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VIDEO: Sectarian tension high as Iraq polls open

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

People in Iraq have begun voting in the country's first elections since the departure of US troops more than a year ago.
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Sectarian tensions stalk Iraq elections

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 2:46

Spectre of sectarianism stalks Iraqi elections
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Mortar attack 'kills seven' in Iraq

Friday, April 19th 2013, 12:43

At least seven people are killed in a mortar attack on a Sunni mosque in northern Iraq, police say, a day before provincial polls.
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Baghdad cafe hit by deadly bombing

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 20:38
related places: Baghdad

At least 27 people, including two children, have been killed and scores hurt in a bomb attack on a cafe in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraq polls: Testing the waters

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:50
related countries: United States United States

Challenges for Iraq of first local polls since US withdrawal
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Soldiers 'hanged Iraqi teenager'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 15:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A teenager killed in Iraq was tortured and hanged by British troops, his uncle claims at the Al-Sweady inquiry.
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Iraq cities hit by deadly bombings

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:13

Officials say at least 31 people have been killed and more than 200 others wounded in a series of early morning explosions across Iraq.
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Deadly bombings target Iraq mosques

Friday, April 12th 2013, 14:45
related places: Baghdad

At least 11 are killed and more than 30 wounded in bomb attacks on mosques in Iraq's capital Baghdad and in the province of Diyala.
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Grappling with Iraq's electricity problems

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:51

Is Iraq on its way to solving its electricity problems?
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Paragliding in Mosul, a way to shake off recent past

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:11
related places: Mosul

Paragliders in Mosul seek a way to shake off Iraq's recent past
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VIDEO: Paragliding over Iraqi city of Mosul

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 15:36
related places: Mosul

The Iraqi city of Mosul is one of the most dangerous in the country, but for some residents taking to its skies in a paraglider is one way of trying to forget years beset by conflict and fear.
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Syria's al-Nusra 'part of al-Qaeda'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The leader of the Iraqi wing of al-Qaeda says his group will merge with al-Nusra Front in Syria under a new name.
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VIDEO: What could replace Saddam statue?

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 9:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Saddam

Ten years ago American tanks entered the Iraqi capital and pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.
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SAS man hopes for Saddam statue deal

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 2:31
related places: Baghdad, Saddam

Ten years after Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in Baghdad, a former SAS man hopes to sell a piece of it for charity.
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Deadly blast at Iraq political rally

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 19:34

A suicide bomb and grenade attack kills at least 22 people and injures about 50 at a campaign rally in the eastern Iraqi city of Baquba.
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Tanker bomb attack at Iraq police HQ

Monday, April 1st 2013, 17:31
related places: Tikrit

A suicide attacker blows up a tanker lorry at the police HQ in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing at least nine people.
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Dying veteran's parting shot at Bush

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 4:58

A dying Iraq veteran's parting shot at George W Bush
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Car bombs hit Iraqi worshippers

Friday, March 29th 2013, 15:35
related places: Baghdad, Kirkuk

A series of car bomb attacks in Baghdad and Kirkuk have targeted Shia mosques during Friday prayers, killing at least 19 people.
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VIDEO: Does Iraq have a future?

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 0:06

The BBC's World Affairs Editor John Simpson has covered events in Iraq for 28 years and looks at what sort of future the country faces.
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Kerry presses Iraq on Iran flights

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is problematic that Iranian planes with arms for Syria are flying over Iraq, in an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
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Ten good years for Irbil

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 2:43

The city that spells good times for Iraq's Kurds
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VIDEO: How the year US troops served shaped their war

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

How the period in which troops served in Iraq shaped their fight
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VIDEO: Iraq doctors report birth defect rise

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 10:35

Doctors at the Basra maternity hospital in Iraq have told the BBC that they have seen a 60% rise in birth defects since 2003.
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VIDEO: How Baghdad's road checkpoints work

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 11:59
related places: Baghdad

Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, bombings, killings and kidnappings are still frequent occurrences in Baghdad, and a network of checkpoints exists in an effort to curb the violence. Ben Brown explains how they work.
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Al-Qaeda claims Baghdad bombings

