Iraq executed 11 "terrorists" Wednesday, including a Tunisian man convicted in the al-Askariya Shrine bombing in 2006, Iraqiya state TV reported on Thursday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gave government ministers 100 days to deliver results and eliminate corruption or be fired, the government announced after an emergency cabinet meeting Sunday.
At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accompanying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police.
Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.
At least 12 police officers were killed and 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden vehicle into the federal police headquarters in the city of Samarra, authorities said.
The death toll from a suicide bombing onboard a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in Iraq rose to 50 on Sunday, police said.
A suicide bomber drove into a rest tent for Shiite pilgrims in Iraq Thursday, killing eight people and injuring 30 others, police officials in Samarra said.
Two explosions wounded at least 16 people Saturday in Salaheddin province, police officials in Samarra said.
Days after the close of a particularly deadly January, Iraq was shaken again Thursday by attacks that left 14 dead and 43 wounded around the Middle Eastern nation.
Violence in central Iraq on Sunday left at least three people dead, including two members of a group credited with helping fight the local arm of al Qaeda, officials said.
Attackers targeting security forces in northern Iraq and religious pilgrims in Baghdad left at least 15 people dead and others wounded, police said Tuesday.
A string of bombings and shootings in Iraq has left at least one Iraqi military officer and five civilians dead and at least 21 people wounded, authorities said Monday.
Two people were killed and at least 16 people were wounded in multiple bombings targeting police and anti-al Qaeda fighters in the city of Samarra, Iraq, Friday evening, according to local police.
During the long years of the financial crisis, the American economy has been like a retelling of the Somerset Maugham story "Appointment in Samarra," in which a man unsuccessfully runs from city to city in attempts to avoid a run-in with Death -- who, of course, is one step ahead of him. Similarly, investors have now spent years dodging disaster in one area of the markets, only to find their investments coming to a bad end elsewhere.
Two Iranians detained for years in Iraq by U.S. troops have been freed and are headed home, officials at the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad told CNN on Friday.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports on the suicide bombing of a Baghdad restaurant.
A U.S. Army general, who banned soldiers from getting pregnant, now says they will not be court marshaled.
The commander who instituted a policy cracking down on pregnancy among soldiers defended it Tuesday as necessary to maintain troop strength, but said no soldier would ever be court-martialed for violating the directive.
Eight of the 16 members of al Qaeda in Iraq who escaped Wednesday night from a Tikrit prison north of Baghdad have been recaptured, security officials in Samarra told CNN Saturday.
Embedded with the fourth infantry division, CNN's Arwa Damon takes us one step closer to the site of the deadly attacks.
The bombing of a Samarra shrine touched off Iraq's worst sectarian violence. Will rebuilding the mosque help put the country back together?
Six Iraqis were killed Saturday when a U.S. helicopter fired on a small gathering at what may have been a pro-U.S. group's checkpoint, officials said.
Bombings, clashes and a shooting in Iraq Tuesday left at least 48 people dead, and another 20 bodies were found in a mass grave, police officials told CNN.
A man in a wheelchair blew himself up Monday in a northern Iraqi police station, killing three National Police officers, including a commander, police said.
Video provided to CNN shows an al Qaeda in Iraq firing squad executing one-time allies -- fellow Sunni extremists -- who were not loyal enough to the terror organization, coalition military analysts said.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports on new documents and video from al Qaeda seized in Iraq
Iraqi police said they killed an al Qaeda in Iraq leader on Saturday in the northern city of Samarra, a day after five U.S. soldiers were killed in two explosions elsewhere.
Conflict flared up Wednesday in an area of northern Iraq where U.S. and Iraqi troops have been taking on al Qaeda in Iraq and other militants.
The Army is investigating the possibility three soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who died in a firefight in Iraq may have been killed by friendly fire, according to U.S. military officials.
Police defused a parked car bomb just outside the northern Iraqi city of Samarra Sunday morning, near where a car bomb exploded the previous day, killing five Iraqis and wounding 15 others, Samarra police said.
Violence in several Iraqi locations on Tuesday left more than a dozen people dead, according to authorities.
Insurgents in Iraq targeted Shiite Muslims on Sunday -- the second day of the Eid al-Fitr festival -- in separate attacks that left at least 24 dead, Iraqi officials said.
The Iraqi city of Samarra was under curfew Friday, a day after gunmen in more than 50 vehicles attacked police stations and checkpoints in the area, police said.
Coalition troops killed the al Qaeda terrorist who masterminded the February 2006 attack on Samarra's al-Askariya mosque and set off continuing violence and reprisal killings between Sunnis and Shiites, the U.S. military said Sunday.
