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Iraq Deaths

U.N. Says Violence In Iraq Killed 799 In May Alone

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence has claimed the lives of 799 Iraqis in May, the highest monthly death toll so far this year, the United Nations said on Sund...

UN: Iraq Sees Highest Annual Death Toll In Years

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Wednesday that violence claimed the lives of 7,818 civilians in Iraq in 2013, the highest annual death toll i...

Joshua Hersh

There's So Much Violence In Iraq The Tragedy Has Become Easy To Ignore

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In late November, Prashant Rao, the Baghdad bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, found himself with a terrible, familiar problem. The daily story he...

UN: Over 800 People Killed In Iraq In August

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one...

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...

Iraq Sees Highest Monthly Death Toll In Years

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure tha...

More Than 500 Iraqis Killed So Far In May

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq has killed more than 500 people in May, AFP figures showed on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain a wave of unrest that has ...

Mourning the Children, Here and There

John Tirman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
John Tirman

As the father of a child, I find the Newtown massacre deeply disturbing and I hope it moves Obama to stand up to the NRA bullies. But the president has shown no such reluctance to pursue practices that result in the killing of innocent children in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.

Roadside Bomb Blast Kills 5 In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.22.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Five Iraqi soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb explosion north of Baghdad on Saturday, Iraqi officials said, as suspected Sunni mi...

U.S. Military Recovers Remains Of Last Soldier Missing In Iraq

McClatchy DC | Posted 04.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT - The U.S. military has recovered the remains of the last U.S. service member missing in Iraq, ending a nearly six-year ordeal involving shadow...

Wave Of Violence Kills Dozens In Iraq

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and HAMID AHMED | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A relentless barrage of bombings killed 63 people Monday in the most sweeping and coordinated attack Iraq has seen in over a year, str...

Americans are Still Dying in Iraq...Starting with Brandon Maggart

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

You would think with all the hoopla surrounding the end of the U.S. "combat mission" in Iraq that Americans are no longer fighting a war there. Unfortunately, the reality is much different. Americans are still being killed in Iraq.

85,000 Iraqis Killed 2004-2008

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- At least 85,000 people lost their lives from 2004 to 2008 in Iraq's violence, according to the first official report by the Iraqi governmen...

Iraq Civilian Deaths Are Highest Since April

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (Reuters) The number of civilians recorded killed in violence in Iraq shot up to 393 in August, its highest level since April, after a spate ...

If Love Could Have Saved Him He Would Not Have Died

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Terry Barnich volunteered to serve his country. He went to Iraq. Not as a soldier, but as part of the State Department, to help Iraq become a successful democracy.

Steven Hutchison: 60-Year-Old US Soldier Oldest Killed In Iraq

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX — A 60-year-old Vietnam War veteran killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has become the oldest Army soldier to die in that conflict, the mi...

After the White House: A Retirement Plan for President Bush

Dr. Stephen Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Stephen Forman

As President Bush leaves the White House and returns to Texas, we can only hope for him what we want for ourselves; to learn from our mistakes and to do good in the world with the time.

The 3,999th Was Important, Too

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media, it has been amply shown, has dropped off in its coverage of the war -- studies prove it, war correspondents lament it -- and we've all noticed it.

New Iraq War Plan: High Troop Levels Through 2008

New York Times | STEVEN LEE MYERS and THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Troop levels in Iraq would remain nearly the same through 2008 as at any time during five years of war, under plans presented to President Bush on Mon...

Cheney On 4,000 Dead Americans: They Volunteered

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wrapping up a nine-day overseas trip to Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney was asked, in an exclusive interview with ABC News, about the effect on the n...

Bush Sympathetic As War Toll Hits 4,000

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Marking a grim milestone, a determined President Bush declared Monday the lives of 4,000 U.S. military men and women who have died ...

Over 40 Killed in Attacks in Iraq

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five...

4000 US Soldiers Killed In Iraq

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The death toll for U.S. solders in Iraq has reached 4000: The overall U.S. death toll in Iraq rose to 4,000 after four soldiers were killed in a road...

US Nears 4,000 Dead in Iraq

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Sometime soon, the U.S. military will suffer the 4,000th death of the war in Iraq. When the 1,000th American died in September 2004, ...