Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

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15 Oct 2015 - 8:11AM
Iraq boosted by Russian jets as it pursues counter-attack on ISIL militants

Iraq said it had received the first batch of Sukhoi warplanes from Russia as it pressed a counter-attack on Sunday against Sunni militants whose offensive threatens to tear the country apart.

Iraq said it had received the first batch of Sukhoi warplanes from Russia as it pressed a counter-attack on Sunday against Sunni militants whose offensive threatens to tear the country apart.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Iraq appeals for US air strikes against militants advancing on Baghdad

The government in Iraq led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked Washington to mount air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters whose lighting eight-day offensive has placed them close to Baghdad. The US has confirmed the request.

The government in Iraq led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has asked Washington to mount air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters whose lighting eight-day offensive has placed them close to Baghdad. The US has confirmed the request.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
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4 Oct 2012 - 3:44PM
At least 112,000 civilians killed in decade-long Iraq conflict

Including combatants on all sides of the decade-long conflict, as well as yet undocumented civilian fatalities, the figure could rise as high as 174,000, according to the UK-based Iraq Body Count (IBC) group.

Including combatants on all sides of the decade-long conflict, as well as yet undocumented civilian fatalities, the figure could rise as high as 174,000, according to the UK-based Iraq Body Count (IBC) group.

17 Mar 2013 - 3:43PM
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18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM
24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest in a series of attacks that left 24 people dead nationwide days ahead of Shiite commemorations.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest in a series of attacks that left 24 people dead nationwide days ahead of Shiite commemorations.

23 Jun 2013 - 2:00PM
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