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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi security forces use US Hellfire missiles on al-Qaeda-linked militants

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Baghdad Iraqi security forces use US missiles as al-Qaeda-linked gunmen overrun police stations in two major cities in fresh outbreak of sectarian violence Hellfire rockets halt rampage by militants Iraqi security forces and allied tribesman used Hellfire rockets to quell attacks by al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in two of the country's main Sunni cities. ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    US sends Hellfire missiles to help Iraqi forces in battle against al-Qaeda

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 10:50am by Associated Press in Baghdad

    ... members in the attack on Camp Liberty near Baghdad Airport, giving their names. It said others were wounded. An Iraqi security official said four rockets hit the camp and that two people were ... 1 shooting at their longtime home in Camp Ashraf killed 52 MEK members – roughly half of the camp’s remaining population. The dissidents accuse Iraqi security forces of carrying out the killings. ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bombers storm Iraq ministry building, 24 killed

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 11:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Baghdad Militants seek to distract security forces Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 24 people including themselves on Thursday before security forces regained control, security officials said. The brazen attack on the building belonging to the Ministry of Transportation in northeast Baghdad coincided ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands of women illegally held in Iraq, says rights watchdog

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:13pm by AP

    ... was executed. Iraqi security forces and officials act as if brutally abusing women will make the country safer Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch Allegations of abuse are not new, but the findings by the New York-based rights group – which come despite government pledges of reform – raise concerns about Iraq’s ability to handle those detained in massive security sweeps targeting militants. International ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Rush-hour bombs kill 19, injure 30 in Baghdad

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Three explosions in Baghdad, including a car bomb opposite the foreign ministry, killed at least 19 people and wounded 30 others on Wednesday, security ... in January of this year, according to government data, as security forces have struggled to curb bombings while also battling jihadists and other militants who have seized territory in the western ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Six car bombs hit Baghdad as US lawmakers slam Maliki

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 06:44pm by AFP

    ... Shiite-majority neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital, come amid the country’s worst protracted period of unrest since 2008 as security forces grapple with near-daily attacks and battles ... In all, they killed at least five people and left 38 others wounded, according to security and medical officials. Four of the neighbourhoods hit are populated mostly by Iraq’s Shiite majority, ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad attacks kill 16 as Iraq presses Anbar assault

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 07:55pm by AFP

    ... militant-held areas of Anbar province. The latest bloodshed comes amid a surge in violence that left more than 1,000 people dead last month, the worst such figure in nearly six years, as security forces ... to government data. Shootings have largely targeted security forces and civil servants, while bombings have ripped through both Sunni and Shiite areas, striking markets, commercial streets, cafes ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    US backs Iraq in Fallujah battle but sees no return of its ground troops

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 07:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Fallujah

    ... invasion of 2003. Fallujah is in the hands of fighters of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a senior security official said on Saturday, putting militants back ... are not contemplating putting boots on the ground. This is their fight.” US Secretary of State John Kerry It was not immediately clear which of the four parties to the fighting – the regular security forces, ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq forces arrest Sunni MP, kill brother and 5 guards

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 07:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Ramadi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramadi Clashes erupted at the home of Iraqi MP Ahmed al-Alwani when security forces moved to arrest him on Saturday Iraqi security forces on Saturday raided ... during the raid threaten to inflame widespread discontent among Iraq’s minority Sunni Arab community and could compound the rampant violence affecting the country. “Security forces attacked ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Iranian dissidents say rockets hit their Baghdad camp, kill three

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 02:04pm by Reuters in Baghdad

    ... Department condemned the attack “in the strongest terms.” In a statement, it urged the Iraqi government to take additional steps to secure the camp against further violence and “to find ...




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