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 10:33
related places: Baghdad

A militant umbrella group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind the wave of bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday which killed some 50 people.
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VIDEO: How the US military adapted in Iraq

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 2:48
related countries: United States United States

The shifting nature of combat in Iraq forced the US military to upgrade its equipment, as it sought to minimise casualties.
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Deadly bombings strike Baghdad

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 17:14
related places: Baghdad

Up to 60 people are killed and scores are injured in a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad on the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.
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VIDEO: Iraq 'could have been worse than Syria'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 10:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK PM Tony Blair tells the BBC he has no regrets over Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the country's invasion - and says the situation otherwise would have been "a lot worse than Syria".
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VIDEO: How bloodshed affected Iraq's young

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 6:46
related places: Baghdad

The BBC's Ben Brown, who reported on the invasion of Iraq 10 years ago, has returned to Baghdad to assess how the years of bloodshed has affected some of Iraq's children.
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John Simpson: 'The Iraq memories I can't rid myself of'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 1:02

John Simpson on the memory that won't leave him
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VIDEO: Battling back from Iraq injury

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 0:11

Former soldier Jon le Galloudec was shot in the back and paralysed in an ambush by insurgents in Basra in 2006.
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VIDEO: Iraq 'not at peace with itself'

Monday, March 18th 2013, 15:34

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. It is thought that at least 116,000 civilians lost their lives in the years following the invasion.
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VIDEO: Baghdad book market 10 years on

Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:09

As the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war approaches Ben Brown went back to ask if the violence, lasting almost nine years has been worth it
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Iraq: The spies who fooled the world

Monday, March 18th 2013, 0:43

The spies who misled the world over Iraq's weapons
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VIDEO: Iraq war victim, then and now

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 18:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Ten years after the US military fought their way into Baghdad, the BBC's Kevin Connolly reports of the life of one Iraqi girl who's life was changed forever when she was gravely injured in an air raid.
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Iraq car bomb kills 10 near Basra

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

Ten people are killed as a car bomb explodes at a bus station near Basra in southern Iraq, days before the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion.
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Kurds remember Halabja gas attack

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 16:02

Iraqi Kurds mark the 25th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's poison gas attack on the town of Halabja, where thousands of people were killed.
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Bombers target Baghdad ministries

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 17:16
related places: Baghdad

More than 20 people have been killed in a series of bomb and gun attacks on government buildings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medics say.
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PKK releases eight Turkish hostages

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:15
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Kurdish militant PKK releases eight Turkish hostages held in northern Iraq, in a move welcomed by the Turkish government.
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Marwa's story: 10 years since the bomb fell

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 11:18

A young Iraqi woman’s journey out of despair
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Iraqi group 'killed Syrian troops'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Syria Syria

A militant umbrella group that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq says it was behind the killing of 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards in Iraq last week.
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VIDEO: Iraqi Kurdistan's economic revival

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 11:04
related countries: United States United States

Iraqi Kurdistan has flourished economically in the decade since the US-led invasion, but even before that, it had been enjoying a large degree of autonomy.
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Iraq 10 Years: Photographs by Sean Smith

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 0:22

How a war photographer captured life in Iraq
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US Iraq rebuilding 'achieved little'

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

The US rebuilding effort in Iraq achieved little despite $60bn (£40bn) spent since the 2003 invasion and at least $8bn wasted, a US auditor says.
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VIDEO: Syrian planes 'hunt rebels in Raqqa'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 23:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian warplanes have bombed the northern city of Iraqi, hours after reports said rebels had overrun it, activists and residents say.
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Syrian soldiers 'killed in Iraq'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

At least 40 Syrian soldiers and Iraqis have been killed by gunmen in western Iraq, officials in Baghdad say.
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Five police die in Iraq suicide bomb

Monday, March 4th 2013, 14:50
related places: Mosul

Five police officers are killed and others are injured in a suicide car bombing in Mosul, northern Iraq, say police and a doctor.
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Iraq market bombings 'kill five'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 14:48