Iraqi soccer team returns
Coalition forces killed four suspected militants and detained 18 thought to have helped make or plant roadside bombs, the U.S. military said.
Civilians helped coalition and Iraqi forces conduct a massive raid on an al Qaeda hideout in the town of Sherween, leaving 20 suspected terrorists dead and 20 more in coalition custody, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Sadr avoids a potentially bloody confrontation, Maliki's cabinet approves an oil law, and civilian deaths are down. But don't celebrate yet
Five American soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a coordinated attack in southern Baghdad involving a roadside bomb and rocket-propelled grenades
Five U.S. soldiers were killed when a "very large" roadside bomb exploded near their combat patrol in southern Baghdad, a U.S. general said Friday.
Its mosque attacked twice, Samarra's Sunni populace and Shi'a police may make the city erupt once again
Fourteen insurgents were killed Wednesday in northern Iraq while trying to rig a truck with explosives, police in Tikrit said.
U.S. and Iraqi troops captured two senior al-Qaeda militants and seven other operatives Saturday in Diyala province, an Iraqi commander said, as an offensive to clear the volatile area of insurgents entered its fifth day
The presence of a massive American force in the streets of Baghdad has restrained the Mahdi Army
U.S.-led coalition forces have found the identification cards of two missing American soldiers, believed to have been abducted last month south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Saturday.
Attackers bombed a Sunni Muslim shrine Friday near the mostly Shiite city of Basra, two days after blasts destroyed towers at the revered Golden Dome Shiite mosque in Samarra.
The attack on a Shi'ite shrine in Samarra exposes the limitations of the security crackdown, and the U.S. surge
Attackers struck nine Sunni mosques in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital in the aftermath of Wednesday's bombing of Al-Askariya Mosque -- a major Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, police said Thursday.
Apparent retaliatory attacks in the aftermath of the bombing of the Al-Askariya Mosque -- a major Shiite shrine in Samarra -- have left six Sunni mosques badly damaged, police said Thursday.
Suicide car bombings at a market and at a police checkpoint in Ramadi killed 13 people and wounded 35 others Monday, police said.
Nine U.S. soldiers died in Iraq on Sunday, including six killed in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported.
A pre-dawn coalition military raid killed at least eight gunmen and uncovered a bloodstained torture chamber in a building in Baghdad's Sadr City that was later destroyed by a powerful controlled explosion.
U.S. troops and fighters from radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Mehdi Army clashed outside one of al-Sadr's main offices Sunday.
Five explosions ripped through central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 90 people, amid memorials marking last year's attack on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra, police said.
More than 34,000 civilians were "violently killed" across Iraq last year, with an average of 94 killed every day, according to a new United Nations report.
Four days of persistent violence, mainly between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, has left dozens of people dead in the northern Iraqi city of Balad.
A dozen Iraqis were killed Monday in attacks near Baquba, north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi security forces have arrested a Tunisian who they say played an active role in the February 22 bombing of the Askariya Mosque in Samarra, a major Shiite shrine, a top Iraqi official said.
Bombs in Iraq, including one which tore through a crowded pet animal market in Baghdad, have claimed another seven lives and injured scores of people, police and military said.
The U.S. military is investigating reports its soldiers killed two women, one of whom was pregnant, in Samarra, according to the U.S. military and an official with the Joint Coordination Center in Salaheddin province.
Coalition forces hunted and killed a local al Qaeda leader and two other insurgents in Samarra on Friday, the U.S. military said.
As the war in Iraq entered its fourth year Monday, nine bodies were found shot in the head in Baghdad, said an official with the city's emergency police.
Iraqi police and soldiers found the bodies of 22 people in Baghdad on Saturday who were shot in the head and showed signs of torture, security forces said.
U.S. and Iraqi forces ferreted out insurgents and weapons caches in a rural area north of Baghdad on Friday, U.S. military officials said, as Operation Swarmer entered its second day.
Helicopter-borne U.S. and Iraqi troops fanned out into the countryside around the northern city of Samarra on Thursday in a new anti-insurgent assault, the U.S. military said.
Attacks around Iraq on Monday claimed five lives and wounded at least 31 people, officials said.
As violence across Iraq claimed at least 15 lives Friday, President Jalal Talabani issued an official statement for the new parliament to hold its first session on March 19.
A mortar round killed seven people and wounded 15 others at a busy market in a southeastern Baghdad suburb early Saturday, said an emergency police official, one day after a daytime curfew brought relative peace.
(Time.com) In spite of the Bush administration's continued calls to end the sectarian violence that has torn through Iraq since the explosion of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, another wave of killings shook the country today, spreading the dread of civil war like brush fire among both Sunnis and Shiites who are already on edge.
