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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad

    Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official
    FALLUJA Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government air strikes killed 19 people, including children, in Falluja on Monday and Tuesday, a health official in the militant-held city said. The Iraqi army has been shelling Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad,...
  • Islamic State claims wave of Baghdad bombings

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombs in mostly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad which killed at least 27 people on Saturday. The hardline Sunni Islamist organisation which has led an offensive across...
  • Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview....
  • Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

    Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
    He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought...
  • Mortar fire south of Baghdad kills nine, police, hospital sources say

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine people were killed in a mainly Shi'ite town south of Baghdad late on Sunday by mortar fire that hit near a Shi'ite religious site, police and hospital sources said. The sources in the town of Mahmoudiya said eight mortar rounds...
  • Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of Iraq's largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad. Chaldean Catholic...
  • Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit

    IRBIL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen overran a former U.S. military base early Friday and killed or captured hundreds of Iraqi government troops who had been trying to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the worst military reversal Iraqi troops have...
  • Baghdad blast claimed by Islamic State, suicide car bomb kill nine

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State militant group killed three people on Thursday in the centre of Baghdad and a second bomb outside the Iraqi capital killed six people, police and medics said. The bomb in central Baghdad,...
  • Top Shi'ite cleric urges help for Iraq's displaced

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric criticized the government and international agencies on Friday for failing to do enough to help hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by fighting between government forces and Sunni Islamist...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's...