323 articles tagged "Iraq war"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2007, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Up to 10 people reported killed by the explosion of a parked car outside the Public Works Ministry where he attended a ceremony.
At least 40 killed, dozens injured, mostly students, in suicide bombing at the Baghdad Economy and Administration College Sunday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2007, 9:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
Weeping students shouted curses at "the terrorists." The college is part of the Mustansiriya University, where twin bomb attacks last month killed 70 people, mainly students.
A string of car bombings and mortar blasts also hit a Baghdad Shiite market Sunday, killing 11 people, injuring 32.
A suicide bomber fails to assassinate Shiite SCIRI leader Abddul-Aziz al-Hakim day after is son's detention<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2007, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
One Iraqi policeman was killed and some security guards were wounded. The attack occurred outside al-Hakim's Baghdad residence. Friday, US forces detained his son, Ammar Hakimon his way back from Iran and released him later. The US ambassador apologized for the incident.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2007, 11:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
One died Tuesday in the al Qaeda hotbed western Iraqi province of Anbar. Two more soldiers were killed, 29 others were wounded, in a terrorist attack against a US military post in northern Iraq.
Monday, 2 US soldiers were killed, 17 wounded, in the first coordinated insurgent attack on combat ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2007, 9:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
At least 21 people died in bombing attacks in Ramadi and Baghdad area in the morning of Feb. 19. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Ramadi, the capital of rebellious Anbar, outside the house of Abdul Setar Abu Risha, a tribal chief leading the war on al Qaeda. Five ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 19, 2007, 5:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
During a flying visit to Baghdad Saturday, Feb. 17, Condoleezza Rice said the US-Iraqi security operation had "got off to a good start."
The US military spokesman in Baghdad Lt. Col. Chris Carver was more guarded than either. "We've just started to focus our operations," he said. "We have months ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2007, 12:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
He said Iran does not fear the US military and any attack would be "severely punished" although he rated the possibility of one "very low."
The US military in Iraq Sunday accused high-level Iranian officials of approving the smuggling of extra-powerful roadside bombs into Iraq. Iranian-made "explosively formed penetrators"- EFPs ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2007, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
They occured on the first anniversary of the attack on the Shiite shrine at Samarra.
An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman said three people, including two foreigners, were arrested. He said the bombs were booby trap devices by a new cell, not suicide attacks, according to AP.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2007, 12:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
Witnesses report the helicopter came down amid gunfire from the ground, but could not tell if it crashed or made an emergency landing.
Enemy ground fire has shot down four US helicopters in Iraq in three weeks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2007, 6:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
This was admitted Sunday for the first time by US military spokesman in Iraq Gen. Willian Caldwell, reporting on the investigations into the crashes of three Army choppers and one private helicopter in two weeks.
The huge truck bomb that killed 135 people and injured more than 300 in a ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2007, 10:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
Undersecretary of state Nicholas Burns said Iranian agents were transferring sophisticated explosive technology to Shiite militias who then use it to target American soldiers. Washington has accused Iran of providing them with high-grade "shaped" explosives that can pierce the thick armor on many military vehicles - first in southern Iraq ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2007, 5:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Several car bombs targeted predominantly Shiite areas on Wednesday, Jan. 31, killing eight people, and a mortar attack in a Sunni neighborhood killed four. A suicide bomber blew up an oil truck at an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad, wounding nine soldiers.
Iran's ambassador to Iraq admits the two Iranians US forces detained in Iraq last month were security officials<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ambassador Hassan Kazemi Qomi claimed to the NY Times they were working with Iraqi security officials to solve the country's security problems. On Jan 24, US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and State Department spokesman Sean McCormack promised to present evidence soon of hostile Iranian activities against American and Iraqi forces. This ...
A US helicopter shot down in major battle with insurgents north of Shiite city of Najef south of Baghdad. Two crew members were killed.<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007, 10:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
In the capital, bomb cars killed 13 people, mostly Shiites, in a spate of attacks Sunday. Five schoolgirls were killed when two mortars slammed into their school.
In Kirkuk, twin car bombs targeting Kurds killed 16 people Sunday night.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2007, 9:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
Two died in Diyala province, two in Baghdad and three in unspecified places north of the capital. Their deaths raise to 12 the number of US military personnel killed in Iraq in three days.
Four US soldiers announced killed in an attack in Karbala last week were actually abducted first and shot later<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2007, 10:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
This was confirmed by the US military in Iraq. Nine to 12 insurgent gunmen masquerading as American troops, speaking English, carrying US weapons and driving American-type military vehicles, captured four US soldiers and took them from the governor's compound in the Shiite city alive. First they killed a US soldier. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 25, 2007, 10:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly click DEBKA-Net-Weekly.com?ref=001">HERE.
US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad and State department spokesman Sean McCormack said the US would soon present evidence of Iran's hand in the violence besetting Iraq. The spoke as US-Iran military tensions over Iraq continued to rise. The ambassador stressed too ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Moqtada Sadr ends boycott of Iraqi government and parliament in move to avert Iraqi-US crackdown on his Mehdi Army militia in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2007, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
He has also warned the Palestinians living in Iraq, most of them Sunni Muslims, they will be killed unless they leave the country immediately.
The Sadrist parliamentary bloc of 30 and its six ministers ended their two-month boycott Sunday, Jan. 21, clearing the way for Shiite PM Nouri al-Maliki to muster ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: American forces set out to capture Baghdad for second time in four years
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2007, 6:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The fresh US-Iraqi military operation to subdue and stabilize the Iraqi capital was launched earlier this week against the Sunni-al Qaeda hotbed of Haifa Street. It is at the core of the new Bush plan for Iraq.
The president faces congressional opposition to adding more US troops in Iraq, but his ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2007, 2:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Joint US-Iraqi forces were deep into their biggest operation ever to subdue the Iraqi capital forty-eight hours before US president George W. Bush formally unveiled his new Iraq plan on Wednesday Jan. 10. The operation started out against "terrorist hideouts" in and around the Sunni stronghold of Haifa Street.