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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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First U.S. Soldier Dies In Campaign Against Islamic State

Oct 25 2014 10:18am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California. The Pentagon isn't providing more details and says it's investigating. On Oct. 2, the Navy said a Marine who ej ...
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Church Leader: 90 Percent of Orthodox Christians in Iraq Have Been Displaced

Oct 25 2014 8:31am CDT | Source: Big Government

The Islamic State's (ISIS/ISIL) invasion of Iraq has left 90% of the nation's Orthodox Christians displaced, fleeing religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, according to Ghattas Hazim, Greek Orthodox Bishop for Baghdad, Kuwait, and their surroundings, who must now travel into that territory and unite his congregation. In an interview with Al Monitor, Hazim confirmed that current estimates of Christians belonging to his congregation in Iraq have reduced dramatically, with 90 ...
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U.S. Is Investigating Report That Islamic State Used Chlorine Gas

Oct 23 2014 8:58pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

American officials said they were examining a report that 11 police officers were sickened after a bomb dispersed chlorine gas last month ne ...
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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 were charged with ...
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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 2 ...
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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 shoot ...
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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 f ...
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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 ...
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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 known as ISIS and ISIL) in Iraq and Syria. ...
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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 province is now surrou ...
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