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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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Iraqi police chief dies in ambush

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 12:39
related places: Mosul

An Iraqi police chief is killed in the northern city of Mosul as he tours the site of an earlier blast that killed 34.
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Twelve killed in north Iraq blast

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 19:31
related places: Mosul

At least 12 people are killed and 132 wounded by an explosion in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police say.
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Iraq parliament approves new flag

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 12:16

Iraq's parliament votes to change its flag and address Kurdish concerns over its symbolism.
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Bomber strikes at Iraqi funeral

Monday, January 21st 2008, 20:44

A suicide bomber attacks mourners at a funeral in northern Iraq, killing at least 15, police say.
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Iraqi Shia pilgrims mark holy day

Saturday, January 19th 2008, 16:01

Up to two million pilgrims march in Karbala, Iraq, amid tight security for the Shia Muslim marking of Ashura.
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Dozens die in Iraq cult clashes

Friday, January 18th 2008, 22:09

Dozens of people are killed in clashes between police and members of a Shia cult in southern Iraq, officials say.
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Shia worshippers killed in Iraq

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 16:17

A bomber attacks an Iraqi mosque as Shias mark the festival of Ashura, killing at least eight people, police say.
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Agencies see good year for Iraq

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 2:15

The IMF and UN paint a bright picture of economic growth and political stabilisation in Iraq for the near future.
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Woman bomber kills 11 in Iraq

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 12:05

A female suicide bomber kills 11 people in a mainly-Shia Muslim town in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Turkish jets bomb rebels in Iraq

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 14:22
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

Turkish warplanes have attacked Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, the military in Ankara says.
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Rice praises 'progress' in Iraq

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state praises an Iraqi reconciliation measure and calls for a follow up during a surprise Iraq visit.
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Senior Iraqi judge shot dead

Monday, January 14th 2008, 14:02
related places: Baghdad

A high-ranking judge is killed along with his driver by gunmen in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say.
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Bush praises Iraqi Baathist law

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 0:55
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush backs an Iraqi law to allow Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Ban eased on Saddam-era officials

Saturday, January 12th 2008, 21:23
related places: Saddam

Iraqi MPs approve a bill to allow officials from ex-leader Saddam Hussein's Baath party to return to public life.
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Baghdad wakes up to rare snowfall

Friday, January 11th 2008, 17:27

Residents come out on to the streets to witness the first snowfall in living memory in the Iraqi capital.
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US plan Anbar security handover

Friday, January 11th 2008, 12:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security, March

Security control for a province that was once Iraq's most dangerous could transfer to Iraqi forces by March, say officials.
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US army clears Abu Ghraib officer

Friday, January 11th 2008, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

A US army officer who ran the interrogation unit of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail is cleared of any wrongdoing.
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US planes launch massive Iraq raid

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

US warplanes drop tonnes of bombs on suspected al-Qaeda targets on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
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New study says 151,000 Iraqi dead

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 1:01
related countries: United States United States

An estimated 151,000 Iraqis have died in violence since the US-led invasion, a new survey suggests.
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Six US troops die in Iraq blast

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

Six US soldiers die in at blast at an explosives-rigged house in Iraq's Diyala province, the US military says.
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Baghdad armed volunteers seized

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Gunmen seize up to 10 members of a local volunteer security force in north-east Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Huge fire hits Iraq oil refinery

Monday, January 7th 2008, 17:41

Reports from Iraq say the country's biggest oil refinery, at Baiji, is badly damaged in a huge fire.
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Iraq bombs hit Sunni stronghold

Monday, January 7th 2008, 16:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

A double bombing kills 14 in Baghdad, including the head of a US-backed Sunni armed group fighting al-Qaeda.
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Soldiers killed in Iraqi bombing

Sunday, January 6th 2008, 12:24
related places: Baghdad

Iraqi soldiers are among eight killed by a suicide bomber in Baghdad in an attack during Army Day celebrations.
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Iraqi soldier 'killed US troops'

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

A militant "infiltrator" in the Iraqi army deliberately shot dead two US soldiers during a joint patrol, officials say.
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Iraqi PM home after health tests

Saturday, January 5th 2008, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki returns home after medical checks in Britain saying he is in good health.
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Bomber strikes Iraq Sunni militia

Wednesday, January 2nd 2008, 11:57

Ten people die in a bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, targeting a local Sunni militia opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Iraq suicide bomber hits funeral

Tuesday, January 1st 2008, 16:48
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 30 people at the funeral of a bomb victim as new data suggest a fall in Iraq violence.
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Marine avoids Iraq murder charge

Monday, December 31st 2007, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

The alleged ringleader of US troops who killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha will not face murder charges, officials say.
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Iraq on Saddam anniversary alert

Sunday, December 30th 2007, 3:58
related places: Saddam

Security forces in Iraq are on alert for possible violence, a year after the execution of Saddam Hussein.
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Al-Qaeda in Iraq 'cut by 75%'

