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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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Iraq's Sunnis Won't Fight ISIS for U.S.

Nov 3 2014 2:16pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Iraq's Sunnis won't fight ISIS for the U.S. says NIQASH, a non-profit media organization operating out of Berlin. Without Sunni support, America's war in Iraq cannot succeed. Here's why. Negotiations Fail According to NIQASH, a source at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said there have been secret negotiations between various Sunni Muslim armed factions, via Arab and Iraqi Kurdish intermediaries, for the past three months. At the request of U.S. diplomats ...
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Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe

Nov 3 2014 10:17am CST | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants publicly shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children Monday, an Iraqi o ...
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Islamic State kills 85 more members of Iraqi tribe

Nov 1 2014 6:31am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed 85 more members of the Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq, in a killing campaign launch ...
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Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq

Oct 30 2014 9:45am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in ...
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Bad News: Appointment of Shia Militiaman to Iraqi Cabinet

Oct 30 2014 9:25am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A key part of America's strategy in Iraq is the creation of an "inclusive" government in Baghdad, one that will pull together the Shias, Sunnis and Kurds. This has been a persistent American myth since the 2003 invasion, one that is impossible realize and thus a single point of failure for Obama's war. History of the Myth First, in 2003, as symbol of the democracy the U.S. sought to create in Iraq, then again in 2006 ...
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150 Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass grave

Oct 30 2014 7:03am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found ...
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Kurds key in fight against Islamic State group

Oct 29 2014 8:22am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major part of the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish p ...
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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 eject ...
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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 congre ...
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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 ...
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