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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Baghdad

This year
Protesters try to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone over burning of Koran in Denmark
Security forces managed to push back the demonstrators, preventing them from reaching the Danish embassy.
Iraqis protest in capital against gender based violence following murder of YouTuber
Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on 31 January in the southern province of Diwaniyah.
Last year
Iraqi firms violating international trademarks to face crackdown
A chain of fake Starbucks has been operating under the international coffee company’s logo in Baghdad.
23 protestors shot dead in Baghdad Green Zone clashes as shelling continued overnight
It is believed that the dead are supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr who has announced that he was quitting politics.
Nine schoolteachers among 11 dead in Iraq minibus crash
The minibus collided with a 4×4 travelling in the opposite direction “due to high speed and the driver of the second vehicle’s lack of attention”.
All time
Tensions rise after Iraqi PM survives assassination attempt
Seven of Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s security guards were injured in the attack by at least two armed drones in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area.
At least 30 killed in bomb attack at Baghdad market
The blast happened a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday.
Fire at Baghdad Covid hospital kills 82, leaves 110 wounded
Flames spread quickly across multiple floors in the middle of the night.
Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran
The killing of Iran’s top general could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the Middle East.
Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike
The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.
Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'
US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
Dozens of people killed during anti-government protests in Iraq
Nearly 200 people have died and thousands have been wounded since the rallies first began earlier this mont.
Week of protests in Iraq leave 30 people dead
Protesters have been angered by corruption and unemployment.
At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast
This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.
Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.
IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq
A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today.
Suicide car bomb kills at least 32 in busy Baghdad neighbourhood
Many of the victims were labourers waiting for work.
At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq
Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.
Baghdad death toll now at 250, making it the worst bombing since the invasion
An Isis suicide bomber detonated a lorry packed with explosives in the predominantly-Shia Karrada district of the Iraqi capital during preparations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr
At least 119 people killed as bomb attacks rock Baghdad
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement posted online.
Chaos reigns in Iraq as rioters break into Baghdad's Green Zone
More than 55 people have also died in a number of bomb blasts.
At least 30 dead after suicide bomber hits football match
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Group of American civilians kidnapped in Iraq
The individuals were taken from an interpreter’s home in Baghdad.
40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster
Over 3,980 people have died in tragedies in the hajj since 1975.
Isis has perfected the suicide and car bombs so they're now 'works of art'
A policeman said they were “so sophisticated that they destroyed everything”.
US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for first time
Last week Obama ordered a “relentless” war against the Islamic State.
Countries to support Iraq by "any means necessary" against Islamic State
30 diplomats met today in Paris on the issue.
US considers rescue mission for trapped Yazidi refugees in Iraq
It comes as the country’s prime minister said he would sue the president in a desperate bid to cling to his job.
23 people have been killed by a Baghdad suicide car bomb
At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded.
Mass grave of 53 men, tied up and executed, found in Iraq
Separately today, the Iraqi prime minister has accused the Kurdish government of protecting militants.
The US has begun flying armed drones over Iraq
The US says that drones are purely to protect their military advisers.
John Kerry makes unannounced trip to Iraq's Kurdish region as country teeters on the brink
There is an increasingly urgent diplomatic push to stop Iraq from tearing apart.
US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace
The US Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks today during a visit Baghdad’s Green Zone.
Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing
The seizure of Al-Qaim leaves just one of three official border crossings with Syria in the hands of the central government.
Obama ready to send 300 military advisers to Iraq
He said that the US would be prepared to take targeted and precise military action.
US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: official
President Obama has vowed not to approve “boots on the ground” in Iraq — three years after a large American force withdrew.
GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad
The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.
Iran offers help against militants in Iraq... but only if the US makes the first move
The offer came as Iraqi commanders said the army had recaptured two towns north of Baghdad as they prepared a fightback.
US considering "all the options" as militants move towards Baghdad
President Barack Obama’s comments come after the cities of Mosul and Tikrit fell to insurgents during lightning advances.