Years in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31288/all en 16 killed in Iraq car bombs against Shiites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/16-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 16 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left more than 40 wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to almost 90.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/16-killed-iraq-car-bombs-against-shiites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:46:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749736 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq car bombs at Friday markets kill 29 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-at-friday-markets-kill-29 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 29 people on Friday, the latest in a spike in violence amid a political crisis.</p> <p>The attacks, which left nearly 70 others wounded, primarily targeted marketplaces that are often crowded on Fridays, the weekly holiday in Iraq, and took the death toll from a week of violence to more than 100.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/iraq-car-bombs-at-friday-markets-kill-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq Islamic terrorism Politics Social Issues War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749965 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombings kill 23 in Baghdad area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/bombings-kill-23-baghdad-area-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombings in and around the Iraqi capital, including two car bombs near a football field, killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 60 others on Thursday, security and medical officials said.</p> <p>With the latest violence, more than 210 people have been killed and over 550 wounded in attacks in February, according to an AFP toll based on security and medical sources.</p> <p>An interior ministry official said one car bomb exploded near a football field in the Shuala area of Baghdad, followed by a second after security forces arrived at the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/bombings-kill-23-baghdad-area-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Politics Terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:01:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770036 at http://www.globalpost.com Deadly attacks on Iraq's Shiite Muslims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/deadly-attacks-iraqs-shiite-muslims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion, Iraq's Shiite community once more came under attack on Tuesday.</p> <p>Here is a timeline of the main attacks against Shiite Muslims since US forces completed their withdrawal from Iraq on December 18, 2011, after more than eight years in the country:</p> <p>--2012--</p> <p>JANUARY</p> <p>- 5: Attacks against Shiite Muslims kill 68 people in Baghdad and Nassiriyah in the south.</p> <p>- 14: A suicide bomber targeting Shiite pilgrims outside the southern port city of Basra kills 53 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/deadly-attacks-iraqs-shiite-muslims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Islamic terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:46:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787750 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombs against Sunnis kill 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombs against Sunni Muslim worshippers in Baghdad and north of the capital killed 12 people on Friday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence ahead of provincial elections next week.</p> <p>In the deadliest single blast, a roadside bomb struck after prayers at the Omar bin Abdul Aziz mosque, in the town of Kanaan in restive Diyala province, a police colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>Overall, 12 people were killed and 30 others wounded, the sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/iraq-bombs-against-sunnis-kill-12-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Freedom of religion in Iraq Iraq Social Issues War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:03:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5813383 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombings kill four ahead of polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/iraq-bombings-kill-four-ahead-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombings in Iraq, including one against an MP's convoy, killed four people and wounded 18 on Wednesday, just days ahead of the country's first elections since US troops departed, officials said.</p> <p>In the deadliest attack, a car bomb exploded near an army checkpoint in Abu Ghraib, west of the capital, killing two people and wounding six, while another car bomb in the Jihad area of south Baghdad killed at least one person and wounded six, an interior ministry official and medical sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/iraq-bombings-kill-four-ahead-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics War Years in Iraq AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818353 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq bombings kill five ahead of polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/iraq-bombings-kill-five-ahead-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bombings in Iraq, including one against an MP's convoy, killed five people and wounded 18 on Wednesday, just days ahead of the country's first elections since US troops departed, officials said.</p> <p>In the deadliest attack, a car bomb exploded near an army checkpoint in Abu Ghraib, west of the capital, killing two people and wounding six, while another car bomb in the Jihad area of south Baghdad killed one person and wounded six, an interior ministry official and medical sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/iraq-bombings-kill-five-ahead-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism Politics War Years in Iraq AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818637 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 27 dead, 50 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130418/at-least-27-dead-50-wounded-baghdad-bomb-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Baghdad, Apr 19 (EFE).- At least 27 people were killed and 50 others were wounded Thursday when a bomb exploded inside a building housing a restaurant, a coffee shop and a game arcade in Baghdad, police told Efe.</p> <p>According to police sources, the attack took place in the Ameriya district in the western part of the capital, when the area was full of people.