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Up to 1 million more Iraqis risk being displaced, says Red Cross

Baghdad - Up to one million more Iraqis risk being displaced as government forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group, including in the campaign to retake second city Mosul, the Red Cross said Friday.

IS suicide bomber kills 12 at Iraq checkpoint

Ba'quba - A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 12 people at a crowded checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, security and medical officials said.

IS suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Baghdad

Baghdad - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

Iraq PM seeks to speed up death penalty implementation

Baghdad - Iraq's prime minister is seeking to speed up the implementation of death sentences, his office said Saturday, despite persistent concerns over flaws in the judicial system that hands them down.

IS-inspired attacks aid jihadists at low cost

Baghdad - The Islamic State group has claimed several high-profile attacks in the West that it appears to have inspired rather than planned, sowing fear and boosting its profile at low cost.

Op-Ed: Iraqi cleric Al-Sadr claims that U.S. troops are a target

Baghdad - Powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr told his followers to target U.S. ground troops deploying in Iraq to help fight against the Islamic State.

Iraqis defy ban to rally for change

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis rallied in the heart of Baghdad on Friday, in defiance of warnings from the government to stay home, to demand an end to sectarianism and corruption.

Top IS commander Shishani killed: jihadist-linked agency

Baghdad - A top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Amaq agency said on Wednesday.

Bombing at market near Baghdad kills seven: Officials

Baghdad - A suicide bombing at a market near Baghdad killed at least seven people on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in and around the capital.

US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Pentagon chief

Baghdad - The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday.

Iraq army seizes key airbase from IS south of Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces have captured a key airbase from the Islamic State group that can serve as a launchpad for retaking the jihadist-held city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday.

Iraq PM sacks security chiefs as new attack kills 40

Baghdad - The Iraqi prime minister sacked three Baghdad security chiefs following a devastating bombing in the capital, his office said on Friday, hours after another attack to the north left 40 dead.

30 killed at Iraqi shrine, days after Baghdad blast

Baghdad - Islamic State group extremists attacked a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad, killing 30 people, just days after one of the deadliest ever bombings in the country, a security spokesman said Friday.

Death toll from Baghdad blast rises to 292

Baghdad - A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, a minister said Thursday, raising the toll of one of the deadliest single attacks in Iraq since the US-led invasion.

Thousands gather to mourn victims of Baghdad blast

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis gathered Wednesday at the site of a Baghdad bombing that killed at least 250 people to mourn the dead and express solidarity with those stricken by the blast.

For Iraqis, British war inquiry changes little

Baghdad - For Iraqis, a British war inquiry criticising former premier Tony Blair means little as, whoever is to blame, they are still suffering the devastating consequences of the 2003 US-led invasion.

Iraqi minister tenders resignation after deadly blast

Baghdad - Iraq's interior minister submitted his resignation on Tuesday as authorities sought to contain the fallout from a bombing in Baghdad that killed more than 200 people and triggered widespread anger.

Iraq pushes IS back, but struggles to secure Baghdad

Baghdad - Iraq may be winning against the Islamic State group on the battlefield, but it is struggling to prevent deadly jihadist attacks in Baghdad that are undermining the government.

Anger over security as Iraqis mourn 200 dead in Baghdad bombing

Baghdad - Iraqis on Monday mourned more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.

Iraq mourns 119 killed in Baghdad car bombing

Baghdad - Iraq begins three days of national mourning on Monday for almost 120 people killed by a suicide bombing in a busy Baghdad shopping district claimed by Islamic State jihadists, the deadliest attack in the capital this year.
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