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No one claimed responsibility for the latest rocket attacks, but the US has blamed Iran-aligned militia factions for repeatedly targeting its assets in Iraq.

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

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Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, saying most US troops will leave within days.

Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

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Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general ...

Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

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Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

'Little known' groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Iraqi Hezbollah, posing a 'threat' to the ...

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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

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Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

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US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially ...

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was ...

Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

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Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as ...

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

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 ...

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected militiamen from the pro-Iranian Kataeb Hezbollah group

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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 ...

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US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

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 ...

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Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

US-led coalition troops begin leaving Iraqi bases

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US-led coalition troops begin leaving Iraqi bases

Just hours after an attack reportedly struck an Iraq base housing foreign forces, officials confirmed US-coalition troops began withdrawing from ...

Rockets strike Iraq base hosting foreign troops

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Rockets strike Iraq base hosting foreign troops

For the third time in a week, rockets struck an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and NATO troops.

Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

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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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