Tag Archives: Iraqi

Hours of forewarning saved US, Iraqi lives from Iran’s missile attack

01 January, 2020 10:08 am 10:08 am

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Reuters) – Nearly eight hours before Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on U.S. forces at bases in Iraq, American and Iraqi soldiers at Ain al-Asad air base scrambled to move personnel and weaponry to fortified bunkers, two Iraqi officers stationed at the base told Reuters. By midnight, not a single … Read More

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Iraqi FM hails Pakistan’s efforts to end tensions, maintain peace in regi...

01 January, 2020 5:31 pm 5:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (News) – Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali al-Hakim on Friday appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to end tensions and maintain peace in the region. The Iraqi FM stated during a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi. FM Qureshi has discussed escalating Iran-US hostility with his Iraqi counterpart. He expressed concerns on increasing tensions in … Read More

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias quit US Embassy after protests

01 January, 2020 9:31 am 9:31 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran. The demonstrators, angry at US air strikes against the Tehran-backed Kataib Hezbollah group in which at least 25 people … Read More

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Iraqi forces kill 45 protesters after Iranian consulate torched

11 November, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities. At least 29 people died in the southern city of Nassiriya when troops opened fire on demonstrators … Read More

Iraqi forces kill 35 protesters after Iranian consulate torched

11 November, 2019 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 35 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities. At least 24 people died when troops opened fire on demonstrators who blocked a bridge in the … Read More

Three, killed, Iraqi, protesters, try, break, Iran, consulate, Kerbala

Three killed as Iraqi protesters try to break into Iran consulate in Karbal...

11 November, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three protesters were shot dead by Iraqi security forces who opened fire on a crowd trying to storm the Iranian consulate in the Shi’ite Muslim holy city of Kerbala overnight, security and medical sources said on Monday. The incident was the latest sign of anti-Iranian anger that has emerged during the biggest … Read More

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Iraqi protesters and security forces clash, keep Umm Qasr port closed

11 November, 2019 2:18 pm 2:18 pm

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraq’s main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday, after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight, security sources said. Operations at the port have been at a complete standstill since Wednesday, after protesters first blocked its entrance on … Read More

Iraqi, prime minister, main, backers, agree, oust, him

Iraqi prime minister’s main backers agree to oust him

10 October, 2019 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s two main backers have agreed to work to remove him from office as protests against his government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shi’ite south only to be met with violence. Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who leads parliament’s largest bloc, had asked Abdul … Read More

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Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters, kill 14

10 October, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

HILLA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces killed at least 14 people in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala overnight after opening fire on protesters, medical and security sources said, in a return to tactics denounced by the government’s own internal inquiry. At least 865 people were wounded, the sources said. Three protesters died in … Read More

Iraqi, security forces. Killed, 149 protesters, shots, head, chest

Iraqi security forces killed 149 protesters, most by shots to head, chest: ...

10 October, 2019 6:49 pm 6:49 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) — An Iraqi government committee investigating a wave of unrest found that 149 civilians were killed because security forces used excessive force and live fire to quell protests, according to its report, seen by Reuters. The report, which said more than 70% of the deaths were caused by shots to the head or … Read More

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Iraqi police fire on protesters in new unrest, death toll passes 100

10 October, 2019 9:10 am 9:10 am

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Sunday, the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6,000 have been wounded. The eight were killed in eastern Baghdad, police sources said, after police backed … Read More

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Iraqi authorities lift Baghdad curfew as death toll rises to 72 in days of ...

10 October, 2019 12:09 pm 12:09 pm

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad on Saturday that anti-government protesters had defied, as the toll from four days of violent unrest rose to 72 killed and hundreds injured. Traffic ran as normal through the Iraqi capital and streets and main squares were otherwise quiet. Concrete barriers blocked off areas … Read More