20 Jul 2021

ISIS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that left dozens dead

On Monday, a blast ripped through a busy market in the capital of Iraq, killing 27 and wounding 32. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the explosion, however, Afghan forces are still investigating the situation to determine the source of the blast. According to local health and security officials, children

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13 Jul 2021

Iraq hospital fire: Protests as Covid ward blaze kills more than 60

A fire in a coronavirus isolation ward has killed more than 60 people in a hospital in the Iraqi city of Nasiriya. Angry relatives of the victims have been protesting outside the al-Hussein hospital, as the cause of the fire is unclear. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered the arrest

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28 Jun 2021

Iran-Backed Militias Threaten Revenge After U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

On Monday, Iran-backed militias vowed to take revenge against the US after the country conducted overnight airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. The event underscores Iraq’s inability to rein in the groups that have been responsible for attacks on American troops in the past. The US strikes allegedly killed four members

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09 Jun 2021

Iraq releases Iran-aligned commander Qasim Mahmoud Muslih

Iraq has released an Iran-aligned armed group commander who was previously arrested in May on terrorism-related charges. According to Iraqi officials, authorities were unable to find sufficient evidence against the commander, Qasim Mahmoud Muslih. Muslih was released at 8 am on Wednesday. His supporters gathered to greed him in Baghdad,

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26 Apr 2021

Fire in Iraq Hospital Treating Covid-19 Patients Kills 82 People

A fire at a Baghdad hospital treating Covid-19 patients has killed at least 82 people, according to a statement made by Iraqi officials on Sunday. The fire was caused by exploding oxygen canisters that ignited in a hospital ward full of patients on ventilators. The fire set off a scramble

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18 Mar 2021

ISIS behind brutal attack in Salah al-Din province, Iraq military says

In north Baghdad on Thursday, eight people died in three separate attacks. The victims included six family members, according to an Iraqi military statement released Friday. According to Iraqi intelligence, ISIS militants were behind the brutal attacks, which took place in a predominantly Sunni village in the Salah al-Din province,

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09 Mar 2021

Pope Francis Meets Iraqi Shiite Leader, Seeking to Build Ties With Islam

Pope Francis has met with Iraq’s most influential Shiite Muslim leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. The meeting was a historic event that sought to build bridges between Christians and Muslims. The two leaders spoke of religion being a cause of peace and protection of the vulnerable, among other topics such

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02 Mar 2021

Pope Francis Prepares to Visit Iraq, Despite Covid-19 and Security Fears

Pope Francis is preparing to travel to Iraq this week, marking his first international trip and public appearance since before the pandemic began. Iraq is currently battling a surge in terrorist attacks and a spike in Covid-19 cases, creating concern over the Pope’s safety. The four-day tour will begin on

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26 Jan 2021

At least 32 killed as first suicide bombing in nearly 2 years rocks Baghdad

On Thursday morning, two suicide bombs ripped through a busy market in central Baghdad, marking the first suicide bombing in nearly two years. Now, Afghan authorities are reporting that 32 have died and 110 others have been injured in the attack. The bombing occurred on Thursday morning, according to officials

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21 Jan 2021

Baghdad Bombings Kill Dozens, Highlighting Iraq’s Challenges Amid U.S. Withdrawal

Earlier today in Baghdad, two suicide bombings in the same crowded marketplace claimed 32 casualties, wounding at least 75 others. The attack is the first of its nature to occur in the capital city of Baghdad in over two years and is raising serious concerns regarding the US’s withdrawal of

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