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News: Iraq

We have started to collect the most important news related to Iraq in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Iraq: news

US Iraqi police funding condemned

Monday, October 24th 2011, 10:32
related countries: United States United States

A US government watchdog harshly criticises a programme to train Iraqi police, saying it could become a "bottomless pit" for American money.
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Turkish forces 'kill 49 rebels'

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 20:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces kill at least 49 Kurdish militants in an offensive launched after 24 soldiers died in attacks near the Iraqi border.
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Obama: All US troops leaving Iraq

Friday, October 21st 2011, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

All US troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year, President Obama announces, bringing to an end a nine-year military campaign there.
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Turkey steps up offensive in Iraq

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 13:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Some 10,000 Turkish soldiers are taking part in a military offensive in northern Iraq and south-east Turkey, following a deadly attack by Kurdish rebels.
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VIDEO: Turkish president condemns troop attack

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops are reported to have pursued Kurdish rebels into northern Iraq, following overnight attacks which killed at least 24 Turkish soldiers and injured many others.
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Turkey pursues rebels into Iraq

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 13:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish troops are pursuing Kurdish rebels into northern Iraq after overnight rebel attacks in which at least 24 Turkish soldiers died.
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Iran pours scorn on Saudi 'plot'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Iran's President Ahmadinejad says US allegations of a plot to assassinate a Saudi envoy are as false as its claims were about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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Judge dismisses Hurt Locker case

Friday, October 14th 2011, 7:46

An Iraq war veteran who claimed The Hurt Locker was based on his own experiences has his court case dismissed by a judge.
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Bomb blasts hit Iraq's Sadr City

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 20:07
related places: Baghdad

Two bombs in Baghdad's predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City have killed at least 16 people, Iraqi security officials say.
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Bomb attacks hit Baghdad police

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 13:48
related places: Baghdad

At least 28 people are killed in a string of car bomb attacks around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, say security officials.
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Baghdad rocked by deadly blasts

Monday, October 10th 2011, 19:15
related places: Baghdad

Three explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leave at least nine people dead and about 20 wounded, security officials say.
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US demands troop immunity in Iraq

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 21:06
related countries: United States United States

US defence secretary Leon Panetta insists that any US troops remaining in Iraq after 2011 must remain immune from prosecution.
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Third of veterans don't back wars

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 20:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A third of post-9/11 veterans in the US say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, according to an opinion poll.
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Nine deaths in Iraq police siege

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 14:47

An attack by insurgents on a local government compound in western Iraq leaves at least nine people dead, including three hostages.
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Blast kills 17 at Iraqi funeral

Friday, September 30th 2011, 21:01

At least 17 people die and many are wounded in a car-bomb attack at a funeral ceremony near the central Iraqi city of Hilla, officials say.
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Iraq to buy US F-16 fighter jets

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Iraq makes the first payment in a deal to buy 18 US F-16 fighter jets which officials say is aimed at securing air sovereignty after US troops leave.
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VIDEO: Man who devotes life to defusing mines

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 6:08

Hushyar Ali has devoted his life to defusing thousands of explosives in his home region of Halabja in Iraq.
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Hikers freed by Iran return to US

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 22:10
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Two Americans return home after spending more than two years in an Iranian jail on spying charges for allegedly crossing the border from Iraq.
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Karbala hit by fatal bomb blasts

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 13:58
related places: Karbala'

At least 10 people have died and nearly 100 wounded after multiple bomb blasts at a government office in the Iraqi city of Karbala.
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Attacks hit Iraqi security forces

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 12:51

Separate bomb attacks and a shooting at a police checkpoint leave at least 17 people dead and dozens wounded in Iraq, officials say.
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Shia pilgrims shot dead in Iraq

Monday, September 12th 2011, 23:05
related countries: Syria Syria

A group of 22 Shia pilgrims travelling on a bus to Syria have been found shot dead in Iraq's western Anbar province, say Iraqi officials.
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Blair criticises Iran and Syria

