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Iraq Violence

UN: 300,000 In Iraq Became Refugees This Week

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says Iraq's refugee population has increased by almost 800,000 this year as the government struggles against r...

UN: Reports Of Executions, Rapes And Kidnappings In Mosul

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people were killed, many of them summarily executed, after Sunni Islamist milita...

Militants Vow To March On Baghdad

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.13.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic militants who seized cities and towns vowed Thursday to march on Baghdad to settle old scores, joined by Saddam Hussein-era l...

Militants Seize Government Headquarters In Mosul

AP | By SAMEER N. YACOUB and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq's eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, se...

Bombings Target Kurdish Offices In Iraq, Killing 33

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A double bombing tore through Kurdish political party offices in northern Iraq in the deadliest of a series of attacks nationwide tha...

Iraqi Militants Storm University, Take Students Hostage

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants stormed a university filled with hundreds of students in Iraq's restive Anbar province Saturday, briefly taking students ho...

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...

Thousands Flee Iraq Gov't Assault On Rebel-Held Falluja

Reuters | Ned Parker, Isra' al-Rubei'i and Raheem Salman | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, May 16 (Reuters) - Thousands of civilians have fled Falluja since last week after the Iraqi military intensified shelling in a new bid to c...

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...

Militants Kill 20 Troops Overnight In Iraq

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants in Iraq launched an audacious attack on a military barracks in a remote area in the country's north and killed 20 troops ov...

Baghdad Gripped By Fear On Eve Of Elections

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Blast barrier walls topped with barbed wire snake across the Iraqi capital, encircling government buildings like a fortress and enshr...

Iraq: Militants Accidentally Set Off Own Car Bomb, At Least 21 Dead

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 04.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say militants accidentally set off their own car bomb at a training camp north of Baghdad, leaving 21 of their number...

Day Of Car Bombings Kill At Least 23 Across Baghdad

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — A new series of car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 23 people, officials said, as Iraq's Shiite-led governme...

Denial on the Euphrates

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

But was it worth all the American blood and treasure, and the many more numerous Iraqi casualties? One can only conclude that some of the officials involved remain in a state of denial.

Iraq's Staggering Death Toll In January

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations said Saturday that at least 733 Iraqis were killed during violence in January, even when leaving out casualties fr...

18 Dead After Militants Storm Iraq Gov't Office

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Six suicide bombers burst into an Iraqi ministry building, took hostages and killed at least 18 people including themselve...

Militants Storm Government Office In Baghdad

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen and suicide bombers staged a brazen assault on a government building in Baghdad on Thursday, officials said, killing two peopl...

Iraq Launches Offensive Against Al Qaeda

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaida militants from a provincial ...

14 Men Abducted, Killed By Gunmen Wearing Military Uniforms In Iraq

The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Members of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq handed out pamphlets in Fallujah on Thursday, urging people to take up arms and back them in the...

The Middle East and North Africa: Cauldron of Conflict

James Dorsey | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
James Dorsey

It is becoming increasingly clear that the hopes in 2011 of a new dawn sparked by the toppling of autocratic leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen were little more than pie in the sky. Nevertheless, the genie of inevitable change has been let out of the bottle.

Dismembering Iraq

Allan Topol | Posted 03.16.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The United States made a great effort to leave behind a viable nation of Iraq. Unfortunately, two recent events demonstrate that it's now disintegrating.

Fierce Clashes Rage Between Iraqi Troops And Militants

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Fierce clashes erupted Friday between Iraqi special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants in a village in the embattled western Anbar ...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

Fierce Clashes Between Iraqi Army And Militants Near Fallujah

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least four people as government troops continue their siege of two cities overrun by al-...

Iraqis Battle Militant Uprisings In 2 Sunni Cities

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Under siege by government forces, al-Qaida militants tried to strengthen their hold on two of Iraq's main Sunni cities Friday, tellin...