Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council has issued arrest warrants for 20 people accused of involvement in a blast that killed 18 people in the Baghdad stronghold of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc won an election marred by fraud allegations, state TV reported. Nationalist Sadr and Iranian-backed paramilitary chief Hadi al-Amiri, who[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
Religious leaders have condemned the spate of violent attacks which have marred the start of the New Year. On New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December, a bomb blast and a suicide attack killed 25 people and injured many others in a busy market in central Baghdad. The attack was claimed[…]
A suicide car bombing has killed at least 39 Iraqis in a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, the interior ministry said. The attack in the mainly Shia suburb on Monday was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. The[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, police and medical sources said. A further 50 people were wounded in the blast in the predominantly Shiite Shulaa neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. The first assailant detonated his vest inside the[…]
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