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Deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Shia northern Shaab neighbourhood

Seven die in bomb attack and shooting in Iraq

Seven people have been killed in two separate attacks in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq, officials said today.

Recent cafe blasts have killed 17 around Iraq

Blasts kill at least 19 in Iraq as US signals accelerated arms sales to the region

Bombs across Baghdad mark an upsurge in violence amid concerns of sectarian warfare

Iraq election candidate killed in suicide bomb attack

A suicide attack has killed an election candidate and four of his relatives in a northern province.

29 killed after suicide bombers target Baghdad mosque

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside and near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing 29 people and wounding 52, Iraqi officials said.

Dozens dead in spate of bomb attacks across Iraq

A blistering string of apparently co-ordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq killed at least 51 and wounded dozens on Sunday, spreading fear throughout the county in a wave of violence that is raising the prospect of a return to widespread sectarian killing a decade after a US-led invasion.

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a popular restaurant in northern Baghdad

Banned in Baghdad: the cars that are insurgents’ weapon of choice

Adviser to Iraqi PM warns that country is heading for partition after deadly month

Seven dead following Iraq bomb attacks

Seven people have been killed and others injured after two separate attacks in Iraq.

Car bomb attacks kill five in Iraqi city

A car bomb has hit a patrol in Mosul, one of three attacks in the northern Iraqi city that left five dead.

Civilians and security forces gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in the southern Shiite city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq

At least 23 die in car bombs across Iraq as violence rages in wake of civil war

At least 23 people were killed in Iraq on Monday in a series of car bombs in Shia Muslim areas and militant attacks, medics and police sources said – taking the week’s death toll to nearly 200 as sectarian violence intensifies.

The funeral of an Iraqi soldier killed in clashes following the storming of a Sunni Muslim protest camp by Iraqi forces

Iraqi army losing hold on north to Sunni and Kurdish forces as troops desert

Soldiers are deserting a beleaguered Iraqi army as it struggles to keep its hold on the northern half of Iraq in the face of escalating hostility from Sunni Arabs and Kurds who dominate in the region.

Five-minute memoir: Justin Huggler recalls trouble at the market in Baghdad

It was the summer of 2003, and it was my first day in Iraq. I was exhausted, I'd been up all night during the long, dangerous drive across the desert from the Jordanian border. My senses were reeling from the assault of experiences: a new city, tanks on the streets, gunfire in the distance, palm trees, constant danger, and the sulphurous smell that hung over Baghdad – like the fumes of hell, I remember thinking.

Iraq: Nine die in latest wave of bombings

Two car bombings in Iraq have killed nine people and wounded 27, a day after dozens were killed in a spate of attacks across the country. 

Dr Mowaffak al-Rubaie with a bust of the deposed dictator from one of his palaces and the ropeused to hang him

'As I led him to the gallows, I hoped Saddam Hussein would show remorse. There was nothing' - Dr Mowaffak al Rubaie on the dictator’s last moments

Man who held senior job in post war Iraq tells Paul Martin of dictator’s last moments

John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Iraq at the weekend

John Kerry lobbies Iraq to block Iranian flights

America’s new top diplomat, John Kerry, made an unannounced visit to Iraq at the weekend to lobby the country’s leadership to tackle Iranian flights over its territory, which the US believes are being used to ferry arms to the regime of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.

Five killed and at least 70 hurt in market blasts

Five people were killed and dozens of others injured when two car bombs exploded at a livestock in southern Iraq, an official said today.

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