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News on Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | CNN

Nigerian military searches for girls abducted by Boko Haram

Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram Islamists, authorities said Wednesday.

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6 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

36 killed, 53 wounded in Iraq attacks

Thirty-six people were killed and 53 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.

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8 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Iraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent

This is a 2003 file image obtained by The Associated Press which shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him in late 2003 at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

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9 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Operation Comfort strives to help vets 'reinvent their dreams'

Wounded Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans Gabe Monreal, Yancy Baer and Chris Rosebrock set off March 31, 2014, from Da Nang, Vietnam on a six-day, 320-mile cycling trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return to Vietnam for the first time since the war, but cannot afford to make the trip.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, World News, Vietnam, Middle East, US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, US Navy

13 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

Violence surges in Iraq's Anbar province

At least 18 people, including two soldiers, have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq's volatile western province of Anbar, medical and security officials have said, in a surge in violence before parliamentary elections.

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17 hrs ago | Le Monde diplomatique

Iraqis await elections with a heavy heart

National elections, barely two weeks away, are likely to reinforce Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's authoritarian grip on power in Baghdad and further marginalize any opposition.

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21 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

Blackwater Guards to Be Tried for Killing 14 Iraqis

One of the darkest episodes during the U.S. occupation of Iraq last decade is finally resulting in the prosecution of private American security guards who killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians in a single incident.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Star

Iraq's Kurds dig trench to block militants

The 3-meter-wide trench is to stretch along 17 kilometers of the Iraq-Syria border.

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Al Bawaba

Senior official, seven others killed in Iraq violence

Lieutenant General Hassan Karim Khudayr was killed while flying his helicopter after the aircraft experience a "technical defect" malfunction while landing north of Baghdad, according to defense minister reports.

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Xinhuanet

Eleven people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday.

Eleven people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, while the Iraqi Justice Ministry blocked Abu Ghraib prison in the west of the capital Baghdad over security concerns.

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Ma'an News Agency

Iraq shuts infamous Abu Ghraib prison over security fears

Iraq has closed Abu Ghraib prison, made infamous by Saddam Hussein's regime and US forces, due to security concerns following a mass breakout last year, the justice ministry said Tuesday.

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Big News Network.com

At Least 16 Killed In Violence In Iraq

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Al Bawaba

Iraq: Militants take control of Fallujah dam as car bombs rock Baghdad

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have closed all gates of a dam they control in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in Anbar Province.

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Archaeology

An Update on the Iraq Museum

Work continues on the exhibition halls and the main gate at The Iraq Museum, but it may soon open to all Iraqis.

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Reuters

Army general upholds Manning's prison sentence in WikiLeaks case

A U.S. Army general has denied clemency for Chelsea Manning and upheld the former soldier's 35-year prison sentence for providing secret files to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history, the Army said Monday.

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AlertNet

WFP Iraq Expands Emergency Assistance To People Affected By Al-Anbar Crisis

BAGHDAD The UN World Food Programme started this month providing emergency food assistance to almost quarter of a million people who have been affected by fighting in Al-Anbar.

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Pharmaceutical Processing

Iraq Scrambles to Fight Polio Surge Amid Conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Vet goes on the road to stand by fallen Oviedo hero

World War I aces gave flight to the term that's become war-fighter code for "I've got your back."

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

The big test facing Iraq

Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, looks out the cockpit window of a military helicopter at the thin blue waterway below - the site of one of the fiercest battles in modern history.

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Trend

No Azerbaijanis injured in Iran bus fire

There were 29 Azerbaijani citizens in the bus, which burned down in Iran, Bahrouz Zare Mirzai, Iranian Foreign Minister's Spokesman in Ardabil Province told Trend on April 13. Earlier Iranian ISNA news agency reported that the bus carrying Azerbaijani pilgrims to Iraq's Karbala city burned down in Iran's Ardabil Province.

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