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June 16, 2013

Violent car bombings kill dozens in Iraq, raising fears of increased violence

  • 30+ the number of people killed in a series of violent car-bombing attacks throughout Iraq on Sunday. The attacks, which also injured scores of people throughout the country, raised concerns that widespread violence could return to the country a decade after the Iraq war began. Nearly 2,000 people have been killed since April. source
8:47 // 1 year ago
April 23, 2013

Clash between government forces, minority protesters leaves more than 40 dead in Iraq

  • 44 people were killed after a gun fight broke out between Sunni Iraqi protesters, and government security forces who stormed the protesters’ camp on Tuesday morning. The group was protesting alleged marginalization of Iraq’s minority Sunni population by the country’s primarily Shi’ite government coalition. Protesters say they were unarmed, prior to the battle which eventually involved both local militants and members of the Iraqi army, but government officials claim security forces found rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons inside the camp. source
21:23 // 1 year ago
April 9, 2013
15:07 // 1 year ago
usatoday:

10 years ago today, U.S. Marines toppled a large statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, a gesture symbolizing the end of his rule.
Here’s our front page from the next day.
Also from our archive: Marine in historic photo identified — http://usat.ly/YfVjU9 

usatoday:

10 years ago today, U.S. Marines toppled a large statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, a gesture symbolizing the end of his rule.

Here’s our front page from the next day.

Also from our archive: Marine in historic photo identified — http://usat.ly/YfVjU9 

(via mohandasgandhi)

13:10 // 1 year ago
April 6, 2013

Suicide bombing hits political event in Iraq

  • 20people killed by suicide bombing in Iraq, at a political luncheon for Muthana al-Jourani, a Sunni candidate running for election to the provincial council. He himself was only injured in the attack — while the perpetrator and motive of the attack is yet unknown, the bloodshed echoes ongoing, brutal sectarian violence that has gripped Iraq over the last year. source
16:26 // 1 year ago
April 5, 2013

In the above clip, Andrew Sullivan explains why he feels he has “blood on my hands” due to the Iraq War. “That’s a high-drama, melodramatic, queeny kind of thing to say,” he explains. “But … (long pause) … it’s true.” Sullivan was very hawkish at the beginning but later recanted the stance.

14:06 // 1 year ago
March 24, 2013
10:18 // 1 year ago
March 19, 2013

Numerous bombings reported in Baghad on the ten year anniversary of the Iraq War

  • 56 people were killed by twelve different bombings spread across Baghdad on Tuesday, exactly one decade after former President George W. Bush announced the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
  • 200 more were injured by the blasts, which reportedly targeted Shia areas across Iraq’s capital city. In response to the attacks, the Iraqi government has postponed provincial elections in Anbar and Nineveh which were previously scheduled for April 20. source
17:46 // 1 year ago
March 14, 2013

Coordinated attacks leave double digit death toll in central Baghdad

  • 25 people were killed in Baghdad on Thursday in a series of coordinated bombings near the heart of Iraq’s capital city. Seven policement and 15 civilians were among those killed, and all of the attackers involved were killed by a combination of return fire and the explosives they detonated.
  • 50 people were also wounded in the attacks, though no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the bombings at this time. The bombings all targeted government facilities inside the Green Zone, though Western Embassies remained strangely untouched, leading authorities to believe the violence was inspired by sectarian conflict as opposed to discontentment with the United States. source
14:50 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2012
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War, has died, according to the Associated Press. More details as we get them.
UPDATE: The Associated Press now has a story but it offers no other new details.

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces during the Persian Gulf War, has died, according to the Associated Press. More details as we get them.

UPDATE: The Associated Press now has a story but it offers no other new details.

19:21 // 1 year ago