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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

Iraq violence jumps in February

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 9:42

The number of violent deaths in Iraq jumps by at least 30% in February, mostly due to three suicide bombings.
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Turkey urges PKK to end struggle

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 1:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Ankara calls on Kurdish PKK rebels to lay down their arms after a week-long Turkish offensive in Iraq.
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Iraqi Chaldean archbishop seized

Friday, February 29th 2008, 21:36
related places: Mosul

Gunmen kidnap the archbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, his church says.
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Turkish troops pull out of Iraq

Friday, February 29th 2008, 20:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's military says it has withdrawn troops from Iraq after an operation against Kurdish PKK rebels.
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'Chemical Ali' execution approved

Friday, February 29th 2008, 13:17

The execution of Saddam Hussein's henchman "Chemical Ali" is finally approved by Iraq's presidency.
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Sadr anger over Iraq law setback

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 15:06

The faction loyal to Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr reacts angrily to the rejection of a law on regional powers.
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US patrol shoots Iraqi civilian

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 11:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

The US troops in Iraq kill a civilian wearing a bulky jacket who approached their patrol north of Baghdad.
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US presses for end to Turkey raid

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 10:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Turkey's incursion into northern Iraq to fight Kurdish rebels should be as short as possible, the US says.
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'No timetable' for Turkey assault

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 19:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish official says military action against the PKK in northern Iraq will go on "until terrorist bases are eliminated".
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US to seek end to Turkey assault

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says he will tell Turkey to end its military operations in northern Iraq quickly.
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Iraq 'hostage Briton' video aired

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 23:04

An Arabic TV channel airs a video claiming to show one of five Britons captured in Iraq eight months ago.
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Iraq denounces Turkish offensive

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 19:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Baghdad condemns Turkey's incursion into northern Iraq and demands an immediate troop withdrawal.
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'Iraq hostage Briton' video aired

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 18:59

An Arabic satellite television channel shows a video claiming to show one of five Britons captured in Iraq eight months ago.
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Bus bomb in north Iraq kills 14

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 13:57
related places: Mosul

A suicide bomber kills 14 people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after boarding a bus, reports say.
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Bus bomb in north Iraq kills 14

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 11:48
related places: Mosul

A suicide bomber kills 14 people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after boarding a bus, reports say.
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Turkey hits rebels in new attacks

Monday, February 25th 2008, 17:27
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish army says it has killed 41 more Kurdish rebels in the latest clashes in northern Iraq.
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Iraqi pilgrims caught in bombing

Monday, February 25th 2008, 11:39
related places: Baghdad, Samarra'

Three pilgrims are killed in an attack in Baghdad, as a bomber in a wheelchair attacks police in Samarra.
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Turkey admits loss of helicopter

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 18:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey admits it has lost a helicopter, hours after Kurdish rebels in Iraq say they shot one down.
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Bomber strikes Iraq Shia pilgrims

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 14:21

At least 40 people are killed and scores more injured by a suicide bomber targeting Shia pilgrims in Iraq.
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US urges short Turkish campaign

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 9:25
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The US urges Turkey to keep its military campaign against Kurdish militants in north Iraq as short as possible.
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Iraqi Sunni tribal leader killed

Sunday, February 24th 2008, 8:54

A leader of a Sunni tribal alliance fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq is killed in a double suicide bombing, police say.
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Iraq warns Turkey over incursion

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 17:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Baghdad

Any escalation of Turkey's incursion against Kurdish rebels in Iraq could destabilise the region, Baghdad warns.
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'Dozens dead' in Turkish assault

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 5:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says dozens of Kurdish rebels have been killed as its ground assault in northern Iraq enters a third day.
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Turkish troops enter north Iraq

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 17:55
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces cross into northern Iraq to target Kurdish rebels said to be sheltering there, Ankara says.
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Claim UK troops 'executed' Iraqis

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyers say they have evidence that will prove Iraqi prisoners were executed by British troops.
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Sadr declares new Iraq ceasefire

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:46

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr orders the renewal of the ceasefire his militia has been observing.
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US slaps sanctions on top Syrian

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 18:12
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US imposes sanctions on a top Syrian businessman in response to the situation in Iraq and Lebanon.
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US conviction over Iraq killing

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 1:55
related countries: United States United States

A military court finds a US soldier guilty of aggravated assault in relation to the killing of an Iraqi man last year.
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Iraqi police detain street people

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 15:35

Iraqi police detain beggars and mentally ill people found on the streets who could be exploited by militants.
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Iraq insurgent attacks 'kill 14'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 11:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people are killed in a string of bombings and attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq.
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Australia troops 'can leave Iraq'

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 5:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The time has come for Australian combat troops to leave Iraq, the head of the country's armed forces says.
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US envoy warns over Iraq pullout

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 0:35
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to Iraq warns against an over-hasty pullout of troops amid policy pledges by Democratic hopefuls.
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Rocket blast kills Iraqi police

