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
Bombing on Kurdish party HQ in Iraq kills 18
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 ...
Iraq: Bombing at Kurdish party HQ kills at least 17
Double bombing at party office kills 19 in Iraq
Multiple bombings target Kurds in Iraq
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 ...
Iraq Car Bombs Kill Dozens
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq's capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country's restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.
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 ...
At least 38 dead in clashes with jihadists in northern Iraq
Iraq university raided in day of bloodshed
46 killed, 103 wounded in violence in northern Iraq
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 ...
Iraq militants seize hostages after storming university near Ramadi
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 Falluja and parts of Ramadi, since late December. Iraq is currently ...
Iraq car bombings leave scores dead
The attacks came as security forces engaged armed groups in the northern city of Mosul. Clashes between government troops and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have killed at least 65 people there over the past two days. The dead included 21 ...
Authorities in Iraq say bombs kill 35 in capital
BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say a series of car bombs targeting commercial streets have killed at least 35 people in the capital, Baghdad. Police say the first attack took place Saturday night in Baghdad's western district of Baiyaa, killing ...
Raw Video: At Least 50 Dead in Iraq Car Bombings
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