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3,500-year-old clay tablet looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago heads back to Iraq

A 3,500-year-old clay tablet that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago is headed back to Iraq. Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it was acquired by the company Hobby Lobby in 2014 for display in the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C authorities seized it in 2019, saying it was stolen […]

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Explosive laden drones attack Iraq’s Erbil airport

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone attack, Kurdish security officials said, the latest in a series of similar incidents over the past year. The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Erbil is the capital, initially said three rockets had hit near the airport. A second […]

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At least 12 Iraqi police personnel killed in attack near Kirkuk, ISIS suspected

Over a dozen Iraqi police officers were killed in an attack the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is suspected of carrying out at a security checkpoint. Twin attack on Sunday in the al-Rashad region south of Kirkuk city, took place just after midnight. The attackers first engaged in a military confrontation with police officers that lasted about […]

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in explosion while carrying cross-border operation in northern Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and two were wounded by explosives planted by fighters in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defence ministry said. The ministry said on Monday the incident took place the day before in a region where Turkey was carrying out a cross-border operation. A statement said three Turkish soldiers were “martyred” and two […]

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92 killed, more than 100 injured in fire at coronavirus hospital in Iraq after explosion of oxygen tank

A fire that tore through a coronavirus hospital in southern Iraq killed 92 people, health officials said on Tuesday, as authorities faced accusations of negligence from grieving relatives and a doctor who works there. More than 100 people were injured in the blaze on Monday night in Nassiriya, officials said. An investigation showed the fire […]

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14 rockets hit airbase hosting US and other foreign troops in Iraq

More than a dozen rockets hit an Iraqi military base hosting US and other international troops, wounding at least two people. Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesperson for the United States-led military coalition said the Al-Assad Air Base in western Iraq was attacked early by 14 rockets that landed on the base and its perimeter, prompting the activation […]

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United States conducts airstrikes near Iraq-Syria border targeting Iran-backed militias

The United States carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border in response to drone attacks on its forces in Iraq. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes targeted “operational and weapons storage facilities” at three locations. President Biden had been clear he would act to protect US personnel, he added. The […]

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Multiple rockets target Iraqi army bases hosting foreign troops and workers

Multiple rockets targeted Iraqi military bases hosting US-led coalition troops and foreign contractors, luckily no one was injured in the attacks. Iraq’s joint operations command said in a statement on Thursday one attack near a military base next to Baghdad’s airport was spearheaded by three explosives-laden drones, and one of the UAVs was intercepted and […]

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Two drones shot down over Al-Asad airbase in Iraq housing US and Iraqi coalition troops

Two drones were shot down over airbase housing US troops and Iraqi coalition forces on Sunday, Iraqi military said in a statement. The air defense system at Al-Asad Airbase, one of the largest and oldest military bases in Iraq, intercepted and shot down the drones, the statement said. Several hours before, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support […]

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Iraq estimates $150 billion was smuggled out in corrupt deals since US-led invasion in 2003

An estimated $150 billion of stolen money has been smuggled out of Iraq in corrupt deals since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraqi President Barham Salih said Sunday. “Of the close to a thousand billion dollars made from oil since 2003, an estimated $150 billion of stolen money has been smuggled out of […]

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82 killed, 110 injured in fire at intensive care unit of Iraqi hospital

At least 82 people died after a fire broke out in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, as Iraq faces a growing wave of COVID-19 cases. The fire on Sunday was sparked by an accident that caused an oxygen tank to explode, according to media reports. The health ministry […]

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Fire rips through intensive care unit of Baghdad Covid-19 hospital, 27 dead

At least 27 people died after a fire broke out in the coronavirus intensive care unit of the Ibn Khatib hospital in Baghdad, as Iraq faces a growing wave of COVID-19 cases. The fire was sparked by an accident that caused an oxygen tank to explode, according to media reports. There were 30 patients and […]