UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwide and to dislodge Islamic State group militants from areas under their control.

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IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

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A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital.

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Blast in Baghdad's Sadr City kills at least 16

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BAGHDAD/TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 2 -- At least 16 people were killed by a car bomb in a busy square in Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district on Monday, while Islamic State attacks on military positions north of the capital killed 16 pro-government fighters, sources said.

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Baghdad rocked by series of blasts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

At least 12 people have been killed and 27 wounded in five explosions in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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Islamic State twin suicide bombings at Baghdad mall kill 12

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Islamic State twin suicide bombings at Baghdad mall kill 12

Twelve people were killed late on Friday in two suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State at a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said.

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

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Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

The U.S.-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group's funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" two years ago.

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Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for 2014 killings

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Iraq hangs 36 people sentenced to death for 2014 killings

Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad in 2014.

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Suicide bombing north of Baghdad kills 16, Islamic State claims attack

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Suicide bombing north of Baghdad kills 16, Islamic State claims attack

A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 16 people including a group of women and children packed into a minibus outside an Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said.

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Suicide car bomber kills at least 14 north of Baghdad: police

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A suicide car bomber killed at least 14 people including women and children packed into a minibus at a checkpoint outside a central Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said.

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Blast in Baghdad claimed by Islamic State kills six

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Iraqi police and medical sources say at least six people are killed and 20 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack claimed by Islamic State in northwest Baghdad.

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Islamic State car bomb attack kills seven north of Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people north of Baghdad, security and medical sources say.

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Islamic State says 'minister of war' Shishani killed

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Islamic State says 'minister of war' Shishani killed

Abu Omar al-Shishani, who the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", was killed in combat in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul, a news agency that supports the militant group said on Wednesday.

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U.S. to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

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U.S. to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year.

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Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

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Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday.

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Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

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Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months: IHS

Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday.

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