Christmas attacks show security challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan
In Iraq, a car bomb exploded outside a church in southern Baghdad just as worshipers were leaving a Christmas Day service, killing many. In another attack Wednesday, a car bomb went off at an outdoor market where many Christians shop, police said.
Deadly bombing near church in Iraq...US Embassy compound in Afghanistan hit ...
New York Times
US Sends Arms to Aid Iraq Fight With Extremists
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western ...
Voice of America
Deadly bombings target Christians in Iraq
BAGHDAD -- Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood ...
US condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq
Christmas bombings kill 34 in Iraq
Militants in Iraq storm TV station; anchor among dead
(CNN) -- A news anchor and four other people were killed on Monday in a suicide bombing after armed militants stormed a TV complex in Tikrit, Iraq, police said. The violence unfolded when a car bomb exploded outside Salaheddin TV and the local offices ...
Christmas day bombings kill at least 37 in Iraq
New York Post
BAGHDAD — Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood ...
Christians targeted in Christmas day bombings in Iraq
This year has been the most violent in Iraq since 2008 in terms of sectarian clashes, with more than 6,650 people having been killed since the beginning of 2013, according to figures gathered by news agency AFP. Hardline Sunni Muslim militants linked ...
Iraq closes border with ally Syria
Iraq ordered on Tuesday the closure of its border with Syria as the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is conducting a massive military operation hunting for al-Qaeda and militant hideouts in the country's western desert. Iraq's Prime ...
Al-Qaeda group claims attack on Iraq station
An Al-Qaeda-linked fighters claimed an attack on an Iraqi television station headquarters that killed five journalists, while the UN envoy condemned the targeting of media in Iraq. At the direction of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's "war ...
Another dark Christmas for Iraq's Christians
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - It's Christmas in Baghdad, and once again Iraq's Christians are celebrating behind blast walls and barbed wire. At least 34 people died in bomb attacks in Christian areas on Wednesday, some by a car bomb near a church after a ...
Bloody Christmas for Iraq's Christians
Christians may be being targeted more since the majority Shi'ite community began to side with them, believing them both to be victims of the government's sectarian policies, and al-Qaeda attacks. Iraq's Shi'ites say they are being persecuted by the ...