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Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

At least 11 people, including five members of the tribal Hashed, were killed in an Islamic State militant group attack near Baghdad airport.

Baghdad protesters demand ouster of US troops from Iraq

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Baghdad protesters demand ouster of US troops from Iraq

Iraq's parliament voted to oust foreign forces earlier this year.

Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

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Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

Pro-Iran paramilitary network Hashed al-Shaabi has been accused of firing rockets at US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

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A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public services and endemic corruption.

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Civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport

Three Iraqi children and two women from the same family were killed Monday when a rocket targeting Baghdad airport, where US troops are ...

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Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

The meeting comes amid a spate of attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters.

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US calls on Iraq to dismantle armed groups

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraq to take action against armed groups amid increasing attacks in the country.

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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

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Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

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Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the ...

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 crackdown ...

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.

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