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Jihadists closing in on Baghdad; Kurds join fray

Iraq Violence

Jihadists pushed toward Baghdad on Friday as US President Barack Obama said he was exploring all options to save Iraq’s security forces from collapse and US companies evacuated hundreds from a major air base.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

This image made from video posted by Iraqi0Revolution, a group supporting the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday, June 12, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows militants on Al-Sharqat base north of Tikrit, Iraq. The al-Qaida-inspired group that led the charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week has vowed to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government’s ability to slow the assault following lightening gains. Fighters from ISIL on Wednesday took Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces.  AP

The al-Qaida-inspired group that led the charge in capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed on Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government’s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents’ lightning gains.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Officials say attacks across Iraq kill 14

Burned vehicles remain in the Industrial Stadium a day after a series of bombs exploded in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Suicide bombers killed dozens of people Friday at a sports stadium hosting a campaign rally for thousands of supporters of a militant Shiite group before parliamentary elections, authorities said--an attack that could unleash more sectarian violence. AP

A series of attacks in Iraq, mainly bombings targeting markets and commercial streets, killed 14 people Sunday, officials said.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide attack in Baghdad cafe kills 12 people

People inspect the site of a car bomb explosion at a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 16, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant killed and wound scores of people, Saturday in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, authorities said. AP

A suicide bomber struck inside a Baghdad cafe overnight where customers were watching a football game on TV, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bombings kill at least 22 in Iraqi capital

Smoke rises after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. AP

Multiple bombings rocked central Baghdad on Wednesday, striking mainly near the heavily fortified Green Zone where key government offices are located and killing at least 22 people, Iraqi officials said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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