel was killed on Saturday and a journalist wounded as they covered operations against the Islamic State group in western […]

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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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Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Deadly attack stokes Iraq Shia pilgrimage fears

Dec 12, – “There were one person killed and four wounded when mortar rounds hit an area on the western side of the city” shortly after midnight, a police colonel said. A deadly mortar attack Friday near the Iraqi city of Karbala stoked security concerns as millions of Shiite pilgrims gathered for one of the […]

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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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Inspectors verify 22 of Syria’s 23 chemical sites

Inspectors verify 22 of Syria’s 23 chemical sites

Nov 07, – The joint mission by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal, visited 21 of the sites last month but were unable to visit two — one of them in Aleppo province — because of security concerns related to […]

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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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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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