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UN warns of Iraq humanitarian crisis

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 16:35

The UN warns of a "critical humanitarian situation" in Anbar province, as troops prepare for a major assault on al-Qaeda-linked militants in Falluja.
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Iraq in 'deadly strike' on militants

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 21:53

The Iraqi government says it has killed 25 militants in Ramadi in an air strike as it battles al-Qaeda linked militants in Anbar province.
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VIDEO: Fears of sectarian civil war in Iraq

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:16

There are fears in Iraq that the country is once again on the brink of a sectarian war. Some of the heaviest fighting in years is on-going in the west of the country.
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Iraqi government's tough task in Fallujah

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:14

Frank Gardner on whether Iraqi city can be wrested from militants
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Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.
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US speeds up Iraq military support

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US says it is accelerating the supply of military hardware to Iraq as Baghdad prepares to recapture the city of Fallujah from al-Qaeda linked militants.
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Iraq PM urges militants' expulsion

Monday, January 6th 2014, 21:46

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki urges residents of the city of Fallujah to force out insurgents linked to al-Qaeda who have taken control of the city.
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VIDEO: Iraq targets al-Qaeda militants

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 23:06

An Iraqi government operation appears to be under way to retake areas seized in recent days by militants linked to al-Qaeda.
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Residents flee Fallujah amid blitz

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 18:03

Thousands of people flee Fallujah amid intense bombardment by Iraqi government forces, who lost control of the key city to al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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US backs Iraq but will not return

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will help Iraq fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, but not with troops, after the government loses control of key city Fallujah.
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VIDEO: Sunni fighters seize Iraqi city

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 2:01

The Iraq government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 21:20

Iraqi troops have reportedly lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.
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Analysis: Beyond sectarian conflict in Iraq

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:17

Why violence in Anbar province goes beyond sectarian conflict
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Q&A: The fighting in western Iraq

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 19:25

What lies behind the fighting in Anbar province?
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Militants 'still hold Iraq cities'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 16:29

Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda are reportedly still in control of parts of two cities in western Iraq following days of fierce fighting.
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Iraq forces fight militants in Anbar

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 23:02

Heavy clashes are reported between security forces and Sunni militants in the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
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Iraq's 2013 death toll 'hits 8,868'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 17:29

The United Nations says at least 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces were killed in violent attacks across Iraq in 2013.
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Ten die as Iraq clears protest camp

Monday, December 30th 2013, 21:29

At least 10 people are killed in violence as Iraqi security forces dismantle an anti-government protest camp in the city of Ramadi.
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VIDEO: Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 3:22

Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards during a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi.
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Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 15:57

Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards who had opened fire on the officers, police say.
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VIDEO: Life as a tailor in Baghdad

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:49
related places: `Abbas, Baghdad

The BBC has revisited some Baghdad residents, first interviewed three years ago, to see how life has changed - Abbas al Azzawi is a tailor in the capital.
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Iran dissidents 'killed in Iraq'

Friday, December 27th 2013, 1:00
related countries: Iran Iran

A rocket attack kills three members of an Iranian opposition group in Iraq, the group and its parent organisation say.
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US sends missiles and drones to Iraq

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq and is planning a shipment of drones to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials confirm.
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VIDEO: Christian areas in Iraq hit by bombs

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 21:29
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi authorities say 35 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in two bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad.
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Christian areas hit by Baghdad bombs

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 14:04
related places: Baghdad

Two bombs near a Catholic church and a market in Baghdad kill at least 35 people, as Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'I wish I had died with my children'

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 7:53
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Quentin Somerville reports from Baghdad in Iraq where a resurgence of sectarian violence has claimed the lives of thousands of people this year.
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Bomb attack kills officers in Iraq

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 21:08

The commander of an Iraqi army division and other senior officers are killed in a bomb attack during an operation against Islamist militants in Anbar province.
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VIDEO: 'I lost all three sons in bombings'