Friday, September 9th 2011, 2:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran, Syria Syria

Ex-PM Tony Blair blames Iran for prolonging conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and urges the international community to put pressure on Syria.
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Army abuse 'must not be repeated'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Events leading to the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa in British army custody should never be allowed to happen again, David Cameron said, after the publication of a report into the incident.
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Army abuse of Iraqi 'appalling'

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 14:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa died after suffering "gratuitous violence" in a "very serious breach of discipline" by UK soldiers, an inquiry finds.
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First month without US Iraq death

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 9:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

August was the first month since the US-led invasion in 2003 that no US soldiers were killed in Iraq, the latest casualty figures show.
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US 'wasted $30bn on contracts'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 22:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US government wasted $30bn (£18bn) in contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade, a bi-partisan spending commission finds.
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Turkey strikes 'killed 160 rebels'

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A campaign of air strikes by Turkey's military last week targeted Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq and killed up to 160 fighters, military officials say.
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Suicide attack at Baghdad mosque

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 20:25
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills at least 28 people and wounds at least 30 more inside a Sunni mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, local officials say.
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Army 'cleared' of torture regime

Sunday, August 28th 2011, 14:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inquiry into the death in Basra of an Iraqi in British custody will clear the Army of systematic torture but criticise individual soldiers, it is reported.
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Police targeted in Iraq violence

Friday, August 26th 2011, 0:17

At least 13 people are killed in a series of separate attacks across Iraq, including a suicide bomb attack near a Shia mosque in Basra.
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Turkey reports heavy PKK losses

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:41
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has killed up to 100 Kurdish rebels in strikes on northern Iraq - but rebels confirm only a fraction of the deaths.
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Turkey jets in new strikes on PKK

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 21:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes hit separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq for the second night following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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Turkish planes attack PKK bases

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 14:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish aircraft bombard separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq following an earlier attack that killed nine Turkish troops.
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Wave of violence hits Iraq cities

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:19

At least 60 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, with the deadliest taking place in the south-eastern Iraqi city of Kut.
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VIDEO: Wave of bomb attacks hit Iraqi cities

Monday, August 15th 2011, 17:08

A series of bomb attacks has hit several Iraqi cities, killing more than 60 people.
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VIDEO: Iraqi children abandon school for work

Monday, August 15th 2011, 11:20

The number of children abandoning school for work is on the increase in Iraq.
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'US torture' men can sue Rumsfeld

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

Two former US security contractors may sue a former US defence secretary for his role in their alleged torture in Iraq by US troops, a court rules.
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Abu Ghraib abuse ringleader freed

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 21:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Charles Graner, ringleader of the US military guards who photographed their abuse of inmates at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib jail, is released from prison.
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Iraq contractor can sue Rumsfeld

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 1:31
related countries: United States United States

A US federal judge rules a former American military contractor who says he was tortured in Iraq can sue former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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Deadly bombings in western Iraq

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 22:49

Two bombs explode in quick succession in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing at least seven and injuring 13, officials say.
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Iraq 'more deadly' than year ago

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 15:18
related countries: United States United States

A top US adviser on Iraq accuses the US military of glossing over an upsurge in violence, saying Iraq is more dangerous now than a year ago.
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Jordan convicts al-Qaeda 'mentor'

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 16:36
related countries: Jordan Jordan
related places: Taliban

The former mentor of Iraq's slain al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is sentenced to five years in prison in Jordan for recruiting Taliban fighters.
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Deadly twin bombs hit Iraqi city

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 10:37
related places: Tikrit

At least 12 people are killed and 28 hurt as two bombs explode outside a bank in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, officials say.
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VIDEO: Petraeus on US Pakistan relations

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 18:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

