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Iraq PM Orders Probe Into Corruption Allegations Over Weapons Deals

BAGHDAD, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered an investigation into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risks re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Daesh. Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters and

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Car Bomb Kills Seven North of Baghdad, Second Bombing in Two Days

BAGHDAD, July 13 – At least seven people were killed and 11 wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a suicide bomber a car detonated his explosives at a checkpoint, security and medical sources said, the second bombing in the district in as many days. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast

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Car Bomb Kills Nine North of Baghdad

BAGHDAD, July 12 – At least nine people were killed and 32 wounded on Tuesday when a car packed with explosives was detonated in a district just north of Baghdad, security and medical sources said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in Rashidiya, but Daesh regularly carries out such bombings in

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Dozens Killed Or Injured In Overnight Baghdad Bombings

BAGHDAD, July 3 – Several dozen people were killed or injured in two bombings that hit a shopping area and a popular market in Baghdad in the early hours of Sunday as they celebrated Ramadan, local TV channel al-Sumaria said. Daesh claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb in the Karrada shopping area, in a

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Iraqi Army Closes in on Daesh Militants Holed Up West of Falluja

By Thaier al-Sudani and Ahmed Rasheed FALLUJA, Iraq, June 27 – Iraq’s army sought on Monday to eliminate Daesh militants holed up in farmland west of Falluja to keep them from launching a counterattack on the city a day after Baghdad declared victory over Daesh there. Backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi artillery bombarded

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Kurds Ready for New Oil Deal with Baghdad if They Get $1 Bln a Month

By Maher Chmaytelli and Isabel Coles ERBIL, Iraq, June 15 – Iraq’s Kurds are ready to strike an agreement with the central government in Baghdad on a deal to increase oil exports, if it guarantees them a monthly revenue of $1 billion, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said. Iraq’s central government in

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More Than 20 Killed in Series of Bombings in Baghdad, Police Says

BAGHDAD, May 30 – More than 20 people were killed and about 50 injured in three bombings, including two suicide attacks, that hit Baghdad on Monday, police and medical sources said. The attacks came as Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militias are fighting Daesh militants in Falluja, their stronghold just west of the capital. Twelve people

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Iraq PM Urges End to Protests While Army Busy Fighting Daesh

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 26 – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi appealed on Thursday for an end to protests against his government while the armed forces are fighting to retake the city of Falluja from Daesh insurgents. Abadi is trying to refocus the attention of Iraq’s unruly political parties on the war on Daesh so

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