Friday, December 20th 2013, 10:53
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil meets a father in Baghdad who lost all three of his sons in two separate car bombing incidents
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Suicide bombers target Iraq pilgrims

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 17:25

Shia pilgrims travelling to the Iraqi holy city of Karbala have been targeted in three suicide bomb attacks, with at least 29 people dead.
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Iraq suffers day of deadly violence

Monday, December 16th 2013, 18:15

Iraq suffers one of its bloodiest days in recent months as a wave of attacks kills more than 70 people, many of them pilgrims.
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Iraq pipeline attack kills Iranians

Friday, December 13th 2013, 21:21
related places: Baghdad

Eighteen gas pipeline workers, most of them Iranians, have been shot dead in an attack north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq cafe car bomb kills many

Monday, December 9th 2013, 15:12

A car bomb near a cafe in central Iraq kills at least 11, officials say, while eight more people die in unrelated attacks in and around Baghdad.
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Attacks across Iraq leave 20 dead

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 17:44

At least 20 people have been killed in violence across Iraq, officials say, including a suicide bomb attack on a government compound in Tarmiya.
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Suicide bomber hits funeral in Iraq

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 8:54

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Iraq on the funeral procession of a Sunni tribal leader, police say.
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Eighteen abducted Iraqis found dead

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:51
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 18 people are found near a town north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, hours after they were abducted from their homes, police say.
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First British bank opens in Iraq

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
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Iraq shootings and bombings kill 33

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:52

A series of shootings and bombings have left at least 33 people dead across Iraq, officials say, including nine in the western city of Ramadi.
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Deadly blasts hit Iraqi cities

Monday, November 25th 2013, 19:29
related places: Baghdad

At least 27 people are killed and dozens more injured in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, officials say.
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In pictures: Women at risk in Iraq

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:49

Images of victims of abuse in Iraq shine light on domestic violence
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Fresh attacks across Iraq kill nine

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 12:01
related places: Baghdad, Mosul

At least nine people have been killed in a series of bombings and shootings around Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul, officials say.
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Mortar bombs land in Saudi desert

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:40
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Iraq investigate an incident in which six mortar bombs landed in a remote area of Saudi Arabia near the border with Iraq and Kuwait.
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Dozens killed in Iraq car bombing

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:29
related places: Baghdad

At least 25 people are killed in a car bomb attack north-east of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Baghdad struck by deadly bomb blasts

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:55
related places: Baghdad

At least 29 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in mostly Shia districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials and medics say.
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Bombs strike Iraqi Shia processions

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:38
related places: Baghdad

Attacks targeting Shia Muslims on the festival of Ashura kill at least 41 people across Iraq, with the worst of the violence in Diyala province.
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Shia pilgrims killed in Iraq attacks

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 18:52

A string of bomb attacks in Iraq targeting Shia pilgrims and police kills at least 20 people and injures dozens others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Life on the streets of Baghdad

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 1:06
related places: Baghdad

The BBC spoke to two people working on the streets of Baghdad - photographer Raad Mohammed and newspaper seller Waleed Arafat - about life in the capital.
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Analysis: Maliki bolsters Iraq re-election chances

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 1:03

Can Nouri Maliki prevail in Iraq’s 2014 elections?
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US archivist who saved Iraqi Jewish past

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

The US archivist who rescued Iraq's Jewish history
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Attacks on Iraq army base kill 16

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 22:18
related places: Baghdad

Two suicide bombings leave at least 16 people dead at a military base north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Violence in Iraq sparks new sectarian displacement

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 16:19

Violence in Iraq sparks new sectarian displacement
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Who in US is to blame for Iraq fiasco?

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

Who is to blame for Iraq fiasco - US civilians or generals?
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Obama: Iraq al-Qaeda 'more active'

Friday, November 1st 2013, 22:21
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki discuss how to "push back" a resurgent al-Qaeda in the country.
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Picking up pieces in Iraq after US war

Friday, November 1st 2013, 14:25
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Paul Danahar says the US has left Iraq broken
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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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