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Iraqi security accused of executing prisoners
Amid reports of fighting in Anbar province, Human Rights Watch alleges massacre of 255 Sunni prisoners in June.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2014 14:54 GMT
Iraq PM calls Kurd city 'base for terrorism'
Nouri al-Maliki accuses Kurdish leaders of allowing Islamic State fighters to operate in the city of Erbil.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014 22:31 GMT
Dozens of blindfolded bodies found in Iraq
Officials say 53 bodies were left in the mainly Shia village of Khamissiya, south of Baghdad.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014 13:44 GMT
Deaths reported in serial Iraq bombings
At least 30 people killed in mostly Shia Muslim provinces, with deadliest explosion striking city of Hilla.
Last updated: 14 Oct 2013 01:05 GMT
Many dead in serial blasts in Iraq
At least 33 killed and more than 160 wounded in string of attacks across country ahead of next week's provincial polls.
Last updated: 15 Apr 2013 17:12 GMT
Scores killed in Iraq blasts
Shia worshippers and security forces targeted in bombings that killed 48 and injured many more across four provinces.
Last updated: 30 Nov 2012 09:00 GMT
Many deaths in series of Iraq attacks
Shia Muslim worshippers en route to Karbala primarily targeted, as violence continues to wrack war-torn country.
Last updated: 10 Jan 2012 05:03 GMT
Deadly car bomb hits Shia funeral in Iraq
At least 18 people killed and dozens wounded in the city of Hilla in blast that targeted mourners burying local sheikh.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2011 19:37 GMT
Iraqi prisoners tunnel out of jail
Most of the 35 "terror suspects" who escaped from Mosul prison have been recaptured, security officials say.
Last updated: 01 Sep 2011 18:06 GMT
Policemen killed in Iraq suicide bombing
At least 20 officers dead and scores wounded after car explodes outside police station in predominantly Shia city.
Last updated: 05 May 2011 06:09 GMT
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