Car bombs kill at least 10 people in Iraqi capital – TVNZ

TVNZA police officer says the blast from a parked car rigged with explosives ripped through a bus station in the capital’s southwestern neighbourhood of Bayaa, killing seven commuters and wounding…

Quadruple Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 25 – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Three bombs that targeted public markets and a fourth bomb placed outside a Shiite mosque exploded Monday night in Baghdad, killing 25 people and wounding dozens,…

Baghdad bombs, one near foreign ministry, kill 24 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Three explosions in Baghdad, including one opposite the foreign ministry, killed 24 people on Wednesday, the latest in the country’s worst surge of violence in nearly six years.…

Car Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 13 People – ABC News

ABC NewsA new series of car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 13 people, officials said, as Iraq’s Shiite-led government grapples with a stubborn Sunni extremist-led…

Iraq forces free hostages as January toll tops 900 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Iraqi forces ended a hostage-taking at a Baghdad government building killing four militants on Thursday, as nationwide violence took January’s death toll past 900 with elections looming. The…

Iraq troops free hostages at Baghdad building – BBC News

BBC NewsIraqi security forces have freed all the hostages taken by gunmen at a building in Baghdad next the ministry of human rights, officials say. Three of the eight attackers…

Bombings kill 21 people in Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a series of bombings across Baghdad, targeting marketplaces and two court buildings, has killed 21 people. The explosions came as Iraqi forces continue…

Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaeda militants from a provincial capital, an assault that killed or wounded…

Iraqi special forces, tribesmen assault militants in Ramadi – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi tribesmen backed by police special forces and helicopter gunships assaulted al Qaeda-linked militants in the eastern and southern outskirts of the city of Ramadi on Sunday,…

Iraq Bombings and Fighting Kill Dozens – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of Anbar Province, killed at least 30 people…

Top US general disappointed with situation in Iraq – Xinhua

XinhuaWASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has expressed his disappointment with situation in Iraq after U.S. troops pulled out in 2011, U.S.…

Iraq Violence Kills 14 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaViolence in Iraq has left at least 14 people dead and 50 others wounded. Authorities say four car bombings and mortar fire shook the capital, Baghdad, Saturday. There…

At least 17 killed in Baghdad bombings – The Hindu

The HinduAt least 17 people were killed on Saturday in a series of car bombings which rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police said. The attacks — involving at least six…

Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S.…

8 family members among 14 shot dead in Baghdad – CNN

CNNBaghdad (CNN) — The bodies of 14 men shot dead and with some signs of torture were found in an area north of Baghdad on Thursday, police said. The men…

Bodies of 14 kidnapped Sunni tribesmen found in Iraq – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – The bodies of 14 Sunni Muslim tribesmen were found in date palm groves north of Baghdad on Thursday, a day after they were kidnapped by uniformed men…

Iraq Bombings Kill 41 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BAGHDAD—A wave of bombings across Iraq striking…

Bombings kill 12 people around Iraqi capital – Businessweek

BusinessweekBAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say a series of bombings around the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 12 people. Police say the deadliest in Wednesday’s bombings took place…

Car bombing kills 9 civilians in Iraqi capital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb at a bustling bus station in central Baghdad has killed at least nine civilians and wounded 16. A police officer…

Bombing kills 12 at Iraq army recruiting center – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military recruiting center in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 12 people — an attack that was likely…

Obama’s Foreign Policy Successes Imperiled by Iraq Violence – Bloomberg

BloombergPresident Barack Obama, whose top foreign policy achievements include killing Osama bin Laden and ending the war in Iraq, now faces the prospect of a safe haven for anti-Western extremists…

Troops battle al-Qaida fighters near Baghdad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIraq’s government urged Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city. The seizure of Fallujah and nearby Ramadi mark the most direct…

Iraqis Make Gains Against Militants in Key City – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and their tribal allies made gains in heavy fighting on Sunday in Ramadi, reclaiming parts of the city from Sunni militants aligned with…

Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s…

Bombings kill 20 in Baghdad as Iraq violence surges – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — A new wave of bombings hit Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, killing at least 20 people Sunday, officials said, the latest assault by militants who have been fighting…

11 killed in series of bomb attacks in Iraqi capital – Xinhua

XinhuaBAGHDAD, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — At least 11 people were killed and 45 others wounded in a series of bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, a…

Al-Qaeda sweep in Iraq cities revives battleground – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi cities that were strongholds of Sunni insurgents during the U.S. war in the country are battlegrounds once more after al-Qaeda militants largely took them…

Iraq Fighters, Qaeda Allies, Claim Falluja As New State – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Black-clad Sunni militants of Al Qaeda destroyed the Falluja Police Headquarters and mayor’s office, planted their flag atop other government buildings and decreed the western Iraqi…

Deadly Shootout and Arrest in Iraq Set Off Sunni Protests – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — A raid by Iraqi security forces on the home of a prominent Sunni member of Parliament on Saturday morning in Anbar Province set off a two-hour…

UPDATE 4-Christmas bombings kill 34 in Iraq – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Car bomb kills 24 after Christmas mass. * Separate attacks on Shi’ites, police kill 10. * Al Qaeda-linked groups have targeted Christians (Adds quote and detail from…

Officials: Car bomb kills 15 near Baghdad church – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb went off near a Baghdad church during Christmas Mass, killing at least 15 people. A police officer says Wednesday’s explosion…

Christmas bomb attacks kill 20 in Baghdad’s Christian areas – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 20 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, including a car bomb that exploded near a church after a…

Bombings Across Baghdad Kill 25 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA series of bombings in and around Iraq’s capital has killed at least 25 people. Baghdad police said the Sunday blasts hit primarily Shi’ite neighborhoods and wounded at…