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Iraq Terror

Iraqi PM: Plot Uncovered To Attack U.S. And French Subways

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack s...

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Americans In New Video

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the en...

Syrian Airstrikes Target Islamic State Militants

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the extremists, conducting ...

British Prime Minister Under Pressure To Act On Iraq

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's office pledged Monday to send a small contingent of Royal Air Force Tornados to Northern Iraq to offer ...

'Mission Accomplished' Reversed: Iraq Is the New Afghanistan

Clemens Wergin | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Clemens Wergin

The country has become the new Afghanistan -- a center of attraction and a training ground for the next generation of jihadist fighters who will be able to make use elsewhere of the fighting experience they get there. And now the same thing has happened in Iraq. ISIS cleverly used the porous borders with Syria to draw jihadists initially recruited for Syria into the neighboring country. ISIS can thus create the reign it so desires over an extensive territory comprising parts of Syria and northern Iraq. Since the Americans destroyed the Afghan symbiosis between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, no terror group has achieved anything like this. And it will draw more Islamist radicals from around the world who will either join ISIS or donate money. From that point of view, the Mosul victory was a successful PR coup.

A Wave Of Violence Sweeps Iraq

Posted 12.17.2013 | World

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UN: Violence Kills Nearly 1,000 In Iraq In October

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD — BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says that 979 Iraqis died in attacks in October, a monthly death toll that is exactly the same as ...

Study: Half A Million Iraqis Killed Since U.S.-Led Invasion

Agence France Presse | KERRY SHERIDAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to an academic study published in ...

Iraq Carries Out 42 Executions In Single Week

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Iraq has executed 42 "terrorism" convicts over the past week, the justice minister said Thursday, defying condemnation of its extensive use of the dea...

Suicide Bomber Drives Into Primary School Playground

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Ziad al-Sinjary MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a prima...

Violence Leaves Nearly 1,000 Iraqis Dead In September

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed in violence throughout September – down from July's monthly death ...

Wave Of Evening Bombs Kills Dozens In Baghdad

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 11.03.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A series of coordinated evening blasts in Baghdad and other violence killed at least 67 people in Iraq on Tuesday, officials said, the...

Blast In Baghdad Park Leaves At Least 36 Dead

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber attacked a park in northern Baghdad crowded by cafe- and restaurant-goers Friday night, the bloodiest attack in a day of v...

Other Crises Overshadow Horror In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — A resurgence of violence and a renewed threat from al-Qaida have recently revived flagging U.S. interest in Iraq, officials said Fr...

String Of Bombings In Iraq Kill At Least 23, Wound Dozens

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A series of car bombings in Iraq struck five Shiite mosques as worshippers were emerging from Friday prayers, killing at least 23 peop...

Suicide Bomber Kills Iraqi Lawmaker

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber assassinated a Sunni lawmaker in western Iraq on Tuesday, raising tensions in a part of the country that has been roi...

Wave Of Bombings Kills 17 Across Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Insurgents unleashed a new wave of bombings across Iraq early Wednesday targeting security forces and civilians, and killing 17 people and ...

Deadly Baghdad Bus Bomb

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

(Adds background) BAGHDAD, July 10 (Reuters) - A bomb in a bus killed three people and wounded 14 in Baghdad, hospital and police sour...

Suicide Bomber Kills 7 Of His Own Family In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged belt at a gathering of his own family in western Iraq, killing his pro-government cousin an...

Deadly Blasts Target Market, Police Station

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Three bombs planted on motorcycles went off in quick succession near a market and police station in central Iraqi town Friday, killing...

Baghdad Bombs Kill 11 People, Including 4 Teenagers

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Bombs targeting the homes of Shiite cleric and a member of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida killed at least 11 people, including four t...

Bomb Kills 9 Young Soccer Players And Fans In Southern Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

BAGHDAD, June 25 (Reuters) - Nine young soccer players and fans were killed when a bomb exploded near a pitch in southern Iraq, health officials sai...

Deadly Blast Rips Through Baghdad Market

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Two bombs exploded in an open-air market in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 14 people in the latest round of spiraling violence si...

Suicide Bombing Kills 15 At Iraqi Funeral

AP | MAZIN YAHYA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber in Iraq detonated his explosive belt in funeral tent packed with mourners for a Shiite tribal leader Monday, killing ...

Al Qaeda Attacks Shiite Pilgrimage

AP | KAY JOHNSON and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Two car bombs in Iraq's capital killed at least 26 people Saturday on the last day of a Shiite pilgrimage already hit by multiple bomb...