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Author Archives: trinaldi16

Iraq: 13 Sunnis Killed, Then 12 Shiites

Seven Sunni construction workers were killed by unidentified gunmen who fired on them from a speeding S.U.V. on Tuesday morning in Abara, a majority-Sunni village in Diyala Province, police and medical officials said. When their families took the bodies to a ritual washing hall, a bomb exploded, killing six family members, two women and four … Continue reading »

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Next door to Syria, an al-Qaeda-linked group is also gaining ground in Iraq

IRBIL, Iraq – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda splinter group with a goal of creating a new country based on a radical interpretation of Islamic law, has launched a major campaign to establish control of territory in several provinces of Iraq. For more than a year, the group, known as ISIS, … Continue reading »

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Bombings Kill Dozens Around Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A series of attacks on Sunday against markets, shopping areas and auto repair shops in largely Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more, the police and medical officials said. Iraq is experiencing a protracted wave of sectarian violence that has increased since the American military withdrawal in … Continue reading »

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Kurds’ Oil Deals With Turkey Raise Fears of Fissures in Iraq

ISTANBUL — The sharp, dry mountains that run between Turkey and Iraq have long marked a front line in the battle between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatists where cross-border attacks took many lives on both sides. Though a rapprochement has calmed the border, the United States fears stability may now be in even greater … Continue reading »

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Militants Attack Iraqi Police, Then Take Hostages

BAGHDAD — Militants attacked a police building in the northern city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, and after being repulsed some of them stormed a nearby shopping center and took hostages, the authorities said. A suicide bomber set off an explosive device at the entrance to the building, which houses a police intelligence unit. Security forces, … Continue reading »

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Iraqi Kurds OK Abu Dhabi’s Taqa Plans to Pump Oil

BAGHDAD — A United Arab Emirates state-run energy investment company says Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region has given it the green light to pump oil. Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., known as Taqa, said Monday that it plans to spend more than $300 million in the first phase of a plan to pump about 30,000 … Continue reading »

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Bomber Kills 13 Children At Iraq School Playground

<nyt_text> BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated a truck filled with explosives on the playground of an elementary school in northern Iraq on Sunday morning, killing 13 children and the headmaster, the police said. Shortly afterward, another suicide truck bomb struck a police station in the same village, killing three officers. The two attacks in … Continue reading »

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Wave of Car Bombs Said to Kill 51 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombs struck mainly in Shiite neighborhoods of Bagdad on Monday morning, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens more, officials said, the latest in relentless violence roiling Iraq in recent months. The country’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida-linked insurgents, saying they are exploiting the political infighting and security shortcomings … Continue reading »

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Attacks in Iraq Kill at Least 25

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 25, 2013 Militants attacked a government building in northern Iraq and carried out other attacks that killed at least 25 people on Wednesday, officials said. Attackers detonated three car bombs on the local council building in Hawija before fighting security forces for an hour, said the commander of the army’s 12th Division, … Continue reading »

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