Category: Baghdad

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Jan
2021

Baghdad blast responsibility in questionBaghdad blast responsibility in question

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A deadly double suicide bombing ripped through a second-hand clothing market in Tayaran Square, located in Bab Al-Sharqi commercial district of Baghdad on Thursday.  Hassan Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Iraq’s Health Minister, said at least 32 people were killed and 110 others were wounded. Those at the scene report the bombers […]

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Jan
2021

REPORT: Double Suicide Bombing By Islamic State Group In Baghdad Leaves At Least 32 Dead, Dozens WoundedREPORT: Double Suicide Bombing By Islamic State Group In Baghdad Leaves At Least 32 Dead, Dozens Wounded

A double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group killed at least 32 people Thursday in Baghdad, Iraq, the Associated Press reported. The bombing occurred in the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area of central Baghdad amid political tensions due to early elections and a crippling economic crisis. Iraqi military officials claimed that the Islamic State group […]

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Jan
2021

Thousands Of Iraqis Attend Baghdad Rally On One-Year Anniversary Of Soleimani’s DeathThousands Of Iraqis Attend Baghdad Rally On One-Year Anniversary Of Soleimani’s Death

Thousands of Iraqis assembled Sunday in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversaries of the deaths of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, both of whom were killed together in a Trump-ordered drone strike Jan. 3. 2020. Authorities sealed off roads leading to Tahrir Square and maintained tight security as crowds, chanting […]

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Dec
2020

US To Withdraw Staff From Baghdad Embassy Prior To Anniversary Of Soleimani KillingUS To Withdraw Staff From Baghdad Embassy Prior To Anniversary Of Soleimani Killing

December 03, 2020 12:34 PM ET The United States is withdrawing some staff from its embassy in Baghdad ahead of the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, as first reported by the Washington Post.  An official described the move as a temporary “de-risking” as tensions rise in the region, particularly with Iran, according to […]

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Jan
2020

American Troops Reportedly Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets As Protests Continue Outside Embassy In BaghdadAmerican Troops Reportedly Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets As Protests Continue Outside Embassy In Baghdad

January 01, 2020 11:51 AM ET Security personnel at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq reportedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd of protesters as the unrest continued outside the compound Wednesday. The tear gas firing occurred Wednesday after protesters began to throw rocks over the walls of the embassy, according to […]

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Jan
2020

Protesters Break Into US Embassy In Baghdad Following American Airstrikes, Gunshots Reportedly HeardProtesters Break Into US Embassy In Baghdad Following American Airstrikes, Gunshots Reportedly Heard

December 31, 2019 8:24 AM ET Protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, getting through a main gate amid demonstrations against recent American airstrikes in Iraq on an Iran-backed militia group. As hundreds protested against the airstrikes from Sunday, some began to try and break into the embassy according to CNN, who […]

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Jan
2020

Around 750 Soldiers Head To Iraq Following US Embassy AttackAround 750 Soldiers Head To Iraq Following US Embassy Attack

December 31, 2019 9:01 PM ET Around 750 soldiers will be deployed in response to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, according to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Hundreds of people protested against the American airstrikes from Sunday, and some tried to break into the embassy located in Baghdad. Security personnel used […]

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