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Rockets strike near US base in Iraq, killing 1, wounding 8

February 16, 2021 8:31 am

One civilian contractor with the coalition was killed and five others wounded, coalition spokesman US Army Col. Wayne Marotto said. One US service member was wounded, he said.

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly twin blasts in Baghdad

January 22, 2021 4:11 pm

At least 32 people were killed and over 100 people wounded in the blasts on Thursday. Some were in severe condition.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad at least 32 dead

January 21, 2021 6:56 pm

Officials say twin suicide bombings have ripped through a busy market in Iraqs capital killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens

Iraqi army says 2 rockets hit base near Baghdad

June 14, 2020 8:09 am

The first session of the much-anticipated strategic talks between the US and Iraq began Thursday, and is to lay the agenda for the months ahead, including the presence of US troops in the country, Iran-backed militia groups acting outside of the state and Iraq's dire economic crisis.

At least 3 dead, dozens wounded in Baghdad protests, say Iraqi officials

January 21, 2020 7:50 am

Iraqi officials say security forces have fired tear gas and live rounds in clashes with anti-government protesters in Baghdad killing 3 and wounding dozens of demonstrators.

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties

January 21, 2020 7:42 am

The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the US embassy.

Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded as anti-government unrest resumes

January 20, 2020 3:37 pm

Mass protests have gripped Iraq since October 1, with mostly young people demanding an overhaul of a political system they see as profoundly corrupt and as keeping most Iraqis in poverty.

General Qassem Soleimani killing: Unease in India over fallout, relations with US and Iran

January 04, 2020 10:39 am

Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general Qassem Soleimani and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

Explained: Why General Qassem Soleimani mattered

January 04, 2020 9:12 am

The killing by the US of Iran’s military and intelligence commander has raised concerns about worldwide ripple effects. What made Gen Qassem Soleimani so important, and what was the Quds Force he headed?

Iraq protests: 40 protesters shot dead in 24 hours as violence spirals

November 29, 2019 7:19 am

Security and medical officials in Iraq say security forces have fatally shot 40 anti-government protesters over a 24-hour period amid spiraling violence in the capital and the country's south.

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Iraq protests: Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates, five more killed

November 05, 2019 11:29 am

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been demonstrating in central Baghdad and across mostly Shiite southern Iraq since October 25, calling for the overthrow of the government and sweeping political change.