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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Car bombs kill dozens in Shiite districts of Baghdad

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... delicate sectarian balance has been strained by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where mainly Sunni rebels are fighting to overthrow a leader backed by Shiite Iran. Both Sunnis and Shiites have crossed into Syria from Iraq to fight on opposite sides of the conflict. Al-Qaeda’s Iraqi and Syrian branches merged earlier this year to form the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Al-Qaeda prison raids raise fears of Iraq civil war

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a merger of al-Qaeda's affiliates in Syria and Iraq. It said the attacks came exactly a year after the leader of al-Qaeda's Iraqi branch, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, launched Breaking ... momentum in their insurgency against the Shia-led government. Tensions have been inflamed by the civil war in Syria, which has drawn in Shia and Sunni fighters from Iraq and beyond to fight against ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bomber kills 22 mourners at Iraq Shiite mosque

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of a police officer killed in a recent roadside bombing. The violence is part of a sustained campaign of militant attacks since the start of the year that has prompted warnings of wider conflict ... domination since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. Sectarian tensions have been inflamed by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, which is fast spreading into a region-wide ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Syria looms over Iraq PM’s Moscow visit

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

    ... pushed its own proposals for ending the conflict by calling for an end to violence by all parties, the holding of new elections and the formation of a transitional government in Syria, with which ... 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 ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Baghdad attacks kill 16 as Iraq presses Anbar assault

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

    ... region bordering Syria where militants have for weeks held parts of Ramadi and all of Fallujah, which lies on Baghdad’s doorstep. On Monday, soldiers, police and pro-government armed tribesmen ... a short drive from Baghdad, fearing major incursions could ignite a protracted conflict with massive civilian casualties and damage to property. US battles in the city, a bastion of militants ...

  6. 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

    ... in the western desert near the border with Syria. An intelligence official said that the missiles were proven “successful” and were used to destroy four militant camps. “The United States is committed ... of the war in Syria, which borders Anbar, to rebuild its organisation in Iraq. Hardline fighters are believed to shuttle between the two countries. According to UN estimates, more than 8,000 people ...

  7. 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

    ... comeback this year, taking advantage of widespread discontent among Sunnis and its newfound bases in neighbouring Syria, where it has become a major player in the nearly three-year-old conflict ...

  8. 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

    ... back into all-out conflict. The blasts, including half a dozen car bombs, are the latest in a months-long rise in bloodshed that has forced the authorities to appeal for international help just months before the country’s first elections in four years. While officials have pointed the finger at al-Qaeda-linked militants emboldened by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, analysts ...

  9. News - World - IRAQ

    Six killed in Iraq violence

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

    ... Iraq was racked by a bloody Sunni-Shiite sectarian conflict that peaked in 2006-2007, when tens of thousands of people were killed and many more forced to abandon their homes under threat of death. Lingering tensions between Sunnis and Shiites have been inflamed by persistent violence in Iraq and the civil war in neighbouring Syria, and there are growing fears that the country ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Suicide bombers storm Iraq ministry building, 24 killed

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

    ... of Falluja and eastern Ramadi. The Sunni Muslim ISIL, backed by tribal fighters who resent the government, seized control of the two cities in the Sunni-dominated province of Anbar, bordering Syria ... invigorated by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, where it is also active. The UN refugee agency said the stand-off in Fallujah has driven more than 140,000 people from their homes, describing ...




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