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Iraq closes border crossing point with Syria


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Iraq Wednesday closed a major border checkpoint with Syria in the country's Anbar province, said an Iraqi Border Police source.Iraq closed the Al-Qaim border checkpoint early ... Read more...

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Five killed in Iraq violence


May 24th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 24 (IANS) At least five people have been killed, including three pilgrims, and many injured in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq, said police.The deadliest attack occurred ... Read more...

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Iraq official survives bomb attack


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS) The governor of eastern Iraq's Diyala province Saturday survived a roadside bomb explosion that targetted his convoy, Xinhua reported.Governor Hisham al-Hiyali was travelling Saturday near the ... Read more...

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43 killed, over 190 wounded in Iraq bomb attacks (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) As many as 43 people were killed and over 190 wounded in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq Tuesday, the police said.One of the deadliest ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Iraq insurgent attacks


November 20th, 2011 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) At least six police personnel and three insurgents were killed Saturday in separate insurgent attacks in Iraq's western Anbar province, Xinhua reported.Five policemen and ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill four during hostage crisis in western Iraq


October 4th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
RAMADI, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) -- A group of gunmen stormed a police station in western Iraq on Monday morning, taking a number of people hostage and killing several of them before security ... Read more...

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22 Shias killed in Iraq bus attack


September 13th, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 13 (IANS) Twenty-two Shia Muslims on board a bus were shot dead by gunmen in western Iraq, Xinhua reported.The attackers stopped the bus that was travelling from Syria ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Iraq bomb blasts


August 4th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 3 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 15 injured as two roadside bomb blasts rattled an Iraqi city Wednesday, Xinhua reported.The blasts occurred in capital ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill tribal leader, woman official in Iraq


February 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 16 (IANS) In two separate incidents in Iraq, unidentified gunmen killed a Sunni Arab tribal leader and a government official in central and northern parts of the country ... Read more...

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39 Al Qaeda militants captured in Iraq


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 2 (IANS) Thirty-nine suspected Al Qaeda militants, including the outfit's leaders in Iraq's western province of Anbar, have been captured by security forces, a media report said Thursday."Iraqi security forces ... Read more...

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US Marines prepared for long haul in Afghanistan


August 28th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.28 (ANI): American Marines deployed in war-torn Afghanistan have said that they are prepared for the long haul, and determined to neutralise the Taliban's aggressive designs.Lance Corporal Kevin Oratowski, who ... Read more...

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40 killed in Iraq, suicide attackers had Down Syndrome (Second Lead)


July 18th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 18 (DPA) At least 36 members of the Sahwa militia were killed Sunday in a suicide bomb explosion believed to have been carried out by a pair of attackers with ... Read more...

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14 killed in Iraqi violence (Lead)


June 7th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 7 (IANS) Fourteen people were killed and 57 wounded Monday in attacks targeting police in Baghdad and in the country's western Anbar province, Xinhua reported. A policeman and a civilian were ... Read more...

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Iraq launches new offensive against Al Qaeda


April 26th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 26 (IANS/AKI) Iraqi security forces Monday launched a fresh offensive against Al Qaeda in the country's Diyala province, a week after two top leaders of the terror network were killed ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Iraq car bombing


March 15th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 15 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 13 wounded Monday in a car bomb explosion in Iraq's western Anbar province, police said. The blast took place when a booby-trapped ... Read more...

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Car bomb attack kills four in Iraq


August 2nd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 2 (Xinhua) Four people were killed and 17 others injured in a car bomb attack at a busy market place in western Iraq Sunday, the police said. The incident took place ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills seven in Iraq


July 15th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ramadi (Iraq), July 15 (Xinhua) Seven people were killed and 16 injured Wednesday in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq's western city of Ramadi, police said. A suicide bomber rammed his ... Read more...

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Drought reveals archaeological treasures in Iraq


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): As the Euphrates River dries up in Iraqs western Anbar province, ancient buildings are emerging from the river bed, which archaeologists can now access for the first ... Read more...

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70 percent of Taliban fighting only for money in Afghanistan: Biden


March 11th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels (Belgium), Mar.11 (ANI): United States Vice President Joe Biden has claimed that at least 70 percent of Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan are mercenaries fighting only for money. He said that these ... Read more...

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Canada opposes US plan to arm Afghan militias


December 22nd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Canada, which has more than 2,500 troops fighting in Afghanistan, has rejected the American idea of arming rival tribal militias to contain the Taliban there.The American proposal to ... Read more...

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Nine killed in car bomb attacks in western Iraq


December 4th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Fallujah (Iraq), Dec 4 (Xinhua) At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured Thursday in two separate suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq's western province of Anbar, the police said.In ... Read more...

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Senior US officials worried over expanding al Qaedas influence in Pak


October 10th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 10 (ANI): Two senior US officials have warned that al Qaeda has expanded its influence from the tribal belt to the settled areas of Pakistan , attacking targets ... Read more...

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US may pull out troops from Iraqi capital within 10 months


September 5th, 2008 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 5 (DPA) US commander in Iraq General David Petraeus said Thursday he would call for the pullout of US troops from Baghdad within 10 months because of declining violence in ... Read more...

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US troops to hand over Anbar province’s security to Iraqis


September 1st, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 1 (DPA) Iraqi forces have finalised their preparations to take over responsibility for security in the western Anbar province, a spokesman for the Iraqi forces has said. "US forces will ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Iraq chief now in Afghanistan: Report


July 31st, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 31 (DPA) The top leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq has left the country for Afghanistan, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Citing named sources in both the militant group and ... Read more...

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At least 10 killed, 42 injured in Iraq blasts (Lead)


July 9th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, July 9 (DPA) A suicide bomber targeting a military convoy carrying an army general killed at least four persons and injured 22 in Iraq's northern city of Mosul while a twin-bomb ... Read more...

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At least 22 people killed, rockets discovered in Iraq


May 7th, 2008 - 10:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 7 (DPA) At least 22 people died Wednesday in a fresh bout of violence in Iraq, including eight people in a US strike on Baghdad's Shia enclave of Sadr City, ... Read more...

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Five US soldiers killed, Shia mosque blown up in Iraq


May 4th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 4 (DPA) Five US soldiers were killed in two attacks in Iraq, US military said Sunday, while in the southern city of Basra the Iraqi army blew up a mosque ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 40 Shia pilgrims in Iraq


February 24th, 2008 - 11:20 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Baghdad, Feb 24 (DPA) A suicide bomber killed 40 people and injured 60 others in a centre for Shia pilgrims in the Iraqi town of Iskandriya, south of Baghdad, police and ... Read more...

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Seven killed in two blasts in Iraq


February 22nd, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) Xinhua Fallujah (Iraq) Feb 22 (Xinhua) At least five people were killed and 10 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police checkpoint at a popular market in Iraq's western ... Read more...

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Fallujah, once hotbed of Sunni rebellion, rejects new Iraqi flag


February 20th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, Feb 20 (DPA) The new Iraqi flag - purged of references to former president Saddam Hussein - has been rejected by the local council of the western Iraqi town of Fallujah, ... Read more...

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US may enlist Pak tribes to combat al Qaeda


November 19th, 2007 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The US military has proposed the enlisting of tribal leaders to contain the Taliban and al Qaeda, senior US military officials have revealed.If this proposal is accepted, ... Read more...

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