At least five people have been killed in a double car bombing at a market in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya, officials say.
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Five die in Iraq Tigris boat sinking

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 22:37
related places: Baghdad

At least five Iraqis died when a crowded restaurant boat used for a private party sank in the Tigris river in Baghdad, officials say.
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Iraqi doctor 'complicit in torture'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Iraqi doctor, who has worked at UK hospitals, was "complicit in acts of torture" during Saddam Hussein's regime, a UK medical tribunal finds.
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VIDEO: Hans Blix reflects on Iraq war

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:35

The UN's former chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, has spoken about the "tragic and terrible" decision to start the Iraq war.
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Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK PM Tony Blair says life in Iraq is not what he hoped it would be by now when he decided to invade 10 years ago, but insists it was the right decision.
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VIDEO: Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
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Baghdad hit by deadly bomb blasts

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 15:51
related places: Baghdad

Several car bombs explode in mainly Shia areas in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing at least 21 people and injuring scores more, officials say.
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Top Iraq intelligence man killed

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 12:50
related places: Mosul

The head of Iraq's intelligence academy, Ali Aouni, and two bodyguards die in a suicide attack in the northern town of Tal Afar, police say.
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Attack on Iranian exile camp in Iraq

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Five people are killed in an attack on a camp in central Iraq housing members of the People's Mujahideen Organisation of Iran, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

Friday, February 8th 2013, 14:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 33 people are killed and about 100 injured in a spate of car bombings in mainly Shia areas of Iraq, local officials say.
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Sniper accused's psychiatric care

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper received psychiatric care in recent months, police records show.
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Sniper accused zapped by stun gun

Monday, February 4th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States

An Iraq war veteran charged with murdering an ex-US Navy Seal sniper is restrained in his cell after becoming aggressive, say officials.
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New bomb attack in Iraq kills 19

Monday, February 4th 2013, 13:47

At least 19 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in central Iraq aimed at pro-government militia, officials say.
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Charges over US sniper's murder

Monday, February 4th 2013, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

An Iraqi war veteran is charged with murdering famed ex-US Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and his neighbour at a shooting range in Texas.
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Deadliest US sniper is shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

A 25-year-old Iraq veteran is charged with the murder of Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, who was killed at a Texas shooting range.
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VIDEO: American Sniper author shot dead

Monday, February 4th 2013, 6:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Iraq veteran and ex-US Navy seal Chris Kyle, known as the deadliest sniper in US history, has been shot dead on a Texas shooting range, reports say.
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VIDEO: Many dead in Iraq police HQ blast

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 16:28

At least 16 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in a suicide attack in northern Iraq.
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Iraqi mobile firm raises $1.3bn

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:47

The Iraqi mobile phone operator Asiacell raises $1.3bn (£828m) on the Iraq stock market, doubling the value of the companies listed there.
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'Many die' in Iraq police attack

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 10:56
related places: Kirkuk

At least 16 people are killed as a police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk is attacked by a suicide bomber and gunmen, medical sources say.
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US jails Iraqis in terror case

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kentucky

An Iraqi man receives life in prison after pleading guilty to terror charges in Kentucky, hours after his co-defendant receives a lesser sentence.
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VIDEO: Soldier has double arm transplant

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

Brendan Marrocco he first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
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Double arm transplant for soldier

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq says he is looking forward to swimming and driving after receiving a double arm transplant.
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Iraqis claim UK forces 'brutality'

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allegations UK troops carried out "terrifying acts of brutality" against Iraqi civilians are made in the High Court as nearly 200 Iraqis seek a public inquiry.
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Sunnis rally at Fallujah funerals

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 22:08

Thousands of mourners gathered in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Saturday at the funerals of Sunni protestors killed by army troops a day earlier.
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Iraq Sunnis threaten army attacks

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 2:08

Sunni leaders threaten to launch attacks against the army in the western Iraqi province of Anbar after five protesters were shot dead in Fallujah.
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