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VIDEO: Iraq's 'damaged generation'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 7:48

Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the dramatically increased levels of violence in Iraq, with schools not immune to attacks on public places.
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Iraq is hit by wave of bombings

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 10:57

Three separate bombings targeting Iraqi government forces and an allied militia have killed at least 20 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Where children are taught to fear ground

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 20:23

Psychological trauma is increasing being seen in Iraqi children because of a rise in the number of explosions and shootings in the country.
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Baghdad bomb blasts pile pressure on Iraq leaders

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 14:15
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad bombings raise Shia-Sunni tensions
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VIDEO: Iraq's rising violence in 90 seconds

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 9:46

BBC News examines the reasons for the increase in deadly attacks in Iraq and looks at what challenges lie ahead for the country.
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VIDEO: Dozens die in Baghdad car bombs

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 18:17
related places: Baghdad

At least 39 people are killed in a wave of car bomb attacks around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Car bombs cause Baghdad carnage

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 13:21
related places: Baghdad

Dozens of people are killed in car bombings in Baghdad and Mosul, security officials say, as Iraq endures its most violent period since 2008.
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Syria: Kurds seize border crossing

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Kurdish fighters in north-eastern Syria seize control of an important border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebel groups.
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Police killed in west Iraq attacks

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:13

At least 19 policemen and three civilians have been killed in a series of attacks overnight in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, officials say.
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Baghdad cafe hit by suicide bombing

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 18:18
related places: Baghdad

At least 37 people are killed and more than 40 injured by a suicide bombing at a Baghdad cafe in a mainly Shia district, Iraqi officials say.
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Suicide bombers hit Iraqi officials

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 10:20

Five suicide bombers have attacked government buildings in north-west Iraq killing five people, while six people have died in another suicide attack, police say.
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VIDEO: Inside Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 8:12
related countries: Syria Syria

An increasing number of Syrian Kurdish refugees are heading to Iraqi Kurdistan as fighting between Kurds and jihadist groups in northern Syria intensifies.
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Bomb blasts kill dozens in Iraq

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:30

More than 60 people are killed in a series of bomb blasts in Iraq at the end of the Eid al-Adha holiday, with dozens more injured.
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Iraq war 'left half a million dead'

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

About half a million people died in Iraq as a result of war-related causes between the US-led invasion in 2003 and mid-2011, an academic study suggests.
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Deadly blast hits Kirkuk mosque

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 9:43
related places: Kirkuk

A bomb targeting a Sunni mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk kills at least 12 people, amid an upsurge in sectarian violence.
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UN urges Iraq to halt executions

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:53

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Iraq to halt all executions, calling the deaths of 42 people this week "obscene and inhumane".
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Iraq hit by series of deadly blasts

Monday, October 7th 2013, 18:07
related places: Baghdad

At least 22 people are killed and dozens injured in a series of explosions across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, police say.
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Iraq bomber hits schoolchildren

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 15:44

A suicide bomber attacks a primary school in northern Iraq, killing at least 12 children and their headmaster, police and medics say.
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Attack kills dozens of Iraq pilgrims

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 21:25
related places: Baghdad

Dozens die and many more are injured in an attack on Shia pilgrims in Baghdad, amid a fresh round of violence across Iraq.
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Analysis: Iraq’s never-ending security crisis

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 4:56

Examining the surge in sectarian violence in Iraq
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PUK third in Iraqi Kurdistan polls

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:44

An opposition group comes second in the parliamentary elections in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, beating one of the two ruling parties.
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Iraq violence kills 979 in September

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:36

Almost 1,000 people were killed and more than 2,000 wounded in Iraq in September, the UN says, one of the highest monthly deaths tolls in years.
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Stones and apples thrown at university reformer

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 23:15

A harsh reception for a would-be reformer in Iraqi Kurdistan
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Deadly car bombs strike Baghdad

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:25
related places: Baghdad

Dozens of people are killed and many more injured as car bombs explode in several districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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Rare violence strikes Irbil in Iraq

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 17:39

Explosions rock Irbil, the normally stable capital of Iraq's autonomous province of Kurdistan, killing six security service personnel.
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Deadly blasts hit Baghdad markets

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 13:35
related places: Baghdad

At least 23 people are killed in bomb blasts targeting markets in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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More than 60 killed at Iraq funeral

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 20:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 60 people have been killed and 120 injured at a funeral in the mainly Shia Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Iraq's Kurds focus on autonomy

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 4:08

Iraq's Kurds put autonomy ahead of independence
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Rebels agree truce in Syrian town

Friday, September 20th 2013, 11:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The Free Syrian Army and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria agree a ceasefire in the town of Azaz, after days of fighting.
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Blasts strike Sunni mosque in Iraq

Friday, September 20th 2013, 11:41
related places: Baghdad

At least 15 people died after two bombs detonated inside a Sunni mosque north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad during Friday prayers, officials say.
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Fresh wave of bombs hits Iraq cities

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 16:22

A fresh wave of bombs hits Iraq cities killing more than 40 people in predominantly Shia areas as a spike in violence shows no sign of abating.
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Iraq bomb attack strikes funeral

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 14:40

A suicide bomber detonates explosives at a funeral in northern Iraq, killing more than 20 people and wounding scores, officials say.
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Deadly bomb attack on Iraqi mosque

Friday, September 13th 2013, 14:26

At least 30 people have been killed in a bomb attack on a Sunni mosque on the outskirts of the central Iraqi city of Baquba, officials say.
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Deadly attack near Iraq Shia mosque

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 19:28
related places: Baghdad

Two explosions near a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad have killed at least 35 people, officials say.
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America's oldest ally in from the cold

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:01
related countries: France France, United States United States

How US and France healed wounds inflicted by Iraq
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Blair: Iraq made UK timid over Syria

