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Stories tagged: iraq

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Baghdad mob kills teen gunman and strings up his corpse

Iraqi officials say an angry mob has killed a 16-year-old and strung up his corpse by his feet from a traffic pole

Shawn Vestal: Ryan Crocker offers withering critique of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan

Spokane native and retired diplomat Ryan Crocker’s sobering interview on our efforts at rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq is that they were poorly planned, haphazardly initiated and practically unsuccessful, and they …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Iraqi official says 15 protesters killed, 60 wounded in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say gunmen in cars opened fire in Baghdad’s Khilani Square, killing at least 15 people

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

Iraqi PM formally submits resignation amid more violence

Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally …

40 Iraqi protesters slain in 24 hours as violence spirals

Security and medical officials in Iraq say security forces fatally shot 40 anti-government protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiraling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south

Officials: Iraq protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf

Anti-government protesters burn down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Iraqi officials: 8 protesters dead in day of violent clashes

Iraqi security and hospital officials say three people have died and 24 wounded in renewed clashes in central Baghdad between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, bringing the total death toll …

“Tuk Tuk” a newspaper for the Iraqi protest movement

Every other day, the editor, bespectacled and perpetually pecking at a laptop, sends a top secret 8-page document to an anonymous printing house near Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, a central plaza …

Iraqi protesters block commercial ports, split capital

Anti-government protesters blocked access to a second major commercial port in southern Iraq on Tuesday, as bridge closures effectively split the capital in half, causing citizens to rely on boats …

Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Iraq’s most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a …

Iraqi forces kill 6 protesters, retake key Baghdad bridges

Iraqi medical, security officials say 6 anti-government protesters killed and more than 100 wounded in the capital Baghdad

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Iraqi spiritual leader warns of ‘great risks’ from protests

Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric urged political leaders Friday to find a way out of the current cycle of anti-government protests and a subsequent security crackdown that has left more …

3 protesters killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen port

Iraqi officials: 3 protesters killed in clashes as security forces try to reopen port closed by protests.

Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest protests yet

Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying security forces that have killed scores …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 30, 2019

U.S. official predicts Islamic State will replace slain leader

A U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday he expects a new Islamic State leader to emerge after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and warned that the extremist group’s planning of …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Masked gunmen attack protesters in Iraq holy city; 18 killed

Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Anti-government protests rage in Iraq, 7 killed

Iraqi officials say at least seven more Iraqi protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in Baghdad and the southern town of Nasiriyah, as thousands took part in …

Iraqi police fire shots, tear gas at protesters; 23 killed

Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters Friday to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, sending young demonstrators running …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Iraq: American troops leaving Syria cannot stay in Iraq

U.S. troops leaving Syria and heading to neighboring Iraq do not have permission to stay in the country, Iraq’s military said Tuesday as American forces continued to pull out of …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

US to hand over to Iraq IS members evacuated from Syria

The U.S. will hand over to Iraqi authorities nearly 50 Islamic State members who were transferred from Syria in recent days, two Iraqi intelligence officials said Thursday.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

Iraqi police replacing army in volatile Baghdad neighborhood

Iraq’s prime minister on Monday ordered the police to replace the army in a heavily populated Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad where dozens of people were killed or wounded in weekend …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Officials: At least 19 dead and more than three dozen wounded at Iraqi protests

Security forces kill more than 80 in 5 days of Iraq protests

Violence escalates in Iraq even after top cleric urges calm

Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 10 protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric warned both …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Protests escalate in Iraq: 9 dead, hundreds wounded

At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes in Iraq on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Joseph C. Wilson, diplomat caught in dispute over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, dies at 69

Joseph C. Wilson, a former diplomat who incurred the wrath of the administration of George W. Bush for undermining a key tenet of the rationale for the 2003 invasion of …

Women of the Year: Gold Star mother turns son’s death into mission to help veterans

Theresa Hart’s grief still shuts her down some eight years since her son was killed in Iraq. Her outlet for all that pain is to make sure other veterans get …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

New explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraqi capital

Iraqi security officials say a large explosion has hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019

Ex-Blackwater contractor sentenced to life in Iraq shootings

A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead.

Navy SEAL platoon kicked out of Iraq for drinking alcohol while deployed

The commander of a U.S. Special Operations task force in Iraq has sent home a platoon of Navy SEALs for drinking while deployed, U.S. defense officials said, the latest discipline …

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in killing of captive in Iraq

Military jury hands Navy SEAL Gallagher huge victory, finds him not guilty of murdering wounded Islamic State fighter in Iraq.