Fishing boats sit on the muddy shores of the manmade Lake Razzaza, west of the Shiite Muslim holy city of Karbala, around 120 kilometres south of Baghdad, on May 20, 2013. For the past two weeks, most of fishermen who rely on their trade to make a living, have stopped sailing on the lake fearing that they might by targeted by gunmen coming from the mainly Sunni Muslim Anbar province where security has deteriorated.
We have ... 15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we're talking about, can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.
It was an attack against journalists trying to report independently on the taking of Baghdad ... Recently I learned that one of the indicted officers, Colonel Perkins, had a FOX TV crew with him in Baghdad on the day that he ordered the attacks. He took that crew to the presidential palace so they could film the taking of Baghdad from there. That is the version that the U.S. military wanted of the invasion.
The scenes of free Iraqis celebrating in the streets, riding American tanks, tearing down the statues of Saddam Hussein in the center of Baghdad are breathtaking. Watching them, one cannot help but think of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.More quotes »
Gunmen kill 9 in Iraq, 8 police kidnapped
deadliest attack occurred when gunmen broke into the house of an anti-terrorism police officer in the southern suburbs of Baghdad, killing five people including him and his sleeping family. Police officials say the attackers stormed the house in the al-Rasheed Read more »
Bomb strikes Sunni area in Baghdad, killing 7
soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.Twin explosions ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers outside Baghdad on Friday, an attack which, combined with a second deadly bombing at a Sunni funeral to the south of the capital, deepened Read more »
Officials: Car bombing kills 5, wounds 19 in Iraq
-- Officials say a car bomb explosion in a sprawling Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad has killed at least five civilians.Two police officers say the explosives-laden vehicle struck a bus and taxi stop Thursday morning around rush hour in the eastern Sadr City Read more »
Turkey: oil search deal reached in northern Iraq
the United States and the Iraqi central government oppose allowing Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government to sign oil deals without Baghdad's approval. They fear that could threaten Iraq's unity and stability.It was unclear whether Baghdad had approved Turkey's Read more »
Attacks across Iraq kill 8 people, wound 38
policemen, a police officer said. The former insurgent stronghold is about 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad .That shooting was followed by attacks in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk , where a parked a car bomb exploded near the offices Read more »
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Tensions rise in Iraq as seven soldiers killed in clashes
monthly toll in almost five years.Unidentified gunmen fired on an army checkpoint in Taji, 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital Baghdad overnight, killing four soldiers, police and hospital sources said.In the western province of Anbar, three soldiers were 43 m ago from Irish Independent Read more »
Gunmen kill 4 Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad
For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.More >> For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.More >> All that is left of Shayne Patterson's three-bedroom home is the tiny area where his wife hunkered down under a ma 5/22/13 from ABC6 Columbus Ohio Read more »
Gunmen kill 4 Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad
(AP) — Iraqi officials say gunmen have shot dead four soldiers at an army checkpoint north of Baghdad. Two police officers say four others were wounded in the Thursday morning attack in the town of Taji. The militants fled the area after a brief clash without 5/22/13 from NWCN.com Read more »
7 people killed in Iraq's violence
May 23 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and another seven wounded in two attacks near the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and in eastern province of Diyalathe on Thursday, the police said. In one attack, four soldiers were killed and five wounded when unidentified 6:25 AM from SINA English Read more »
in turn pays the developers. This is a significant concession that has allowed field development to continue, but on which Baghdad has frequently reneged, failing to make payments, which has most recently resulted in the KRG amending its own constitution allowing 1:23 AM from BNE | Business New Europe Read more »