Friday, September 6th 2013, 10:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tony Blair says the aftermath of the Iraq war made the UK "hesitant" to intervene in Syria - and criticises Ed Miliband for voting against the government.
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Deadly attack on Shia family in Iraq

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 11:09
related places: Baghdad

An attack on a Shia family living near Baghdad has left at least 16 people dead, Iraqi officials say.
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Deadly bombs hit Baghdad Shia areas

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 23:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 60 people are killed in a series of car bomb attacks and shootings in mainly Shia districts of Iraq's capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Soldiers before Iraqi deaths inquiry

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 9:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

British soldiers have begun giving evidence at a public inquiry into claims Iraqi detainees were mistreated and unlawfully killed in 2004 after a notorious battle.
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Deadly clashes at Iran exile camp

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 23:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Violence erupts at an Iraqi camp for dissident Iranians, who blame Iraqi forces for the reported deaths of dozens of residents.
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VIDEO: Sectarian tensions rise in Iraq

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 3:51

A string of bomb attacks in Iraq has left scores of people dead in the past week, prompting fears that sectarian tensions are spiralling out of control.
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Iraq car bomb 'kills 16' at market

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 19:08
related places: Samarra'

At least 16 people were killed in a car bomb attack on a market in the Iraqi city of Samarra, officials say.
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Baghdad hit by deadly bombings

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 20:28
related places: Baghdad

A series of bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has killed at least 68 people and wounded dozens more, police and medical sources say.
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VIDEO: Baghdad hit by deadly bombings

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 10:14
related places: Baghdad

A series of co-ordinated bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens more, police and medical sources have said.
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Iraq suffers wave of bomb attacks

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 21:32

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 46 people, police and medical sources say, with the deadliest blasts in Baquba and Baghdad.
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Suicide bomb hits busy Baghdad park

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 21:15
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 25 people and wounds dozens in Baghdad, amid a fresh surge of violence across Iraq.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees in 'exodus'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of refugees from Syria are crossing the border into Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Syria refugees flood Iraqi Kurdistan

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 18:31
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands pour over Syria's border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN says, in one of the biggest waves of refugees in the Syrian conflict.
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VIDEO: 'Chaotic' scenes at Syria border

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands pour over Syria's border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN says, in one of the biggest waves of refugees in the Syrian conflict.
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VIDEO: Thousands of refugees leave Syria

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 12:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.
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How Baghdad attack put UN aid missions at risk

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 0:37

How Baghdad deaths changed UN policy on aid missions
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Wave of deadly bombings hits Baghdad

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:17
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed and scores more wounded in Baghdad in the latest series of bombings to hit Iraq, officials say.
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Iraqi city hit by double bombing

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 21:04
related places: Baghdad

Two bombs have exploded in the Iraqi city of Baquba, north-east of the capital Baghdad, killing at least 14 people, police say.
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Deadly bomb attack hits Iraq cafe

Monday, August 12th 2013, 18:42
related places: Balad

A suicide bomb at a cafe in the central Iraq town of Balad leaves at least 16 people dead and wounds another 35, officials say.
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VIDEO: US condemns Iraq Eid attacks

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 13:10
related countries: United States United States

The US condemns the latest bombings and shootings in Iraq in which more than 60 people were killed during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
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US condemns Iraq Eid attacks

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 8:29
related countries: United States United States

The US condemns the latest bombings and shootings in Iraq in which more than 60 people were killed during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
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Deadly Eid bomb attacks strike Iraq

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 4:56
related places: Baghdad

Bombers strike in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq during celebrations for the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan, killing dozens.
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VIDEO: Deadly Eid blasts strike Iraq

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 0:23

More than 60 people are reported to have been killed in a wave of bomb attacks in Iraq, as people celebrated the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.
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Iraq's uncertain future amid wave of violence

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 17:30

Iraq's uncertain future amid wave of violence
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Iraqi Kurd leader in Syria warning

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria

The president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region threatens to intervene to defend the Kurdish population caught up in Syria's unrest.
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VIDEO: Iraq tension raises civil war fear

Friday, August 9th 2013, 6:59

More than 1,000 people died in attacks across Iraq during July, making it the bloodiest month in years and prompting concerns that the country is heading for civil war.
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Baghdad rocked by car bombings

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 21:09

A series of car bombs in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad leaves at least 41 dead, the latest round in a wave of violence this year.
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'Over 1,000' killed in Iraq in July

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 12:26
related places: Baghdad

Casualty figures released by the United Nations mission in Baghdad suggest 1,057 Iraqis were killed in July, making it the deadliest month in years.
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Wave of deadly car bombs hits Iraq

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:13
related places: Baghdad

A wave of car bombs hit the capital, Baghdad, and other areas, killing at least 51 people in mostly Shia areas, officials say.
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Suicide bomber kills police in Iraq

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 8:13

A suicide bomber kills eight Kurdish police in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after targeting a convoy, local officials say.
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Dozens dead in violence across Iraq

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 21:04
related places: Baghdad

At least 31 people are killed in another wave of violence across Iraq, officials say, most in a blast at a cafe and in shootings at a fake roadblock.
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Policemen killed in Iraq attack

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:27
related places: Mosul

Gunmen open fire on a police headquarters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing nine police officers, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda claims Iraq mass jailbreaks

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 15:48

Al-Qaeda has said it was behind deadly raids on two Iraqi jails, which freed hundreds of inmates, including senior leaders of the militant group.
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AUDIO: Iraq jailbreak 'could lead to war'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 7:19
related places: Baghdad

Sharmine Narwani and Rami Ruhayem analyse the news that hundreds of inmates have escaped from two Iraqi prisons after gunmen stormed two jails near Baghdad.
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