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Qaida group claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings

Oct 1 2013, 5:10am CDT | by IANS

Baghdad, Oct 1 (IANS) Iraq's Al Qaida Front Tuesday claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday that killed and wounded scores of people.

Baghdad, Oct 1 — Iraq's Al Qaida Front Tuesday claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday that killed and wounded scores of people. In an online statement,...

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Qaida group claims responsibility for Baghdad bombings

Oct 1 2013, 5:10am CDT | by IANS

Baghdad, Oct 1 (IANS) Iraq's Al Qaida Front Tuesday claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday that killed and wounded scores of people.

Baghdad, Oct 1 — Iraq's Al Qaida Front Tuesday claimed responsibility for a wave of car bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday that killed and wounded scores of people.

In an online statement, the front said that its fighters "simultaneously hit selected targets", which were security headquarters, military patrols, strongholds of Shiite militia groups and leading figures in the security forces as well as the Iraqi Shiite-dominated government.

The statement also said that the attacks came at a time when Iraqi security forces were intensifying security measures in Baghdad and carrying out a major offensive in the Sunni areas around Baghdad to stop ongoing insurgent attacks.

A total of 13 car bombings Monday ripped through the Shiite districts in Baghdad, killing some 41 people and wounding 151.

The Monday attacks came amid growing tension between the Sunnis and the Shiite-dominated government as the Sunnis in Iraq have been staging anti-government protests for nearly nine months against being marginalised by Nouri al-Maliki's government and "suppressed" by his Shiite-led security forces.

However, the worst security deterioration in Iraq began April 23 after the security forces cracked down on a Sunni Arab protest camp in the northern city of Hawijah.

The crackdown sparked fierce clashes across the country's predominantly Sunni provinces between the Sunni tribes and the security forces.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of violence in recent years which raises fears that the country is sliding back to full blown civil conflict that peaked in 2006 and 2007 when the monthly death toll sometimes exceeded 3,000.

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4 Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq deaths

Oct 22 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: WND

(NBC NEWS) WASHINGTON — A federal jury on Wednesday returned guilty verdicts for the four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder, and the three other three guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — guilty of at least three counts of voluntary manslaughter. The four men we ...
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Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

Oct 22 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were accused of murder and manslaughter in connection with a deadly 2007 ...
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Jury Issues Guilty Verdicts For Blackwater Guards

Oct 22 2014 11:22am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards — Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard — were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter. The four men were charged with a combined 33 counts in the shootings. The jur ...
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Iraqi Forces Clash With ISIS Fighters West of Baghdad

Oct 22 2014 6:52am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

BAGHDAD, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. The sources added that around 400 fighters amassed in the nearby towns of Fallujah and Karma the day before, piling pressure on the capital's western flank. Government forces ...
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Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out

Oct 22 2014 4:19am CDT | Source: Townhall's

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) — The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can. ...
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Australia to Dispatch 200 Special Forces to Iraq

Oct 21 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Big Government

Australia has finalized a deal with Baghdad to deploy 200 soldiers from its special forces to train and assist Iraqi security troops to fight against Islamic State jihadists, according to various news outlets. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced that she reached an agreement with Baghdad to move forward with the deployment of the Australian special forces. Australia is part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (also k ...
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Report: ISIS Surrounds 'One of the Biggest Bases' in Anbar Province

Oct 14 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Big Government

CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedemen reported that ISIS terrorists had surrounded an Iraqi air base located “about 110 miles west of Baghdad,” which is described as "one of the biggest bases" in the Anbar province and were expected to launch an attack against it on Tuesday’s “CNN Newsroom.” Wedemen said that “police sources” told him that “one of the biggest bases [the Ayn al-Asad Airbase] in Anbar ...
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Rights group: Iraq Shiite militias killing Sunnis

Oct 14 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Shiite militias have abducted and killed "scores" of Sunni civilians with the tacit support of the government in retali ...
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Iraq's Kurdish region has supplied military aid to Kurds in Kobani: Iraqi Kurdish official

Oct 14 2014 4:19am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has provided military aid to Kurdish fighters in the embattled city of Kobani,... ...
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ISIS could hold swath from northern Syria to the gates of Baghdad

Oct 13 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Infowars

Leaders in Iraq's Anbar province pleaded for U.S. gr ...
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