323 articles tagged "Iraq war"
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Roadside bomb in Baghdad two days before US exit
US ends Iraq war, leaves two civil conflicts on the boil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 19, 2010, 11:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

The crossing of the US 4th Stryker Brigade and 2nd Infantry Division from Iraq into Kuwait Thursday morning, Aug. 19, ended America's combat involvement in the seven and-a-half year Iraq war. But for Iraq, it is just beginning: At least two civil conflicts are at boiling point - Sunni-Shiite strife and hostilities between the two Muslim factions and the Kurds of the North. And Iran's followers stand ready to seize Iraq's oil-rich South potentially sparking yet another world conflagration.

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Baghdad bloodbath portends deadly anti-Maliki campaign <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2009, 9:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Because the Obama administration wants to put the six-year old Iraq conflict on a back burner, relying on the safe hands of Nouri al-Maliki, the deadliest terrorist atrocity to hit Baghdad in two years was treated in Washington and Baghdad as an unforeseen disaster, possibly triggered by Iraq's election in ...
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Al Qaeda's roars back in Iraq against double target: US and Iranians<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2009, 1:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hillary Clinton said on arrival in Baghdad Saturday, April 25, for her first visit as US secretary of State that the wave of suicide killings which accounted for more than 250 lives this month were "a tragic signal that Iraq was on the right path."
Many of the victims were Iranian ...
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Milestone US handover of Sunni Anbar province to Iraqi control<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2008, 8:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
Responsibility for Anbar, the 11th of Iraq's 18 provinces, was transferred to provincial security forces at a ceremony in Ramadi Monday, Sept. 1, at the start of the Sunni Muslim Ramadan.
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Attack on bus near Mosul kills 11 recruits after 100 al Qaeda arrests
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 21, 2008, 8:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Iraqi military bus was attacked west of the northern city Monday, May 19.
Since Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki launched a US-supported military operation to wipe out al Qaeda's last urban base several weeks ago, more than 1,250 individuals have been arrested in Mosul.
A high-value target arrested Monday, ...
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Iraqi officials back away from US charges of Iranian interference <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2008, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Asked about reports that some rockets made this year and seized in raids against Shiite militias came from Iran, the Baghdad government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Sunday, May 4: "There is no conclusive evidence."
He said the Baghdad had appointed a committee to determine whether there is merit to US charges ...
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Exclusive: Dispute over former Iraqi VP Izzat Ibrahim's reported capture<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2008, 10:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly report Syrian police pushed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, 66, who led the Iraqi Sunni Baath underground campaign against the US Army after Saddam Hussein's overthrow in 2003, across the border Tuesday, April 23. In Baghdad, the man in custody is undergoing DNA testing to find out if he really ...
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Bombers kill up to 60 people Tuesday as Al Qaeda raises its head in two Iraqi provinces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 17, 2008, 11:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
A car bomb outside the Diyala provincial government center and a crowded restaurant in Baquba, north of Baghdad, killed at least 40 people and injured more than 50 at noon Tuesday, April 15. A suicide bomber blew himself up soon after, killing 13 people, in Ramadi, capital of the Anbar ...
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Sadr demands reinstatement of 1,300 sacked Iraqi security deserters in new challenge to PM Maliki
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2008, 3:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
During the Basra offensive which prime minister Nouri al-Maliki launched March 25 against militias in the southern Basra province, more than 1,000 security troops, including a full infantry battalion, refused to fight their fellow Shiites of the targeted militias, or crossed the lines with their weapons to join them.
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Another 5 US soldiers killed in separate attacks Monday in Baghdad - eight deaths in two days <br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2008, 5:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three were killed, 31 injured in rocket attacks on Baghdad's Green Zone Sunday night amid fierce clashes between US forces and Shiite gunmen in the capital's Sadr City in which at least 20 people were killed and 52 wounded. Wednesday, a mass demonstration has been called by Shiite cleric Moqtada ...
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Iraqi PM Maliki orders freeze on government attacks on Shiite militias <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2008, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thursday, April 3, US helicopter strikes killed 5 people in Hilla and destroyed a house in Basra. Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr called for a million-strong march in the shrine city of Najef against US "occupation" on April 9, the fifth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
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Sadrist Basra militia ordered to defy call to lay down arms as US, UK intensify air bombardment<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2008, 3:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr Saturday, March 29, told his militiamen in Basra not to obey the order to lay down arms issued by the Iraqi government which launched a crackdown on militias five days ago. As the Shiite versus Shiite warfare spread to other cities in the south, the troops ...
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Iran said behind bombardment of Baghdad's Green Zone
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2008, 11:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
US Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombing of the Iraqi government-US embassy seat in the fortified Green Zone. He accused Iran of training, equipping and funding the insurgents who fired the mortar and rocket barrage. He also charged Iran with adding ...
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Female suicide bomber kills 52 Iraqi Shiite worshippers in Karbala
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2008, 7:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Among them were seven Iranians. Another 71 people were killed in the attack in the Shiite shrine town south of Baghdad. In a northern district of the capital, six children were killed when a mortar round hit their home.
Also Monday, March 17, US Vice president Dick Cheney and Republican presidential ...
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Livni: Hamas uses calm to replenish Iranian arms through Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2008, 10:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
In answer to a no-confidence motion in the Knesset Monday, foreign minister Tzipi Livni said Gaza is the source of terror because it is ruled by terrorists. For them, the truce is a chance to build up their arsenals with supplies from Tehran which reach Gaza through Egypt. The minister ...
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Sixteen people killed in Iraq violence Thursday <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2008, 8:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Eleven died and 57 were wounded when a parked car bomb exploded in a clothing shop district outside the fortified Green Zone government center in Baghdad. Five members of an Awakening Council, which works with US forces against al Qaeda, were shot dead by gunmen at two checkpoints near Tikrit ...
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Three American soldiers killed in a rocket attack in S. Iraq Wednesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2008, 12:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
In the past three days, 12 US troops have lost their lives in Iraq.
One was killed by a roadside bomb Tuesday. Monday, 8 US soldiers died in two attacks: In Baghdad a terrorist walked over to a US foot patrol and detonated his explosive vest killing five soldiers and nine ...
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Terrorists kill 46 people across Iraq Tuesday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2008, 10:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Fourteen members of one family died when their bus was hit south of Nasiriya in the south on their back from mourning rites in Najef for a dead relative. At Kut, another southern town, 14 people died when members of the radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army fought Iraqi ...
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Eight US soldiers killed in two attacks in Iraq Monday <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2008, 7:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was the deadliest day for US soldiers in Iraq since last summer.
In Baghdad, a terrorist wearing an explosive vest blew himself up against a US patrol on foot Monday, March 10, leaving five American troops dead. Nine Iraqi civilians were wounded, including an interpreter.
In Diyalah province, north of Baghdad, ...
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Wanted al Qaeda leader in Mosul killed by US helicopter-borne guided missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2008, 10:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
A US military spokesman reported Sunday, March 2, that Jar Allah, a Saudi known as Abu Yasir al-Saudi, who was responsible for the bombing deaths of 5 US soldiers on Jan. 28, was struck in a car with a second Saudi called Hamdan. The US spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. Gregory ...
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