Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

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‘The hour of victory has come’: Iraqi forces prepare major assault to retake Ramadi from Islamic State
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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 boosted by Russian jets as it pursues counter-attack on ISIL militants
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.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

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.

Iraq appeals for US air strikes against militants advancing on Baghdad
Iraq bomb hits private security convoy, kills four
Baghdad holds funerals for 28 killed in park suicide bomb
Iraq holds first polls since US pullout
25 killed as car bomb targets Iraq army recruits
Syria looms over Iraq PM’s Moscow visit
Baghdad area bombings kill at least 50
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.

17 Mar 2013 - 3:43PM

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.

At least 112,000 civilians killed in decade-long Iraq conflict
Blasts and attack on Iraqi ministry kill 18
At least 28 killed in wave of Baghdad area bombings: officials
Iraq funeral bomb kills 12 as November unrest claims 950
Six killed in Iraq violence
18 Aug 2013 - 7:42PM
Six killed in Iraq violence
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.

23 Jun 2013 - 2:00PM

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.

24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing