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Iraq Terror

A Staggering Reminder That Deadly Violence Is An Epidemic In Baghdad

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology

Twin car bombings left more than 200 people dead in Baghdad on Sunday in a busy shopping district of the Iraqi capital. The self-described Islamic St...

Islamic State Threatens To Attack Americans In New Video

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | Home

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...

'Mission Accomplished' Reversed: Iraq Is the New Afghanistan

Clemens Wergin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
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 | Home

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

Agence France Presse | KERRY SHERIDAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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

Deadly Baghdad Bus Bomb

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home

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

Bomb Kills 9 Young Soccer Players And Fans In Southern Iraq

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home

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...