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 20:41
related places: Baghdad

Three-quarters of al-Qaeda in Iraq has been destroyed over 2007, the Interior Ministry in Baghdad says.
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Iraq PM leaves for check-up in UK

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

'Exhausted' Iraqi prime minister Nouri Maliki flies to Britain for medical checks.
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Bush 'to veto' troop funding bill

Friday, December 28th 2007, 19:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Bush will veto a package of funding for troops amid Iraq lawsuit fears, the White House says.
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Car bomb hits busy Baghdad market

Friday, December 28th 2007, 17:24
related places: Baghdad

At least 14 people die and 64 are hurt in a car bomb attack on a market in the Iraqi capital, officials say.
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S Korea extends Iraq deployment

Friday, December 28th 2007, 8:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Parliament in Seoul votes to extend for another year the deployment of South Korean troops in Iraq.
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US 'kills 11 militants' in Iraq

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Baghdad

Eleven Shia militants are killed in a raid in the Iraqi town of Kut, south-east of Baghdad, US officials say.
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Iraq government backs amnesty law

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 14:36
related countries: United States United States

Iraq's government backs a draft law to release thousands of suspected insurgents held by US and Iraqi forces.
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Turkish jets in fresh Iraq strike

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 10:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes again launch strikes at Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, officials say.
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Iraq bombs hit US-backed militias

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 23:42

More than 30 people are killed and scores injured as suicide bombs target Iraqi militias opposed to al-Qaeda.
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Turkish raids 'killed hundreds'

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 18:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish forces have killed hundreds of Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq in the past 10 days, Turkey's military says.
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Iraq Kurds warn Turkey on raids

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 3:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The leader of Iraq's northern Kurdish region condemns Turkish air strikes, saying innocents have died.
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Call to free Iraq's Tariq Aziz

Monday, December 24th 2007, 0:40
related countries: United States United States

The leader of Iraq's Chaldean Christian community urges US forces to free ex-deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz.
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Turkey 'in new Iraq air strikes'

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 21:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkish warplanes again bomb Kurdish rebels across the border in northern Iraq, according to local officials.
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Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 23:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey launches fresh air strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says.
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Iraq warning over Sunni patrols

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 15:03
related countries: United States United States

US-backed mainly Sunni patrols must be integrated into the security forces, Iraq's defence minister warns.
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Warning over Pentagon funding

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 5:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the Pentagon could be running out of money for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Iraq children 'paying high price'

Friday, December 21st 2007, 16:46

Two million Iraqi children are facing threats including poor nutrition, lack of education and violence, Unicef says.
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Rudd in surprise visit to Iraq

Friday, December 21st 2007, 14:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Baghdad

Australian PM Kevin Rudd meets Iraqi counterpart Nouri Maliki during an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
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Petraeus lauds Iraq violence fall

Friday, December 21st 2007, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

The commander of US forces in Iraq says violence has decreased, but the country still faces many problems.
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Iraq 'torture complex' found

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

US forces discover a "torture complex" in an al-Qaeda safe haven in Iraq's Diyala province, the US military says.
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Iraq bomber strikes Sunni militia

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 14:50
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bomber kills 13 Iraqis and US soldier at a recruiting centre for Sunni militias north of Baghdad.
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Iraq government 'failing Falluja'

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 3:31

The mayor of Falluja tells the BBC that Iraq's central authorities are starving the town of vital resources.
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US Congress passes Iraq funding

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 0:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US Congress backs a huge federal budget, bowing to President Bush's call for extra Afghan and Iraq funds.
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Pentagon claims progress in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 2:09

The latest Pentagon report on Iraq says the situation is continuing to improve but the handover is lagging.
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Turkey defends incursions in Iraq

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 0:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The Turkish military defends air strikes and a ground incursion into Iraq to target alleged PKK rebel positions.
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eBay Iraq relic auction stopped

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 19:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland stops the auction on eBay of a 4,000-year-old clay tablet, thought to have been smuggled from Iraq.
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'Suicide bomb' hits Iraq village

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 17:28

A suicide bomber kills 11 people and injures many more in a village in the Iraqi province of Diyala, police say.
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Turkish soldiers cross into Iraq

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 13:53
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Some 300 Turkish troops enter northern Iraq, local officials say, stepping up pressure on Kurdish rebels.
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Rice visits Iraq's volatile north

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 10:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kirkuk

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes an unannounced visit to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
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Bomb threatens 'at risk' Iraq dam

Monday, December 17th 2007, 17:35
related countries: United States United States

A truck laden with explosives blows up near an Iraqi dam that US engineers had said was at risk of collapse.
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EU concern at Turkish air strikes

Monday, December 17th 2007, 15:37
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Ankara

The EU urges Ankara to exercise restraint and respect Iraq's territorial integrity after jets bomb Kurdish areas.
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