More Iraq Articles

  • Bombs targeting soldiers, shoppers kill 16 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Attacks across Iraq, including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighborhood in the country's capital, killed at least 16 people Saturday, authorities said. The deadliest attacks struck Baghdad's predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Dora. Saturday morning,...

  • Bomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. Police officers say the explosion took place in the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhood of al-Ameen on Friday morning. Health officials...

  • With no Iraq-Afghan memorial, Vietnam vets to honor 7,000 dead in first-ever roll call

    Years away from even being allowed to have a war memorial, the dead from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will be honored by their fellow Vietnam veterans Memorial Day weekend at The Wall, where the first-ever reading of the names of all the post-9/11 heroes will take place.

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad,...

  • Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

    BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable. The closure is the latest chapter in the history...

  • New report says sophisticated U.S. military equipment for sale in Tehran bazaar

    Looking for the latest U.S. military equipment but can't find anybody to sell it to you here in the United States? Then head over to Tehran and check out "Iran's one-stop shop for U.S. Army gear." That's according to Lebanon's Daily Star newspaper, a highly credible Middle Eastern publication....

  • Iraq closes notorious prison over security issues

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns. Hassan al-Shimmari said Tuesday that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other prisons in safer areas of the country. He says it was a...

  • Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy premier's office. No one claimed responsibility for the...

  • Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the 2011 U.S....

  • Attacks across Iraq kill at least 15 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen near Iraq's capital kidnapped and later shot to death six men, the deadliest of a series of attacks Sunday that killed at least 15 people across the country, authorities said. The gunmen broke into the homes at dawn Sunday in the town of Latifiyah, a mainly Sunni town 30...

  • Attacks on Iraqi army, marketplace kill 6 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say separate attacks targeting the military and a marketplace in Baghdad have killed six people, including members of the security forces. Police officials say the first attack took place on Friday morning, when three mortar shells slammed into a military base...

  • Official: Troops kill 40 gunmen near Iraqi capital

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighting between Iraqi government troops and al-Qaida-inspired militants killed 40 gunmen and an army officer Thursday near Baghdad, authorities said, as attacks elsewhere in the country left five people dead ahead of elections this month. In a statement posted on the Interior...

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

    RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade...

  • Attacks kill 16 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks in Iraq, including a shooting at a security checkpoint and a suicide car bomb, killed 16 people and destroyed a bridge on Sunday, said officials. Police officials said the deadliest attack took place when attackers sprayed with bullets a group of troops...

  • Iraq's West Qurna-2 oil field starts production

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's oil minister says Russia's Lukoil-led group has begun pumping oil from the massive West Qurna-2 oil field in southern Iraq. At a Saturday inauguration ceremony, Abdul-Karim Elaibi announced that production had started at 120,000 barrels per day increasing to 400,000...



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