ISIL suicide bombings strike Baghdad

Bombings in Baghdad have killed at least 10 people and wounded at least 55, Iraqi security and medical officials say. Thursday’s twin attacks were carried out by bombers on foot, wearing explosives-laden vests, two police officers said. One bomber struck in Baghdad’s Bab al-Sharji area. The second struck at al-Wathba[…]

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Dozens killed in Baghdad bombings

Explosions have rocked a string of Shia neighbourhoods across the Iraqi capital, killing at least 35 people and wounding another 70, police have said. The deadliest bombing took place in Baghdad’s northern Shaab neighbourhood when a man detonated an explosive vest in a crowded market, killing nine people and wounding[…]

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Iraqi jet mistakenly bombs Baghdad district

An Iraqi plane accidentally dropped a bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses. The Sukhoi jet had been taking part in an air strike against Islamic State radicals, Iraqi television said. One of its bombs failed[…]

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Suicide bomb kills 15 in Baghdad

A suicide bomber set off an explosive-laden vest in a busy Baghdad square crowded with rush-hour commuters early Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The attack took place in Adan Square, in a predominantly Shiite part of the capital, and appeared to be the latest[…]

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Baghdad-Kurd deal eases threat to Iraqi unity

preliminary deal between Baghdad and Iraq’s Kurdish region on long-running financial disputes has reduced a threat to national unity, the oil minister said Friday. Baghdad has long opposed the three-province autonomous region’s independent export of oil, while Kurdish leaders have criticised Baghdad for withholding budget payments. In a first move[…]

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17 killed in bombings in and around Baghdad

Suspected Sunni rebels struck in and around Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 17 people including 11 soldiers and policemen, and injuring about 40 in three separate attacks, including two suicide bombings, according to police and hospital officials. The largest of Wednesday’s attacks was in the turbulent Youssifiyah district south of Baghdad[…]

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IS kills 8 Iraq soldiers

Eight Iraqi soldiers were killed in fighting with jihadists south of Baghdad as the army battled to secure the route used by hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims, officers said Saturday. Pilgrims taking part in Ashura commemorations, which mark the death of Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures[…]

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Multiple bombs rock Baghdad

Three suicide car bombs were detonated in the Shia Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiya followed by 12 mortar rounds fired from outside the district, killing at least 23 people and wounding 56 people, security sources said. Interior Ministry spokesman, Saad Maan, said on state television on Thursday that security forces had[…]

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US airstrikes target IS near Baghdad

US military forces have conducted airstrikes against an Islamic State target near Baghdad for the first time as part of an expanded effort to combat the militants, the US Central Command said. Attack aircraft were used in a strike Monday in support of Iraqi government troops south-west of Baghdad. The[…]

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