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Shiite Militants

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...

US strike takes out suspected militant hideout in Sadr City

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military fired guided missiles into the heart of Baghdad's teeming Sadr City slum on Saturday, leveling a building 55 yards a...

Iraq Violence Continues As Death Toll Nears 300

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A strict curfew was extended indefinitely in the Iraqi capital Sunday as the death toll mounted from clashes between government troops and Shiite Musl...

Iraq Reconciliation Talks Hit By Walkouts

Reuters | Waleed Ibrahim and Mohammed Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A conference to reconcile Iraq's warring political groups began to unravel even before it got under way on Tuesday, with the main Sunni Muslim Arab bl...

Shiites Released In Once-Praised Case Over Sunni Deaths

Washington Post | Amit R. Paley and Zaid Sabah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two former high-ranking Shiite government officials charged with kidnapping and killing scores of Sunnis were ordered released Monday after prosecutor...

Attacks Imperil U.S.-Backed Militias in Iraq

NY Times | SOLOMON MOORE and RICHARD A. OPPEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American-backed Sunni militias who have fought Sunni extremists to a standstill in some of Iraq's bloodiest battlegrounds are being hit with a wave of...

68 Lost In Continued Violence During Shiite Holiday

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of frenzied Shiites beat their heads and chests in unison and whipped themselves with chains Saturday across Iraq to honor the m...

Sadr Followers Protest Iraq Bombings

Associated Press | Bradley Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of followers of a radical cleric took to Baghdad's streets after Friday prayers to protest a triple car bombing in one of their southern str...

US Blames Iran-Backed Militants For Deadly Baghdad Market Bombing

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. military on Saturday blamed the deadly bombing of a pet market in Baghdad on Iranian-backed Shiite militants, raising concerns that escalatin...