Latest Terrorism in Iraq Stories

2008-10-18 18:00:11

Four Israeli nationals held hostage on the island of Turks and Caicos by Chinese laborers were freed Saturday after their company agreed to pay a ransom. The hostages were released after successful negotiations between their captors and the Israeli firm Ashtrom Engineering and Construction, Ynetnews.com reported Saturday. Nine of the Israelis who had been held by the laborers were released Thursday night. Some of the freed Israelis have agreed to remain on the island. "All of the...

2008-10-15 13:00:00

Coalition forces killed al-Qaida in Iraq's second-in-command during an operation earlier in October in Mosul, the U.S. military command announced Wednesday. Abu Qaswarah, known as Abu Sara, who was killed during an Oct. 5 operation after coalition forces tracked him to a building in the northern Iraq city, CNN reported. Qaswarah was second to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the military said. He also had "historic ties" to Abu Musav al-Zarqari, who preceded al-Masri, as well...

2008-10-05 12:00:08

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Two U.S. helicopters collided while landing at a base in Baghdad on Saturday, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding four people, including two Americans, the military said. It was the second helicopter crash in two weeks. The U.S. military said hostile fire did not appear to be the cause. Also Saturday, the military said it killed an al-Qaida leader in Iraq suspected of masterminding one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad, several other recent...

2008-10-03 09:00:10

Urgent: Suicide bombers kill 7 at two Shiite mosques in Baghdad BAGHDAD, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Suicide bombers struck two Shiite mosques in southern Baghdad on Thursday, killing seven worshippers and wounding 14 others, an Interior Ministry source said. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 09:00:10

Suicide bombers struck two Shiite mosques Thursday, killing at least 20 worshipers during early morning prayers in two areas of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. The attacks occurred as Muslims were marking the end of the Ramadan fasting month. A suicide car bomber killed nine people and wounded 30 at a Shiite assembly hall in the Zafaraniya district, while a teenage boy detonated a device at a mosque in New Baghdad, killing 12 and wounding 26, sources told KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency....

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By KIM GAMEL By Kim Gamel The Associated Press BAGHDAD The number of Iraqi security forces killed in September rose by nearly a third to 159 compared with the same period last year, Associated Press figures showed Tuesday. U.S. troop deaths for the same period fell by nearly 40 percent to 25. The figures are a sign that U.S. military is increasingly relying on the Iraqis, including U.S.-allied Sunni fighters, to take the lead in operations so they can assume responsibility for...

2008-08-05 00:00:11

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi leaders failed Sunday to resolve differences over how to govern the oil- rich city of Kirkuk - a dispute that is blocking provincial elections and stoking tension in the volatile north.Also Sunday, a truck bomb exploded in a Sunni area of northern Baghdad, killing 12 people, wounding 23 and raising concern about a revival of sectarian conflict.Parliament had called a special session Sunday to try to reach agreement...

2008-07-30 06:00:25

By Nicholas Spangler and Laith Hammoudi, The Miami Herald Jul. 30--BAGHDAD -- Iraqi infantry, supported by artillery, the Iraqi air force and U.S. forces, on Tuesday began what was described as a major operation in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. Iraqi forces said they had encountered no resistance to the crackdown, which the army had announced six days earlier. Residents of Baqouba, the provincial capital, woke to find new checkpoints in neighborhoods throughout the city, but...

2008-07-29 18:00:22

By Kim Gamel BAGHDAD - Suicide bombers, including at least three women, struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and Kurdish protesters in the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, killing at least 57 people - a brutal reminder that mass gatherings remain vulnerable despite vast gains in security. The attacks came even though the U.S. has boosted efforts to recruit and train women for Iraq's police force and enlist them to join Sunnis fighting al-Qaida. Insurgents increasingly use female bombers...

2008-07-29 12:00:04

BAGHDAD _ Iraqi infantry, supported by artillery elements of the Iraqi air force and U.S. forces, began a major operation in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, early Tuesday morning. As many as 30,000 troops from the 4th and 8th divisions of the Iraqi army are already in place, Ali Ghaidan, the commander of Iraqi ground troops in that province, announced. A spokesman for Ghaidan said the main aim of the offensive was to clear the province and its suburbs "of terrorists and outlaws,"...

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