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    Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:50pm on May 19, 2020

    One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources said, the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks....

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    Islamic State attack kills 10 Iraqi fighters north of Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra, Iraq | Updated at 11:58pm on May 02, 2020

    Ten Iraqi paramilitaries were killed in Islamic State group attacks north of Baghdad overnight, security forces said Saturday, the deadliest operation by jihadist sleeper cells...

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    New rockets target foreign troops in Iraqi base

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:23pm on March 14, 2020

    A fresh spate of rockets targeted an Iraqi base north of Baghdad on Saturday where foreign troops are deployed, Iraqi and US security sources said,...

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    Three protesters killed in Baghdad as deadline expire

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:33am on January 21, 2020

    Three protesters were killed on Monday in the Iraqi capital, medics said, as demonstrators across the country ramped up pressure on the government to implement...

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    Four rockets hit Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra | Updated at 10:43pm on January 12, 2020

    Four rockets slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad where US troops are based, military sources said on Sunday, with security forces saying four...

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    Iraq asks US for team to prepare troops pullout

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 01:13am on January 11, 2020

    Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi has asked the United States to send a delegation to Baghdad to begin preparing for a troop pullout, his...

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    US strikes in Iraq stir regional hornet’s nest

    James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    THE United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when last weekend it attacked an Iranian-backed militia. The fallout of the US...

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    Protests grip Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:14pm on December 08, 2019

    Thousands of Iraqi protesters streamed into streets and public squares in the capital and restive south on Sunday, saying they were not deterred by deadly...

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    Iraqis keep up anti-regime demos despite PM’s vow to quit

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah, Iraq | Updated at 10:49pm on November 30, 2019

    Iraqis kept up anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south on Saturday, unsatisfied with the premier’s vowed resignation and insisting on the overhaul of a...

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    Iraqi civilians in the firing line

    Birgit Svensson | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    THE air is bad in Baghdad. In both senses. On the one hand, new winter fog is pushing deep down into the lower strata of...