Baghdad

The Displaced

Mosul residents fleeing Daesh’s hell to cold Kurdish-controlled camps By Cathy Otten During the battle to retake Mosul from Daesh, Nujud Ali, 45, lay on the ground, wounded by a bullet that had just shot straight through her right shoulder and out of her back, knocking her over. The hail of bullets greeted her when she

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U.S. Strike Destroys Bridge, Restricts Daesh in Mosul – official

BAGHDAD/GENEVA Nov 22 – U.S. forces backing an Iraqi army campaign against Daesh in Mosul carried out an air strike on a bridge spanning the Tigris river, restricting militant movements between western and eastern parts of the city, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. U.S.-trained Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service forces are pushing deeper into east Mosul,

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Iraqi Lawmaker, Rights Group Urge Inquiry Into Mosque Attack

BAGHDAD, Oct 24  – An Iraqi lawmaker has called on her government to investigate a suspected air strike at a Shi’ite mosque during fighting in nearby Kirkuk last week, saying U.S.-led forces could have been involved – a suggestion dismissed by the coalition. Human Rights Watch echoed the call from Shi’ite Muslim MP Hanan al-Fatlawi

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Suicide Bombing Kills 10 at Security Check-Point South of Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Oct 17  – A suicide driver detonated a car packed with explosives at a security check-point south of Baghdad on Monday, killing ten people and wounding 25, police and medical sources said. The blast happened as a convoy of Shi’ite paramilitary fighters drove past the check-point in Yusufiya, 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of

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Suicide Bombing, Shootouts Kill Around 55 in Iraq: Police

By Kareem Raheem and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Oct 15 – Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi’ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point and the family of a Sunni paramilitary leader opposed to Daesh, according to security and medical sources. The escalation comes as Iraqi forces are getting

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Baghdad Warns of “Regional War” over Turkish Military Presence

By Maher Chmaytelli and Tuvan Gumrukcu BAGHDAD/ANKARA, Oct 5  – Iraq’s prime minister warned Turkey on Wednesday it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighbouring states summoned each other’s ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off. Turkey’s parliament voted last week to extend its military operation in Iraq and

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Blasts Kill At Least 17 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Sept 27 – Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi’ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a commercial street in the eastern Baghdad al-Jadida area of the Iraqi capital, killing nine people and

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Weapons Storage Blaze Fires off Rockets in Baghdad, Killing Four

BAGHDAD, Sept 4  – A blast caused by a fire at a weapons storage depot in eastern Baghdad on Friday set off rockets that hit neighboring districts, killing at least four residents and injuring 14 others, police and hospital sources said. Video footage showed a large plume of smoke rising above the depot. A huge explosion

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Iraq Parliament Approves Cabinet Overhaul, Bolstering PM Abadi

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, Aug 15 – Iraq’s parliament approved the appointment of Jabar Ali al-Luaibi, former head of the main state oil firm, as oil minister in a cabinet overhaul on Monday that bolsters Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s leadership. Luaibi, who led the South Oil Company that produces most of the OPEC nation’s crude,

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