Three journalists for Al-Arabiya television, including a well-known woman correspondent, were kidnapped and killed while covering sectarian violence in Samarra, police and the Arabic-language channel said.
Iraqi leaders attempted Thursday to stop sectarian violence that has escalated since a revered Shiite shrine was bombed in Samarra, prompting widespread reprisals against Sunnis.
Gunmen targeted 27 Baghdad mosques and killed three Sunni imams Wednesday in the wake of a bomb attack at one of the holiest Shiite sites.
Basra's provincial government temporarily has cut ties with the Danish and British contingents in Basra, the council's head told CNN on Tuesday.
Insurgents in Iraq killed four people and wounded 17 others Saturday in three separate attacks, officials said.
The U.S. military said Monday that coalition forces launched airstrikes Sunday in and around Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing "an estimated 70 terrorists."
A roadside bomb killed four American soldiers Thursday in the north-central Iraqi city of Samarra, the U.S. military said.
Total U.S. troop casualties in the Iraq war passed 1,600 Sunday, according to a CNN count, when two soldiers were killed near Khaldiya and a third died in Samarra.
A translator with U.S., Romanian and Iraqi citizenship was with three Romanian journalists who were kidnapped this week in Baghdad, a senior Romanian official said Thursday.
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A U.S. Army sergeant was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter but convicted of assault in a case involving two civilians forced to jump off a bridge in Samarra, Iraq, one year ago, the U.S. military said Saturday.
Suicide car bombers rammed a bus carrying Iraqi national guard troops Sunday near Balad, north of Baghdad, killing 21 soldiers and a nearby woman, a U.S. military spokeswoman said.
Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is reportedly suggesting that national elections set for January 30 could be spread out over 15 to 20 days to improve the chances that more Iraqis will vote.
Insurgents stepped up their attacks in the restive Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday as U.S. Marines prepared for an all-out assault on the rebel stronghold of Falluja.
Suicide car bombers Saturday targeted an Iraqi police station west of Baghdad and a national guard camp in Samarra, north of the capital city, killing a total of at least 11 Iraqis.
The highest-ranking U.S. soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday to five charges of abusing Iraqi detainees.
U.S.-led forces have started a push against insurgents in another Iraqi hot spot -- the northern part of Babil province -- a couple of days after control was established in the restive city of Samarra.
The U.S. military says it has killed more than 130 insurgents in two days of fighting in Samarra, but locals say many civilians are among the dead.
Iraqi police found the bodies of a man and a woman who are believed to be Westerners south of Baghdad, an Iraqi hospital official said Sunday.
U.S. and Iraqi forces engaged in sporadic fighting with insurgents on Saturday in Samarra as part of a campaign to destroy what one Iraqi official called "wasp's nests of terrorism" in more than a dozen cities.
Friday's battle for the Iraqi city of Samarra is the opening salvo in what will be a campaign over the next several months to "take back" more than a dozen Iraq cities where insurgents hold sway, in time for the country's January elections, according to Pentagon sources.
At least 109 insurgents and one American soldier were killed overnight in a major offensive launched by U.S. and Iraqi forces in the city of Samarra, U.S. military officials said Friday.
U.S. and Iraqi forces moved into the Sunni Triangle city of Samarra late Thursday in one of the largest offensives in several months.
U.S.-led multinational troops and Iraqi security forces launched an operation Thursday to oust "anti-Iraqi" fighters who have overrun the northern Iraqi city of Tall 'Afar, the U.S. military said.
For every American killed in Iraq, there are many left to grieve at home.
A mortar attack killed five U.S. troops and an Iraqi National Guard member Thursday in the central Iraqi city of Samarra, according to a U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit.
The U.S. Army has filed criminal charges against four soldiers who are accused of forcing two Iraqis to jump from a bridge over the Tigris River.
U.S. authorities said Tuesday they will investigate the shooting of an Iraqi TV reporter and his driver who were killed by coalition forces near military checkpoints in the north-central Iraqi city of Samarra.
A car bomb has exploded near a government building in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least one Iraqi civilian, U.S. military sources told CNN.
In the middle of a former granary-turned-U.S. military base in Samarra, Iraq, a U.S. soldier gently folds a Kenyan flag and puts it away. For Pfc. Michael Giraudo, a white 20-year-old with a slim build and quiet demeanor, the flag isn't a souvenir -- it is a symbol of home.
Coalition forces Wednesday seized four nephews of Iraqi fugitive Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who is the highest-ranking member of Saddam Hussein's deposed regime still at large. Al-Douri is believed to be behind many of the insurgent attacks in Iraq.