</p> <p>Among the victims are many women and children, the sources said, adding that the building was seriously damaged in the blast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130418/at-least-27-dead-50-wounded-baghdad-bomb-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Islamic terrorism War Years in Iraq Agencia EFE Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:33:14 +0000 Agencia EFE 5819817 at http://www.globalpost.com Eight killed in Iraq attacks on eve of polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/eight-killed-iraq-attacks-eve-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mortars and a bombing north of Baghdad killed eight people on Friday, on the eve of Iraq's first polls since US troops withdrew and a day after a blast in a cafe in the capital left 27 dead.</p> <p>Four mortars struck the Abu Tamur mosque in the town of Khales, which lies in restive Diyala province, as worshippers were departing following mid-day Friday prayers, a police colonel and a doctor said.</p> <p>The mortars killed seven people and wounded 12 others, they said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/eight-killed-iraq-attacks-eve-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq Iraq War insurgent attacks War Years in Iraq AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5820117 at http://www.globalpost.com 11 killed in twin Iraq suicide bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/11-killed-twin-iraq-suicide-bombings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a tent packed with protesters in north Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 55 others, officials said.</p> <p>The attackers struck at around mid-day in the ethnically-mixed town of Tuz Khurmatu, interim town mayor Talib al-Bayati said. A doctor confirmed the toll.</p> <p>Among the dead were a former deputy provincial governor and his two sons, as well as a former provincial councillor.</p> <p>The protesters had been rallying over poor security in the town, which is regularly hit with attacks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/11-killed-twin-iraq-suicide-bombings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Social Issues Tuz Khormato War Years in Iraq AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:02:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866787 at http://www.globalpost.com Wave of bombings kills 65 in Baghdad province http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/wave-bombings-kills-65-baghdad-province <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A wave of bombings killed 65 people in Baghdad province on Saturday night, officials said, as Iraq struggles to contain its worst violence since 2008, in which over 520 have died this month.</p> <p>Twelve car bombs and a roadside bomb hit the city of Baghdad, while another bomb exploded in Madain to the south of the capital, a police colonel and a medical official said.</p> <p>The blasts also wounded 190 people.</p> <p>The bombs struck as Baghdad residents turned out to shop and relax in cafes after iftar, the meal that breaks the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130720/wave-bombings-kills-65-baghdad-province" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic terrorism Social Issues Terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:01:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889227 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraqis slam government over deadly wave of bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/iraqis-slam-government-over-deadly-wave-bombings-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraqis roundly condemned the authorities on Sunday for failing to prevent a wave of deadly violence including attacks that killed dozens of people the day before.</p> <p>Another five people were killed in bombings on Sunday as the country struggles against a surge in violence that has plagued it since the beginning of the year.</p> <p>More than 530 people have been killed in attacks so far this month, and almost 2,800 since January 1, making it the worst year since 2008, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.</p> <p>On Sunday, the death toll continued to mount.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130721/iraqis-slam-government-over-deadly-wave-bombings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Social Issues War Years in Iraq AFP Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:37:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5889484 at http://www.globalpost.com 56 dead as Iraqis mark end to deadly Ramadan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/56-dead-iraqis-mark-end-deadly-ramadan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Car bombs ripped through Baghdad cafes and markets while blasts and shootings struck elsewhere on Saturday, killing 56 people as Iraqis marked the end of their deadliest Ramadan in years.</p> <p>The attacks were the latest in spiralling violence that authorities have failed to stem, with the worst bloodshed in five years raising worries of a return to all-out Sunni-Shiite sectarian conflict that killed tens of thousands in past years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/56-dead-iraqis-mark-end-deadly-ramadan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Iraq Islamic terrorism War Years in Iraq AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:33:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5907058 at http://www.globalpost.com Attacks leave 13 dead, 28 wounded in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130813/attacks-leave-13-dead-28-wounded-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Baghdad, Aug 13 (EFE).- At least 13 people were killed and 28 others wounded in a series of attacks Tuesday on the security forces and Shiites in Iraq, police spokesmen told Efe.</p> <p>A car bombing in Al-Mada'in, a town located 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Baghdad, killed at least five Shiites and wounded 15 others near a mosque.</p> <p>The bomb was detonated as Shiite worshippers emerged from the mosque after noon prayers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130813/attacks-leave-13-dead-28-wounded-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iraqi insurgency Suicide bombings in Iraq War Years in Iraq Agencia EFE Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:00:52 +0000 Agencia EFE 5909052 at http://www.globalpost.com Eight killed as militants attack police in Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/eight-killed-militants-attack-police-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Attacks on two police stations and a local official's house northwest of Baghdad killed eight people on Tuesday, seven of them policemen, officers and doctors said.</p> <p>Militants attacked police stations in the towns of Rawa and Aana near the highway to Syria in Anbar province, and also killed the brother of a local official, the sources said.</p> <p>Militants including those linked to Al-Qaeda frequently target Iraqi security forces and other government employees.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/eight-killed-militants-attack-police-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iraq Iraqi insurgency Labor Law War Years in Iraq AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:19:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5942962 at http://www.globalpost.com