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US Iraq war criminal 'killed self'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 18:53
related countries: United States United States

The ringleader of a group of US soldiers who raped an Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family is found dead in prison in an apparent suicide.
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Almost 50 killed in Iraq blasts

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 16:06
related places: Baghdad

A series of car bomb explosions in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 49 people, officials say.
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Radical Iraqi cleric Sadr 'retires'

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 5:15
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr, who gained influence after the US-led invasion in 2003, announces his retirement from political life.
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Ex-Iraq VP blames Maliki for crisis

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 23:24

The former Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi blames Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the country's crisis in an interview with the BBC.
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The big Iraqi dinar conspiracy

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 2:36

The millions of tweets about a 'fraudulent' currency ruse
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Anbar violence 'displaces 300,000'

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 21:26

Up to 300,000 people have been displaced by the fighting between Sunni militants and security forces in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the UN says.
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Soldiers killed in north Iraq attack

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:14

Militants have killed 15 soldiers guarding an oil pipeline in a pre-dawn raid on their camp in northern Iraq and kidnapped another, officials say.
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Iraq militants 'killed by own bomb'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 15:00

At least 21 insurgents are killed in central Iraq after a car bomb was detonated accidentally, officials say.
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VIDEO: Iraq launches first ski resort

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 17:44

Iraq is hoping to attract tourists to a new $95m ski resort in Kurdistan - but will security concerns scare them off?
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Iraq forces 'abuse' women in prisons

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 10:53

The Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting them to torture and abuse, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.
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Baghdad bombings leave 33 dead

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 17:08
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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US Army in recruitment fraud scandal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

Two generals and dozens of colonels are among hundreds implicated in a US military fraud involving recruitment fees during the Iraq war, officials say.
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Iraq Anbar violence sparks civilian search for safety

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 5:08

How Sunnis fleeing violence are finding sanctuary with Iraqi Shia
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Baghdad car bombings leave 14 dead

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:02
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people have been killed in a series of car bombings in and around Baghdad, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda disavows ISIS in Syria

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:56
related countries: Syria Syria

Al-Qaeda insists it has no links the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has been locked in deadly clashes with rebels in Syria.
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Troops 'end Baghdad hostage crisis'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 15:14
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have ended a hostage crisis at a government building in Baghdad, but there are conflicting reports about the number of casualties.
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How come Iraq's population has been rising?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 0:42

Why Iraq's population seems to keep growing - despite the war
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Iraq executes 26 for 'terrorism'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 15:54

Iraq executes 26 people convicted of "terrorism", despite international criticism of the country's increasing use of the death penalty.
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At least 26 die in Baghdad blasts

Monday, January 20th 2014, 17:14
related places: Baghdad

Police and medics say at least 26 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in Baghdad, in the latest in an extended surge of violence.
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VIDEO: Iranians travel to Iraq for nightlife

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 5:55

Some young Iranians are travelling across the border to Iraq where nightclubs have been opening to meet the demand.
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Corpses found in Iraq orchard

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 19:44
related places: Baghdad

The bodies of 14 Sunni men are found in an orchard near Baghdad, a day after they were kidnapped by suspected militants, say Iraqi authorities.
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US marines probe Iraq burning images

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Marine Corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of photographs that appear to show marines burning bodies of Iraqi insurgents.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:05

At least 73 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in central Iraq, police and medical officials say.
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Hague rejects Iraq 'abuse' complaint

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary William Hague rejects a complaint accusing British forces of abusing detainees in Iraq between 2003-2008.
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Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 9:40
related places: Baghdad

A car bomb kills at least nine people and wounds several others at a bus station in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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Syria rebel clashes 'kill hundreds'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Almost 500 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant, activists say.
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'Abuse by all sides' in Iraq's Anbar

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:04

Human rights activists condemn abuses being carried out by both government troops and insurgents in the ongoing stand-off in Iraq's biggest province.
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VIDEO: The black flag of Syria's new force

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Recent days have seen fierce fighting between the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and other rebel groups in Syria. James Reynolds reports.
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Rebel jihadist Aleppo HQ seized

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 23:11
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Islamist rebels capture the headquarters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
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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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