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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Army kills six as Iraq protestors call for PM to quit

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... for Iraq’s Shiite leader to quit on Friday. The deaths were the first at the hands of the security forces since massive protests began in mainly Sunni Arab areas of Iraq more than a month ago, ... Friday prayers across the country, while Shiite clerics called on the government to heed their demands. Protesters had been moving to an area in east Fallujah but were blocked off by soldiers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1136278/army-kills-six-iraq-protestors-call-pm-quit
  2. 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

    ... the home of a Sunni Muslim MP who backs anti-government protesters, arresting him and sparking clashes that killed his brother and five guards, police said. Ahmed al-Alwani’s arrest and the deaths ... and serving his second term as an MP, was arrested, though he is a well-known supporter of Sunni Arab anti-government protesters camped on a highway near Ramadi, and has frequently spoken at the site. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1391875/iraq-forces-arrest-sunni-mp-kill-brother-and-5-guards
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands of women illegally held in Iraq, says rights watchdog

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

    ... and the UN. It also cited court documents and government decisions and reports. The release of detained women was one of the main demands of demonstrators who protested throughout Sunni areas in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1422211/thousands-women-illegally-held-iraq-says-rights-watchdog
  4. 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

    ... forces withdrew, the power of militants in the province is on the resurgence. Fighting erupted in the Ramadi area on Monday, when security forces cleared a year-old Sunni Arab protest camp ... forces from parts of both cities cleared the way for militants to seize control. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki had long sought the closure of the protest camp outside Ramadi, dubbing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1398282/us-backs-iraq-fallujah-battle-sees-no-return-its-ground-troops
  5. News - World - IRAQ

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

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

    ... and dismantled a months-old sit-in by Sunnis in Ramadi protesting over discrimination by the government. Those moves added new fuel to sectarian violence that has escalated since the US withdrawal. ... forces broke up a Sunni protest in a bloody crackdown. Since then, militant attacks have swelled and Shiite militias have grown more active. The United Nations said on Wednesday that last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396828/iraqi-security-forces-use-us-hellfire-missiles-al-qaeda-linked-militants
  6. News - World - IRAQ

    At least 28 killed in wave of Baghdad area bombings: officials

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... spiked after security forces stormed a Sunni Arab protest camp north of Baghdad in April, sparking clashes that killed dozens of people. Members of the country’s Sunni minority, who complain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1376208/least-28-killed-wave-baghdad-area-bombings-officials
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bomber kills 14 children in school attack

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Sunni minority accuses of marginalising their minority sect. Sunnis launched street protests in December after Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sought the arrest of a senior Sunni ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1325832/suicide-bomber-kills-14-children-school-attack
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad area bombings kill at least 50

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

    ... Violence worsened sharply after security forces stormed a Sunni Arab anti-government protest camp in northern Iraq on April 23, sparking clashes in which dozens of people were killed. The authorities have made some concessions aimed at placating anti-government protesters and Sunnis in general, such as freeing prisoners and raising the salaries of Sunni anti-Qaeda fighters, but many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322000/baghdad-area-bombings-kill-least-50
  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Series of Baghdad bombings kills at least 23

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 05:58pm by AFP

    ... in recent weeks, attacks still plague daily life. Violence has markedly increased this year, especially since an April 23 security operation at a Sunni Arab anti-government protest site that sparked clashes in which dozens died. Protests erupted in Sunni-majority areas in late last year amid widespread discontent among Sunnis, who accuse the Shiite-led government of marginalising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296915/series-baghdad-bombings-kills-least-23
  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Wave of bombings kills 65 in Baghdad

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 06:13am by AFP

    ... and terrorism charges. Protests broke out in Sunni-majority areas at the end of 2012 and are still ongoing. On April 23, security forces moved against protesters near the town of Hawijah in the north, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1287415/wave-bombings-kills-65-baghdad

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