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 21:15
related places: Baghdad

At least eight Iraqi policemen are killed trying to defuse a cache of rockets in the capital Baghdad.
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Early Iraq dossier draft released

Monday, February 18th 2008, 12:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he has published an early draft of the infamous Iraq weapons dossier.
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UN hints at Iraq refugee returns

Saturday, February 16th 2008, 19:59

A top UN official hints that security may improve enough soon for 4m displaced Iraqis to begin returning.
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Four killed in Iraq mosque attack

Friday, February 15th 2008, 14:11

At least four people are killed in an attack by two suicide bombers outside a mosque in northern Iraq, police say.
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Ahmadinejad plans visit to Iraq

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 14:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Baghdad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due in Baghdad next month for the first visit by an Iranian president to its neighbour.
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Iran postpones Iraq talks with US

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

Iran postpones talks with the US and Iraq on ending violence without giving any explanation.
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Family killed in Saddam's village

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 9:41
related places: Saddam

Gunmen storm a house in Saddam Hussein's native village in Iraq and shoot dead nine members of his clan.
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Iraq deputies pass landmark bills

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:22

Iraqi MPs pass three important laws after weeks of delays and brinkmanship between rival factions.
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Iraqi medic held over blasts

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 16:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A Baghdad hospital official is being questioned over the alleged use of mental patients in bomb attacks, the US says.
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Miliband urges democracy push

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 20:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq must not overcome the "moral pulse" to encourage democracy, says minister.
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CBS journalists missing in Iraq

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 12:51

Efforts are under way to locate two CBS journalists missing, feared kidnapped, in the Iraqi city of Basra.
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US may pause Iraq troop pull-out

Monday, February 11th 2008, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says the US may "pause" pulling troops out of Iraq.
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Russia writes off its Iraqi debt

Monday, February 11th 2008, 14:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has agreed to write off $12bn (£6bn) of Iraqi debt built up by the Saddam Hussein regime.
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Iraq town hit by deadly car bomb

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Balad

At least 33 people die in a car bombing in the Iraqi town of Balad, as the US defence secretary arrives in Baghdad.
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US sniper jailed for Iraqi murder

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 18:21
related countries: United States United States

A US army sniper is sentenced to 10 years in jail for murdering an Iraqi civilian and planting a gun on him.
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Poison cake kills Iraqi children

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 20:37
related places: Baghdad

Two children die and other Iraqis are critically ill, after eating cake poisoned with thallium in Baghdad.
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Iraq 'Shia militia leader' held

Friday, February 8th 2008, 10:45
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US troops in Iraq say they have arrested a suspected leader of a Shia militia group allegedly backed by Iran.
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Jolie makes surprise Iraq visit

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 15:26

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie arrives in Iraq on a surprise visit as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.
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'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 4:58
related countries: United States United States

US and Iraqi forces release video purporting to show young children taking part in deadly training exercises.
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Row over killing of Iraqi family

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 13:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Tikrit, Local

Local people dispute a US military account of the killing of an Iraqi couple and their son near Tikrit.
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New flag hoisted over Baghdad

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 12:03
related places: Baghdad

A new version of the Iraqi flag - purged of references to former leader Saddam Hussein - is hoisted over the capital.
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Prince rebukes US on Iraq

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 2:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: York

The Duke of York criticises the US administration for failing to heed British advice on post-war strategy in Iraq.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq raids

Monday, February 4th 2008, 14:32
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish jets attack some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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US admits killing Iraqi civilians

Monday, February 4th 2008, 7:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Nine Iraqi civilians, including a child, were killed during raids south of Baghdad, the US military admits.
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Iraqi Baath law comes into effect

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 18:22

A new law allowing former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life in Iraq is enacted.
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Iraq market bombs toll nears 100

Saturday, February 2nd 2008, 11:26
related places: Baghdad

The toll from Baghdad market bombs, carried by mentally disabled women, rises to nearly 100, say officials.
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Twin bombs kill scores in Baghdad

Friday, February 1st 2008, 17:28
related places: Baghdad

Two mentally disabled women were used to carry bombs that were detonated remotely in Baghdad, officials say.
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Gruesome find in Iraqi province

Tuesday, January 29th 2008, 14:15
related places: Baghdad

Nine bodies and 10 severed heads are discovered in Diyala province north-east of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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US troops killed in northern Iraq

Monday, January 28th 2008, 17:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Mosul

Five US soldiers are killed when their patrol is hit by a roadside bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Bush to make final Union speech

Monday, January 28th 2008, 12:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

The economy and Iraq are expected to dominate the US president's final State of the Union address.
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Iraq moves against Mosul al-Qaeda

Friday, January 25th 2008, 10:01
related places: Mosul

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki announces the start of a major offensive against al-Qaeda militants in Mosul.
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No new charges on UK Iraq death

Friday, January 25th 2008, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

No further criminal charges are likely over the death of Iraqi prisoner Baha Mousa, the UK is to announce.
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