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Iraq Sectarian Violence

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

A Wave Of Violence Sweeps Iraq

Posted 12.17.2013 | World

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Attacks Across Iraq Kill At Least 31

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A string of bombings in mostly Shiite-majority cities across Iraq on Sunday killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, ...

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...

Iraq Funeral Bombing, Other Attacks Kill 62

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning fami...

Dozens Killed In Mosque Bombing As Sectarian Violence Persists In Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A bomb hidden inside an air conditioner exploded Friday at a Sunni mosque packed with worshippers northeast of Baghdad, the deadliest ...

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...

Blast Kill At Least 19 North Of Baghdad

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide attacker and a car bombing killed at least 19 people and wounded 38 in separate attacks Friday targeting Shiites north of Ba...

Wave Of Bloodshed Targeting Shiites Leaves 113 Dead

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

A bombing on Baghdad's southern outskirts killed seven people Wednesday, the latest in a three-day wave of bloodshed targeting Shiite Muslims that has...

Bloody Day In Iraq Leaves At Least 56 Dead

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Insurgents unleashed a new wave of attacks on Tuesday in Iraq, killing at least 49 people, officials said, the latest in a surge in vi...

String Of Attacks Kills 25 In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Three attacks north of Baghdad Monday killed 25 people, including members of a Sunni militia that fights al-Qaida, officials said, in ...

Iraqi Bomb Hits Minibus Full Of Shiite Pilgrims, At Least 3 Dead

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of demonstrators complaining about lack of security in an ethnically disputed northern ...

Series Of Bomb Attacks In Iraq Kills At Least 42

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A series of evening bombings near markets in and around Baghdad and other blasts north of the capital killed at least 42 people and wo...

Wave Of Bombings Leaves Dozens Dead In Iraq

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombings rocked central and northern Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and extending the deadliest eruption of ...

Sectarian Violence Comes Back To Life In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | World

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) - Saddled with Middle East problems ranging from Iran to Syria and beyond, President Ba...

Bloody Day In Iraq Leaves At Least 76 Dead

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.17.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombs ripped through Sunni areas in Baghdad and surrounding areas Friday, killing at least 76 people in the deadliest day in Iraq in m...

Bomb Near Iraqi Mosque Kills 3 Sunni Worshippers

AP | BY SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a bomb explosion near a Sunni mosque near Baghdad has killed three worshippers and wounded seven. Police say that...

Eline Gordts

Why Violence In Iraq Made Last Month The Deadliest In Half A Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

With more than 700 people killed in just 30 days, April was the deadliest month in Iraq in five years. According to the United Nations Mission in the ...

'Mission Accomplished'? Iraq Violence Claims 460 Lives In April

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, with 460 people killed according to a AFP figures, raising fears of a return to the all-out sectarian conflict...

Fighting Between Iraqi Army, Tribesmen Leaves 38 Dead

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — With Sunni gunmen beginning to confront the Shiite-led government's security forces head-on in northern and western Iraq, fears are gr...

Iraqi-American: War CREATED Sectarian Divide In Iraq

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Communications Director Raed Jarrar joins Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to talk about America creating a sectarian di...

Iraqi Sunnis Protest Amid Al Qaeda Calls To Arms

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Sunni protesters blocked a major highway in western Iraq on Friday, as an al-Qaida-affiliated group called on Sun...

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 ...

Blistering String Of Attacks Kills More Than 90

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials said Friday that a blistering string of attacks across the country the previous day killed at least 93 people and woun...

String Of Attacks Leaves At Least 10 Dead In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- A string of insurgent attacks, including a car bomb targeting a Shiite mosque, killed 10 people in Iraq on Friday, officials said. The str...