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# baghdad - Monday 19 July, 2021

At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market
# Attack
# Attack

At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market

Jul 19th 2021, 10:00 PM 11,534 Views 5 Comments

The blast happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday.

# baghdad - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
# Iraq
# Iraq

Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded

Apr 25th 2021, 10:46 AM 12,629 Views 11 Comments

Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.

# baghdad - Friday 3 January, 2020

Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran

Jan 3rd 2020, 10:49 AM 40,254 Views 63 Comments

The killing of Iran’s top general could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the Middle East.

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
# Qasem Soleimani
# Qasem Soleimani

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 10:03 AM 44,178 Views 62 Comments

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

# baghdad - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
# Iraq
# Iraq

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

Updated Dec 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 36,220 Views 71 Comments

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

# baghdad - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq

Oct 26th 2019, 2:19 PM 9,974 Views 20 Comments

Nearly 200 people have died and thousands have been wounded since the rallies first began earlier this mont.

# baghdad - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:45 PM 7,995 Views 5 Comments

Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.

# baghdad - Monday 15 January, 2018

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast
# Iraq
# Iraq

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

Jan 15th 2018, 7:30 AM 4,552 Views 5 Comments

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.

# baghdad - Monday 16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
# Kirkuk
# Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

Oct 16th 2017, 2:55 PM 9,087 Views 10 Comments

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

# baghdad - Thursday 16 February, 2017

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq
# Terror Attacks
# Terror Attacks

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq

Feb 16th 2017, 7:10 PM 7,963 Views 15 Comments

A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today.

# baghdad - Monday 2 January, 2017

Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood
# Sadr City
# Sadr City

Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood

Jan 2nd 2017, 10:09 AM 7,973 Views 18 Comments

Many of the victims were labourers waiting for work.

# baghdad - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Aug 10th 2016, 9:51 AM 10,437 Views 18 Comments

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

# baghdad - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion
# Isis
# Isis

Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion

Jul 6th 2016, 9:46 AM 8,545 Views 22 Comments

An Isis suicide bomber detonated a lorry packed with explosives in the predominantly-Shia Karrada district of the Iraqi capital during preparations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr

# baghdad - Sunday 3 July, 2016

At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad
# Explosions
# Explosions

At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad

Jul 3rd 2016, 6:40 PM 23,145 Views 134 Comments

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.

# baghdad - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone
# Fortress
# Fortress

Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone

May 1st 2016, 2:14 PM 13,884 Views 25 Comments

More than 55 people have also died in a number of bomb blasts.

# baghdad - Friday 25 March, 2016

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match

Mar 25th 2016, 8:02 PM 30,264 Views 46 Comments

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# baghdad - Monday 18 January, 2016

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq

Jan 18th 2016, 9:16 AM 12,353 Views 13 Comments

The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.

# baghdad - Saturday 26 September, 2015

40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster
# Deadly Stampede
# Deadly Stampede

40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster

Sep 26th 2015, 3:45 PM 16,713 Views 72 Comments

Over 3,980 people have died in tragedies in the hajj since 1975.

# baghdad - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'
# War
# War

Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'

Jul 19th 2015, 7:45 AM 15,621 Views 24 Comments

A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.

# baghdad - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time
# Air Strike
# Air Strike

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time

Sep 16th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,060 Views 51 Comments

Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.

# baghdad - Monday 15 September, 2014

Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State
# Military Assistance
# Military Assistance

Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State

Sep 15th 2014, 10:39 PM 12,049 Views 85 Comments

30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.

# baghdad - Monday 11 August, 2014

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq
# Nuri Al-Maliki
# Nuri Al-Maliki

US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq

Aug 11th 2014, 6:33 AM 6,648 Views 47 Comments

It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.

# baghdad - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb
# Police Checkpoint
# Police Checkpoint

23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:54 PM 3,942 Views 25 Comments

At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded.

# baghdad - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq

Jul 9th 2014, 4:51 PM 5,498 Views 18 Comments

Separately today, the Iraqi prime minister has accused the Kurdish government of protecting militants.

# baghdad - Saturday 28 June, 2014

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq

Jun 28th 2014, 10:07 AM 6,717 Views 65 Comments

The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.

# baghdad - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink
# Tensions
# Tensions

John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink

Jun 24th 2014, 8:01 AM 4,565 Views 44 Comments

There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.

# baghdad - Monday 23 June, 2014

US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace
# Insurgency
# Insurgency

US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace

Jun 23rd 2014, 4:18 PM 3,061 Views 21 Comments

The US Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks today during a visit Baghdad’s Green Zone.

# baghdad - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing
# Isis
# Isis

Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:29 AM 3,964 Views 11 Comments

The seizure of Al-Qaim leaves just one of three official border crossings with Syria in the hands of the central government.

# baghdad - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq
# Action
# Action

Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

Jun 19th 2014, 7:57 PM 5,271 Views 50 Comments

He said that the US would be prepared to take targeted and precise military action.

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official
# Iraq
# Iraq

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official

Jun 19th 2014, 5:36 PM 4,733 Views 19 Comments

President Obama has vowed not to approve “boots on the ground” in Iraq — three years after a large American force withdrew.

# baghdad - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad
# Deployed
# Deployed

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

Jun 17th 2014, 2:27 PM 3,639 Views 12 Comments

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.

# baghdad - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move
# Insurgency
# Insurgency

Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move

Jun 14th 2014, 2:41 PM 7,939 Views 76 Comments

The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.

# baghdad - Friday 13 June, 2014

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad
# Crisis
# Crisis

US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad

Jun 13th 2014, 7:23 AM 4,707 Views 87 Comments

President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.

# baghdad - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts
# Mosul
# Mosul

Militants seize Iraq's second largest city, as troops throw away uniforms and abandon posts

Jun 10th 2014, 10:17 AM 6,367 Views 101 Comments

The militant groups have launched a series of major operations in Iraq in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting the weakness of the country’s security forces.

# baghdad - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Security forces face "huge challenge" as attacks showcase strength of Iraqi militants

Jun 8th 2014, 12:44 PM 5,257 Views 48 Comments

The country is experiencing its worst violence in years.

# baghdad - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 9th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,665 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# baghdad - Monday 10 February, 2014

Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson
# Baghdad
# Baghdad

Militants killed after accidental explosion during bomb-making lesson

Feb 10th 2014, 6:18 PM 7,155 Views 40 Comments

Seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts were found the area.

# baghdad - Sunday 5 January, 2014

US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight"
# Iraq
# Iraq

US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight"

Jan 5th 2014, 10:25 AM 5,866 Views 76 Comments

Iraq lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a city where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.

# baghdad - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008
# 2013
# 2013

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Jan 1st 2014, 2:31 PM 5,902 Views 64 Comments

Iraq Body Count, an NGO, said that around two-thirds of deaths occurred in the second half of 2013.

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