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Baghdad: Iraqi forces in full control of Kirkuk

The Iraqi army says it has taken full control of Kirkuk following a major advance on Kurdish-held territories. The federal government in Baghdad and sources inside the city told Al Jazeera on Monday that Iraqi security forces had captured the governorate building in the centre of Kirkuk city. According to[…]

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Deadly car bomb hits southern Baghdad

A car bomb blast killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 45 others in a mainly Shiite district in southern Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said. The explosion occurred on a busy commercial street , the sources said. The blast happened at around 7:00 pm (1600[…]

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Violence grips protest rally in Baghdad

At least five protesters and two policeman have been killed in the Iraqi capital during a rally by thousands calling for an overhaul of the electoral system, according to police. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and rubber-coated bullets at thousands of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shia leader,[…]

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35 dead in triple ISIS attack in Baghdad

At least 35 people have been killed and over 60 others wounded in coordinated suicide attacks at a Shi’ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, according to local reports. Several gunmen also allegedly stormed the site, opening fire on Eid al-Fitr festival pilgrims. The attacks at the Shi’ite holy site, located 93[…]

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More than 130 killed in ISIL Baghdad bombing

At least 131 people, including many children, were killed and hundreds wounded in a car bombing in a crowded commercial area in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, hospital and police sources have told Al Jazeera. The powerful explosion early on Sunday came near the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan,[…]

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Over 70 feared killed in Baghdad blasts

Over 70 people were killed and 100 others wounded in Sadr City, a southern suburb of the Iraqi capital, as two bombs went off at a crowded market, according to Reuters. Islamic State militants claim the attack. Earlier, Alsumaria TV reported 28 fatalities. Security sources also told the channel there[…]

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