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Local news for Baghdad, Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

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Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.


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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja: medical official

Gunmen hold their weapons inside a hospital in al-Karma town, east of Fallujah, Iraq, Sunday, July 13, 2014.


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11 hrs ago | Reuters

Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday.


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15 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

This Saturday, July 19, 2014, photo, shows an empty house of a Christian family with Arabic writing that reads, "Long live the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.


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19 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad

Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.


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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad

Members of the Iraqi security forces take their positions during a patrol in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad, July 16, 2014.


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The Washington Post

Government data exaggerate the increase in terrorist attacks

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad's Allawi neighborhood on July 14. Bombs in parked cars killed civilians in commercial areas of Baghdad that day, as government forces and allied Sunni tribal fighters tried to dislodge militants from a small town north of the capital, officials said.


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Cato Institute

U.S. Should Stay out of Latest Sectarian Civil War: Leave Islamic Radicals to Iraq and Its Neighbors

The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant represents a significant failure of U.S. policy.


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Air & Space

Landing in Baghdad

Looking out the window during final approach, you see the flaps extend and feel the landing gear drop down and lock into place.


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Iraq Attacks Kill At Least 16 As Authorities Struggle To Stop Sunni Militants' Offensive

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.


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The Lebanon Daily News

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people

Officials say overnight attacks in two Iraqi cities have killed at least 16 people as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' blitz offensive.


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WLNE-TV Providence

Islamic State group claims Baghdad bombings

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Iraq suicide bomber confirmed as Aussie teen

A TRUCK has collided with a number of vehicles on the Hume Hwy and motorist are advised to expect delays near Campbelltown.


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Washington Times

Elusive target: U.S. believed Iraq terror mastermind al-Baghdadi killed 3 times

A special intelligence adviser to Army Gen. David H. Petraeus during the 2007 troop surge says the terrorist leader now ruling over large swaths of Iraq and forcing Christians to convert to Islam has long been the most elusive big game for the U.S. "We had at least three times when we thought we killed [ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ]," said retired Army ... (more)


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Daily Times

Militants claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians : July 21, 2014,

BAGHDAD: The Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for deadly Baghdad bombings, as the Christians they drove out of Mosul grieved for their lost homes and uncertain future in Iraq.


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U.S. Marines to Baghdad to Protect U.S. Embassy



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Korea Herald

Bombings kill 27 in Iraq's capital

A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern and western Iraq.


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The Daily Star

Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback

ARBIL, Iraq: Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview.

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Opinion: Why Obama should send more troops to Iraq

THE SOLUTION to the violence in Iraq is political, not military. But if a suitable government can be formed in Baghdad, the United States has to consider its military options.


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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Daily Beast

The Bikers of BaghdadBy Jacob Siegel

Most members of the "The Iraq Bikers," as the Baghdad motorcycle club is called, ride Hondas but prefer to call them Harleys.


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