Across Iraq, Insurgents Show Reach in Attacks
New York Times
It was the third day of surging violence in Iraq. Since Thursday, Sunni militants have conducted a series of lightning attacks in major cities, leaving scores of people dead and the government forces scrambling to recover. On Thursday, gunmen carrying ...
Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq
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Iraq car bombings leave scores dead
Deadly fighting breaks out in Iraq's Mosul
Samarra was the scene of a major turning point in the Sunni-Shia sectarian struggle in Iraq following the 2003 US-led invasion. In 2006, al-Qaeda-linked Sunni fighters bombed the city's revered Shia al-Askari shrine, triggering a wave of violence that ...
Violent attacks in Iraq kill 20
Iraq dislodges insurgents from city of Samarra with airstrikes
Attacks across Iraq kill 27 people
Iraq Gunmen Take University, Briefly Hold Hostages
Militants stormed a university filled with hundreds of students in Iraq's restive Anbar province Saturday, briefly taking students hostage before withdrawing from the school amid gunfire, officials and witnesses said. Meanwhile, fighting in a northern ...
Grisly scene in Iraq: 'See these children? See what's left from the mortar?'
The fighting follows news a day earlier that militants tried to take control of the city of Samarra to the south, violence spurred in part by an escalating conflict between Iraq's majority Shiite government and a Sunni minority who claim they are ...
Iraq: Sunni insurgents stage large-scale attack on Mosul
Authorities in Iraq say bombs kill 40 in capital
BAGHDAD – Authorities in Iraq say a series of car bombs targeting commercial streets have killed at least 40 people in the capital, Baghdad. Police say the first attack took place Saturday night in Baghdad's western district of Baiyaa, killing nine ...
Gunmen flee Iraq university after brief siege
... parts of Ramadi, since late December. Iraq is currently grappling with its worst surge in violence since the sectarian bloodletting of 2006 and 2007, when the country was pushed to the brink of civil war despite the presence of tens of thousands of ...
Authorities in Iraq say bombs kill 44 in capital
BAGHDAD – A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 44 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province, authorities said. The attacks in Baghdad ...
Dozens of students held hostage after gunmen storm Iraq university
Dozens of students were being held hostage after gunmen stormed a university in the restive Anbar province west of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Police and army officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when gunmen stormed Anbar ...
Iraq Militants Storm University, Take Dozens Of Students Hostage
An al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other Sunni-led militants have controlled parts of Anbar province, including the city of Fallujah and parts of Ramadi, since late December. Iraq is currently ...
5 car bombs kill 21 in Iraq
The explosions occurred in Shiite areas, targeting mostly civilians, police said. This year, Iraq has witnessed some of the worst violence since 2008. The United Nations reported that May was the deadliest month in Iraq since the beginning of the year.