Tag: Baghdad

Ice-Cream Shop Bombing Leaves 15 Dead in Baghdad

Fifteen people were killed and an additional 47 injured early Tuesday after a car bomb detonated outside an ice cream shop in central Baghdad. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack, which reportedly involved a remotely detonated device inside a car. The attack occurred just after midnight, when many families head out…

Jared Kushner Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, made an unannounced trip to Iraq over the weekend with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, a senior U.S. official said Sunday. The official said that Kushner wanted to show his support for Iraq’s government, and get a better understanding of…

Defense Secretary James Mattis: U.S. Won’t Seize Iraq’s Oil

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that the U.S. would not try to seize Iraq’s oil, an idea President Trump floated last month that has upset Iraqi leaders. Some local lawmakers have been pressuring Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to cut back on the country’s cooperation with the U.S. due to Trump’s oil threat and…

Bombs Kill 69 at Busy Baghdad Markets [VIDEO]

A series of attacks in busy Baghdad markets and a restaurant have killed at least 69 people and wounded scores of others Tuesday, officials said. An outdoor market in a majority-Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad was struck by a car bomb. Meanwhile, a second bomb in another neighborhood market killed and wounded many others. In another…

ISIS Car Bomb Kills 60+ in Baghdad [VIDEO]

The Islamic State terror group claimed res-ponsibility Wednesday for an attack in a predominantly Shiite Baghdad neighborhood that killed at least 64 people. Police say the bomb—among the deadliest in recent history in the Iraqi capital—was detonated in a parked car at a crowded outdoor marketplace. ISIS said in a Twitter post that it had…

Protesters Storm Green Zone Iraqi Parliament [VIDEO]

Hundreds of anti-government protesters on Saturday entered the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, carrying the national flag and chanting against the government. In order to enter parliament, they climbed over the walls fortifying the so-called “Green Zone.” The breach, which comes as political tensions in Iraq are reaching their boiling point, is the first of its…

ISIS Kills 60 at Busy Baghdad Market [VIDEO]

Authorities said at least 60 people died after a refrigerator truck exploded in a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Thursday. In a messaged posted on Twitter, ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, which left 200 wounded in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood, according to police and medical sources. “Many people were killed and…

Iraq Plane ‘Accidentally’ Bombs Baghdad [VIDEO

At least seven people are dead after an Iraqi warplane accidentally released a bomb due to a “technical problem.” The incident happened near the Rasheed air base during the Sukhoi Su-25 aircraft’s return from a bombing run, and the blast injured at least 11 others. “One of the bombs became stuck because of a technical…

34 killed in militants’ raid on alleged brothel in Baghdad [VIDEO]

An attack on apartments that neighbors say were used as a brothel in Baghdad killed at least 28 women and six men Saturday, security officials told CNN. An AFP correspondent on the scene reported that the attackers left a message on a door: “This is the fate of any prostitution.” Unidentified militants wearing military uniforms…

Car Bombs Hit Baghdad Shi’ite Districts, 17 Killed

A series of car bombs exploded in markets and shopping areas in mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said. Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda’s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi’ite districts to try to trigger…