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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad area bombings kill at least 50

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 11:23am by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Bombings latest in Sunni-Shiite violence in central Iraq Twelve car bombs, mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas in and around Baghdad, killed at least 47 people on Monday, while at least three died in a blast against Sunni worshippers, officials said. The bombings were the latest in a string of sectarian attacks in central Iraq that have raised ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq attacks kill 14 including six soldiers

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 09:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Mosul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mosul Authorities have failed to stem surge in violence Attacks in Iraq killed 14 people including six soldiers on Sunday, officials said, amid a surge in violence authorities have so far failed to stem despite wide-ranging operations targeting militants. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed to press on with the anti-insurgent campaign, which is among ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad holds funerals for 28 killed in park suicide bomb

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 08:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Baghdad residents held funerals on Saturday for victims of a suicide bombing that killed 28 people in a city park, even as authorities pressed operations against militants to stem growing violence. Authorities have launched a fierce crackdown on militants blamed for a wave of nationwide shootings and blasts that has killed more than 3,600 people ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Six killed in Iraq violence

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Violence has markedly increased in Iraq this year Attacks in Iraq killed at least six people including a local council member on Sunday, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence plaguing the country. Security forces have in recent weeks carried out some of their biggest operations since the 2011 withdrawal of US forces, but analysts ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Syria looms over Iraq PM’s Moscow visit

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 02:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki heads to Moscow on Monday to boost defence and trade ties, but events in Syria loom large over talks between two states criticised over their support for Damascus. Maliki’s visit, his first to Russia in three and a half years, comes with Baghdad and Moscow accused of helping prop up embattled President Bashar al-Assad ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Six car bombs hit Baghdad as US lawmakers slam Maliki

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad Five people killed as bombings follow spate of attacks in Iraqi capital on Wednesday that left 33 dead Six car bombs ripped through Baghdad killing five people on Thursday, hours after American lawmakers criticised the slow pace of political reconciliation which they blamed for high levels of violence. The blasts, which mostly targeted ...

  7. 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 and medical officials said. The explosions, in confessionally-mixed neighbourhoods of Baghdad, come amid the worst surge in bloodshed in more than five years, raising fears Iraq is slipping back ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad attacks kill 16 as Iraq presses Anbar assault

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad A series of attacks in and around Baghdad, including a spate of car bombings, killed 16 people Monday as Iraqi forces pressed an assault against 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 ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    NGOs report 13,000 families fleeing 'critical' Fallujah

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fallujah Families flee 'critical' Fallujah as fighting goes on More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said yesterday, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation as masked gunmen locked in a days-long standoff with Iraqi troops hold the city. Despite traffic police returning to its streets, some shops reopening and more cars ...

  10. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fallujah Concerned after al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist fighters take control of Fallujah, the US offers assistance but stops short of promising to return its marines to Iraq Washington said on Sunday it would help Baghdad in its battle against al-Qaeda but that there would be no return of US troops, as sporadic clashes occurred near militant-held Iraqi cities. ...




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