Mark Urban asks US General David Petraeus - who acted as Nato's US commander in both Afghanistan and Iraq - about the state of relations between Pakistan and the United States.
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Iran 'seizes Kurdish rebel camps'

Monday, July 18th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian forces have inflicted a "heavy and historic defeat" on Kurdish rebels in Iraq, army officials say, but rebel leaders dismiss the claims.
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Spain calls Iraqis on camp deaths

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Iran Iran, Spain Spain

Spain widens its investigation into alleged attacks carried out by Iraqi forces on Camp Ashraf, housing a group of Iranian exiles, and summons three Iraqi officers.
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Court ruling 'opens Iraq cases'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court ruling that UK troops in Iraq were bound by human rights law should pave the way for a public inquiry, lawyers say.
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Twin bombs kill 35 near Baghdad

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:58
related places: Baghdad

A double explosion at Taji municipality near Baghdad kills 35, while five die in a rocket attack on the Green Zone, Iraqi officials say.
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US in CIA detainee death inquiry

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US will open criminal inquiries into the deaths of two CIA detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, the attorney general says.
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Three US soldiers killed in Iraq

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 12:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

Three US soldiers die in southern Iraq, making June the deadliest months for American soldiers in Iraq in two years.
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Iraq compensation bid is blocked

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:03

A High Court judge has blocked attempts by families of four soldiers killed in Iraq to claim compensation from the government.
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Iraq jails al-Qaeda chief's widow

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 17:17
related places: Baghdad

The widow of al-Qaeda's top leader in Iraq, who was killed in a raid last year, is sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Baghdad.
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Iraq high-speed rail line planned

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:19
related countries: France France
related places: Baghdad

French engineering giant Alstom signs a preliminary deal to build a high-speed rail line linking Basra and Baghdad in Iraq.
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Many die in Baghdad triple blasts

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 18:27
related places: Baghdad

At least 23 people are killed and dozens injured as explosions rip through a district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq hostages 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 16:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British security guards were shot dead by their captors in Iraq about a year after being seized by an armed gang in 2007, an inquest hears.
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Deadly bombings hit central Iraq

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:19

At least 25 people are killed and dozens wounded in twin car bomb attacks on a provincial governor's compound in central Iraq, officials say.
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Probe into missing Iraq billions

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 16:47
related countries: United States United States

Some $6.6bn (£4bn) sent to Iraq eight years ago to pay for reconstruction may have been stolen, says a US official investigating fraud in the country.
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Gunmen in deadly Iraq city raid

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 15:51

Suicide bombers storm an Iraqi provincial building in the central city of Baquba, killing at least eight people and wounding at least 17.
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Iraq abuse probe 'is a shambles'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A team set up to investigate allegations that British troops abused Iraqi civilians has so far only interviewed one alleged victim, it emerges.
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Iraq 'to request' US troops stay

Friday, June 10th 2011, 4:25
related countries: United States United States

Iraq will ask the US to keep troops in the country beyond an end-of-2011 pullout deadline, says the man nominated to be US defence secretary.
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Five US soldiers killed in Iraq

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Five US soldiers die in central Iraq, in the US military's single most serious incident in that country in more than two years.
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Car bombing in Iraq city kills 12

Monday, June 6th 2011, 9:40
related places: Tikrit

A suicide car bombing in the central Iraqi city of Tikrit kills at least 12 people and injures 19, police say.
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Deadly bomb attacks in Iraqi city

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 21:23
related places: Tikrit

At least 21 people die in a bombing outside a mosque in Tikrit and a suicide attack on the hospital where the wounded were taken, Iraqi officials say.
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VIDEO: Sandstorm blots out Baghdad sky

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 10:32
related places: Baghdad

Drought conditions and strong winds brought chaos to the Iraqi capital as sand blocked out daylight. Traffic congestion deteriorated and shops remained closed as visibility dropped to only a few metres.
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Before children's eyes

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 16:13

The Nazi-inspired pogrom that put an end to Jewish Baghdad
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