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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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Report: ISIS Fighting Just One Mile Outside Baghdad Despite Airstrikes

Sep 29 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Big Government

This story originally appeared in The Daily Mail: Fierce fighting has been reported on the outskirts of Baghdad where ISIS militants are attempting to seize control of the Iraqi capital - despite ongoing Western airstrikes against the terror group. The fighting is taking place just one mile to the west of the city, with government forces desperately trying to hold off the militants, who allegedly killed up t ...
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Report: ISIS Kills Nearly 300 Soldiers at Iraqi Army Base

Sep 26 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Islamic State jihadists have claimed responsibility for overwhelming an Iraqi army base near Baghdad and killing nearly 300 soldiers in the attack, CNN reported.   According to a September 25 report, two unidentified Iraqi security officials told CNN that 113 Iraqi troops were executed in the attack on the Sejar military base, located east of insurgent-controlled Fallujah near Baghdad.  Another 78 Iraqi soldiers were missing and nearly 300 were stranded, according to th ...
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4 days ago

Iraq's Prime Minister Warns of ISIS Attack on American Subway Systems

Sep 25 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Big Government

According to the new Iraqi prime minister, ISIS is planning attacks on America subways. Thursday in New York during a brief press meeting at the United Nations, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters, "I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad, where there was an arrest of a few elements, and there are networks planning from inside Iraq to attack in the metros of Paris and the U.S." President Barack Obama had met with the Prime ...
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Iraqi Prime Minister: Plot Uncovered To Attack U.S. And French Subways

Sep 25 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says his country's intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an imminent attack on subway systems in United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad on Thursday, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Asked if the attack was imminent, he said, "Yes." Asked if the attacked had been t ...
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Islamic State Execute Female Iraqi Human Rights Activist

Sep 25 2014 7:27am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court, the United Nations said Thursday. Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was seized from her home on Sept. 17 after allegedly posting messages on Facebook that were critical of the militants' destruction of religious sites in Mosul. Her Facebook page appears to ...
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Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

Sep 23 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings fo ...
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Iraq officials: Baghdad car bomb kills 17 people

Sep 23 2014 12:57pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police officials say a car bomb on a busy commercial street in Baghdad has killed at least 17 people and wounded ...
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Islamic State Militants Parade Captured Iraqi Soldiers

Sep 23 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents in a city west of Baghdad say the Islamic State group has paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a show of strength in the militant stronghold. Fallujah residents say about 30 men in Iraqi military uniform were driven in the back of seized military vehicles through the city on Tuesday. Fallujah is about 65 kilometers (30 miles) west of Baghdad. Residents say militants driving the convoy blasted songs glorifying the leader of the Islamic State group ...
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Feinstein: ISIS Great Threat to US -- They Behead Little Girls in Party Dresses

Sep 21 2014 1:03pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said while there are several threats facing America, the level of brutality ISIS has shown is the most worrisome. Feinstein said, "With ISIL, in my view this aims to be a country, a caliphate. It has a third of Syria already, it has occupied some 14, 15 cities in Iraq. It beheads children. I have a picture of what I estimate to be a six-year-old girl in a ...
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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

Sep 17 2014 10:34am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help figh ...
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