Deadly Iraq bombings target cafe, school and playground
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 41 wounded on Monday in a suicide bomb attack on a crowded cafe in Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, part of the worst wave of violence in Iraq in around five years. Two roadside bombs ...
Attacks including cafe bomb kill 26 in central and western Iraq
Suicide attack hits cafe in central Iraq
Suicide bomber kills 13 in cafe in central Iraq
Zarqawism Lives: Iraq's al Qaeda Nightmare Is Back
A rising wave of extreme anti-Shia sectarian violence is sweeping Iraq. Hundreds have died in terror attacks this summer. The mass slaughter of Shia at the hands of al Qaeda threatens to drag the country back to civil war. Worse, al Qaeda in Iraq has ...
Iraq's deadliest month: Who's behind the bloodshed?
A look behind surging violence in Iraq
State Department confirms al Qaeda in Iraq leader has relocated to Syria
Syria Splits Shiite Clergy in Iraq, Iran
The use of clerics who represent Iran's will in Iraq is one of the methods that has been adopted thus far. This is due to the existence of a Shiite majority in Iraq, as well as the presence of the Najaf seminary there — the highest religious center ...
Suicide bombing at Iraq coffee shop; 12 dead
July was the deadliest month in Iraq in the last five years since the peak of sectarian violence in 2006 and 2007. According to the United Nations, 1,057 Iraqis were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence last month ...
Iraq: Spreading knowledge of international humanitarian law
ICRC (press release)
The Geneva Conventions, their Additional Protocols and customary law constitute the core of international humanitarian law. The ICRC has been working in Iraq since 1980 and has been promoting respect for international humanitarian law in the conflicts ...
Iraq: Attacks Amount to Crimes Against Humanity
Human Rights Watch
The July 29 attacks, coming on top of other horrific attacks in recent months, provide clear evidence that Al-Qaeda in Iraq is guilty of crimes against humanity. No political goal or grievance can possibly justify this widespread and organized murder ...
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for deadly attacks in Iraq during Muslim holiday
BAGHDAD – Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq has claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 69 people during the Muslim holiday following the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Saturday's attacks targeted mostly cafes and busy marketplaces. They were the ...
Suicide bomber kills 12 in cafe in Shiite town in central Iraq
BAGHDAD – Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has killed 12 people in a cafe in a Shiite-majority town in central Iraq. Police said that the suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt Monday evening inside a cafe in Balad, 80 kilometers (60 miles ...
US condemns Iraq bombing wave; new violence kills seven more
The United States condemned a wave of car bombings which police and medical sources said killed nearly 80 people across Iraq on Saturday, saying those who had attacked civilians during Eid al-Fitr festivities were "enemies of Islam". Bombs tore through ...
Deadly car bombs rock Iraqi cities
The Interior Ministry has said the country faces an "open war" fuelled by Iraq's sectarian divisions and has attempted to boost security in Baghdad, closing roads and sending out frequent helicopter patrols. Our correspondent said the withdrawal of ...