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Officials: Deadly Explosion In Baghdad's Sadr City

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital...

Wave Of Car Bomb Attacks Hit Baghdad

AP | By SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of car bombings in Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 34 people and sending thick, black smoke into the Bag...

Baghdad Bombings Claim Dozens Of Lives

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Car bomb blasts and other explosions tore through mainly Shiite districts around Baghdad during morning rush hour Wednesday in a day o...

Wave Of Car Bomb Attacks Hit Baghdad

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than a dozen explosions, mainly from car bombs, ripped through marketplaces, parking lots, a cafe and rush-hour crowds in Iraq o...

Baghdad Bombings Kill 12 Civilians

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — The first group of exiles from an Iranian opposition group have moved to Albania from a former U.S. military base near Baghdad as part...

Wave Of Bombing Attacks Kill 93 In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A startling spasm of violence shook more than a dozen Iraqi cities Monday, killing over 100 people in coordinated bombings and shooti...

Bombs Hit Busy Bird Market

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Three bombs struck near simultaneously at a busy bird market in eastern Baghdad on Friday morning, killing five people and wounding do...

Wave Of Car Bombings Kill 14 In Baghdad

AP | By SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A wave of car bombings hit the Iraq capital on Tuesday, killing 14 people and wounding more than 70 as violence surges in the country amid ...

BLOODY THURSDAY: Iraq Bombings Kill Dozens

Posted 03.05.2012 | World

(Reuters) - Bomb attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Iraq killed at least 73 people and wounded scores on Thursday, police and hospital sour...

Day After Major Suicide Bombing, Twin Bombings Kill Another 17 In Sadr City

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Two explosions in a Shiite neighborhood of eastern Baghdad killed 17 people and wounded around 50 others Thursday night, Iraqi officia...

Sadrist politician blames Maliki for recent Baghdad blasts

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A prominent Shia politician from the Sadrist political bloc has blamed the Iraqi government for failing to protect religious sites in Baghdad followin...

Iraq: Stop Killings for Homosexual Conduct

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The killings -- committed without evidence or trial, on the basis of prejudice and whim -- violate standards in Sharia law for legality, proof, and privacy.

Bomb Kills 7 In Southwest Baghdad

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The bombing of a Baghdad bus station Thursday pushed the death toll from a weeklong series of blasts near Shiite targets to about 200,...

US-Funded Effort To Win Over Sadr City Residents

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Hundreds of women in black abayas crowd outdoor food markets, snapping up groceries and fresh vegetables. Stores are open again. Child...

Thousands Of Iraqi Troops Flood Into Sadr City

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Some 10,000 Iraqi troops fanned out in Baghdad's Sadr City on Tuesday, taking positions on main roads, rooftops and near hospitals in ...

Cease-fire reported with Iraqi militants in Sadr City

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Shiite groups brokered a reported cease-fire Saturday with militants fighting U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baghdad's Sadr City as the coun...

Iraqi Military Orders Sadr City Residents To Evacuate

McClatchy | Leila Fadel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraqi security forces, after more than of 40 days of intense fighting, on Thursday told residents to evacuate their homes in the northeast Shiite slum...

Airstrike kills 4 in Basra, 2 die in Sadr City clashes

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Clashes with Shiite militiamen flared in two cities Wednesday as a U.S. drone fired two missiles in Basra and U.S.-backed Iraqi troops...

US GIs in Iraq Suffer Worst Week of '08

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clash...

Fighting Erupts In Baghdad After Week Of Relative Calm

Reuters | Wisam Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twenty-two people were killed and 55 wounded in clashes in Baghdad, police said on Sunday, the worst eruption of violence in the capital since Shi'ite...

Poll: Civilian Toll In Iraq Could Top 1 Million

Los Angeles Times | Tina Susman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A car bomb blew up in the capital's Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Sadr City on Thursday, killing at least four people, as a new survey suggested that ...