Syrian Kurds' flight drags Iraq deeper into neighbor's war
PESHKHABOUR, Iraq (Reuters) - Mahmoud Qarou packed his bags two days ago, joining tens of thousands of Syrian refugees escaping into northern Iraq, convinced that the two-year conflict could only get worse. About 35,000 Syrian refugees have poured ...
News Wrap: UN Reports Surge of Syrian Refugees Into Iraq
Syrian refugees stream into Iraq
Iraq's Kurdistan region sets quota for Syrian refugees: aid agencies
Iraq: Car Bombings Strike 3 Cities
New York Times
Two car bombs went off in a parking lot in Iskandariya, killing three and wounding 18. The third car bomb detonated near a power plant in Nasiriya, killing three civilians and wounding 21. Sectarian violence has surged in Iraq this year to its highest ...
Iraq bombings, shootings kill 35, injure dozens: Security officials
Iraq violence kills 35 as authorities hail arrests
19 dead in Iraq violence
Voice of America
Relief Operations Under Way for Syrians Fleeing to Iraq
Voice of America
GENEVA — Aid agencies are trying to speed up relief for a sudden surge of Syrian refugees into Iraq's Kurdistan region as fighting rages inside Syria between Kurdish and Islamist forces. The United Nations refugee agency reports about 30,000 Syrians ...
Al Qaeda 'rat line' from Syria to Iraq turns back against Assad
“Al Qaeda fighters who are back in Syria, I am confident, they are relying on much they learned in moving through Syria into Iraq for more than five years when they were waging war against the U.S. and Iraq Security Assistance Force,” said retired Army ...
Iraq sets quota on Syrian refugees
Syria Kurdish militias battle al Qaeda fighters, driving civilians across ...
Tuesday's fighting, which pitted Kurdish militiamen against rebels from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was focused in three villages near the town of Ras al-Ayn in the predominantly Kurdish Hassakeh province, according to the Britain-based ...
Thousands of Syrians flee into Iraq's Kurdistan region, major influx continuing
UNHCR (press release)
The influx began last Thursday when the Kurdistan Regional Government authorities in northern Iraq suddenly opened access to the temporary Peshkhabour pontoon bridge north of Sahela, allowing several hundred people camped in the area since earlier ...
Syrians Surge Into Iraq to Escape Collapse in Homeland
A group of 2,000 to 3,000 people is expected to cross into northern Iraq today, following about 30,000 others who have made the same trip since Aug. 15, Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told reporters today in ...
Iraq Hangs 17, Mostly for 'Terrorism'
Iraq executed 17 prisoners on Monday, all but one convicted for "terrorism," shrugging off calls from international human rights organizations to reconsider the use of capital punishment. In a statement posted on its website, the Justice Ministry said ...
Iraq executes 17 convicted of terrorism
Iraq executes 17 convicts for terrorism
Iraq's security conundrum
17 dead in shootings, explosions across Iraq
(CNN) -- At least 17 people were killed and more than 65 injured in Iraq on Tuesday in shootings and explosions, police officials said. The deadliest attacks took place in Maysan, some 365 kilometers (227 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The officials said ...
Syrian Kurds continue to flee to Iraq in their thousands
For more than two years the war has raged without serious impact on Kurdish communities in Turkey and northern Iraq. All the while, most Syrian Kurds have endeavoured to remain neutral as rebel groups, backed by increasing numbers of jihadists, have ...