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A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

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Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations at the weekend.

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

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Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

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Airstrikes kill 26 Iraqi fighters in Syria

The death toll of an airstrike that killed Hashd al-Shaabi fighters has risen to 26.

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Iraq leaders, UN condemn deadly Baghdad attack

Iraqi politicians and the UN have condemned an attack on US-led coalition soldiers in Baghdad.

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack ...

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Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US ...

Rockets strike US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone

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Rockets strike US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone

Multiple rockets struck the US embassy and a nearby coalition base, according to reports, as Iran-backed paramilitary groups announced a ...

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Iraq's Sadr dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

Moqtada al-Sadr's 'blue cap's will be dissolved, the popular cleric said on Tuesday, after widespread backlash triggered by a deadly ...

Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

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Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

Sadr, a former militia leader with millions of devoted followers across the country, first backed the rallies but split with the movement by ...

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills Iran-backed Iraqi fighters

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Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills Iran-backed Iraqi fighters

Three villages in the Albu Kamal area known for housing forces loyal to Tehran have been targeted by drone strikes since Wednesday.

Rockets fired at Baghdad's Green Zone

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Rockets fired at Baghdad's Green Zone

Rockets have been fired at Baghdad's Green Zone the high-security enclave where foreign embassies are based.

Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

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Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

The move came after widespread anger of the killing of Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandest on Friday.

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Iraq PM joins thousands mourning commanders killed by US

Adel Abdel Mahdi joined Muhandis associate Hadi al-Ameri, Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim, former premier Nouri al-Maliki and other pro-Iran figures in a crowd of thousands.

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Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis: Iran's man leading Iraq's paramilitaries

Secretive, ideological and unflinchingly loyal to Iran, Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was assassinated in a US strike ...

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With pro-Iran groups at helm, Iraq 'risks becoming pariah'

Analysts warn that Iran-backed militias could destabilise Iraq and isolate the country at a time of need.

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Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly strikes

Iraq warned that its relations with the United States were at risk after US air strikes against a pro-Iran group sparked anger on the streets, ...

Iran slams US strikes on allied Iraqi militia

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Iran slams US strikes on allied Iraqi militia

"America must put an end to its occupying presence," Iran's government spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday.

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Iraqi paramilitary force vows revenge for US strikes

The Iraqi Popular Mobilisation militia coalition has vowed revenge against US troops in Iraq after airstrikes against the pro-Iran Kataib ...

US strikes kill 15 Iran-backed fighters in Iraq

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US strikes kill 15 Iran-backed fighters in Iraq

Fifteen fighters, including commanders, were killed Sunday night in US strikes against a pro-Iran armed group in western Iraq, an official from ...

US contractor killed in 'biggest attack' on Iraq base

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US contractor killed in 'biggest attack' on Iraq base

At least 30 rockets hit the Kirkuk base, including an ammunition depot, while four more rockets were found in their tubes in a truck at the ...

Fresh rocket attack targets Iraq base hosting US troops

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Fresh rocket attack targets Iraq base hosting US troops

Two rockets struck an airbase near Baghdad overnight on Thursday, amid mounting concern in Washington over attacks on US overseas bases and ...

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