Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge

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Iraqi PM orders easier access to Baghdad's Green Zone as protests surge

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on August 28 ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad's fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an apparent bid to improve daily life for ordinary Iraqis as fresh protests erupted across the country.

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Anti-corruption protests in Iraq

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Thousands in Baghdad and the southern city of Basra gather to protest against what they call widespread corruption in the government.

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Car bomb kills 15 in eastern Baghdad - Iraqi police

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A car bomb explodes in a car dealership in eastern Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 35 others, police say.

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Spate of bombings kill 24 across Baghdad

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Spate of bombings kill 24 across Baghdad

A spate of bombings across Baghdad killed at least 24 people on August 15, two days after the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office one year ago.

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Islamic State claims blast in Baghdad's Sadr City

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At least 76 people have been killed in a blast at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district, police and medical sources say.

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Truck bomb kills at least 60 in Baghdad's Sadr City

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Truck bomb kills at least 60 in Baghdad's Sadr City

At least 60 people were killed and 200 wounded in a blast on Thursday at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City district, police and medical sources said, one of the largest attacks on the capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office a year ago.

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Top officials from anti-ISIS coalition to meet in Canada: sources

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Top officials from anti-ISIS coalition to meet in Canada: sources

Senior officials from the U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State forces will meet in Canada this week to discuss how to improve the effectiveness of the campaign, two sources with knowledge of the meeting said on Monday.

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US defense chief visits Iraq to assess Ramadi campaign

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US defense chief visits Iraq to assess Ramadi campaign

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to assess the campaign against Islamic State, as Iraq advances plans to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

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Car bomb kills 20 in Baghdad Shi'ite district

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Car bomb kills 20 in Baghdad Shi'ite district

A car bomb exploded in a crowded marketplace in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of the Iraqi capital on July 22, killing at least 20 people, police and medical sources said.

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Islamic State claims Iraq bomb killing over 100 people

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A suicide car bomber from Islamic State kills more than 100 people in the Shi'ite Iraqi town of Khan Bani Saad, north of Baghdad.

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Baghdad car bombs and suicide attacks kill 35

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Car bombs and suicide attacks targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad killed 35 people on July 12, one of the heaviest recent tolls in the Iraqi capital, which has faced a wave of bombings by Islamic State militants.

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Iraq warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 7: officials

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Iraq warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad, killing 7: officials

A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a "technical problem", killing at least seven people, security and medical officials said.

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Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town

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Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery town

Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters attacked the center of Iraq's northern oil refinery town of Baiji overnight, forcing the army and Shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on July 5.

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U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

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U.S. considering more military bases in Iraq: top general

The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

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Iraqis make progress against Islamic State in Baiji

Iraqi forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines into Baiji town and its nearby oil refinery, making progress at last against Islamic State rebels in a seesaw battle that has gone on for months, the Pentagon said on June 8.

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