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Blackwater trial: Ex-guard says he didn't feel threatened before Iraq shooting A former Blackwater security guard testified Thursday he didn't feel that he and his colleagues were being threatened when they opened fire in downtown Baghdad, resulting in the shootings of dozens of Iraqis.
Fox News | 2 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Shi'ite militias use hit lists to pick off foes: police BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militias have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped, executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising the stakes in a sectarian war tearing the country apart.
Reuters | 5 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iraqi anger rises as militants attack Mosul's cultural history Baghdad - When the Sunni extremists ruling Mosul destroyed the shrine of a prophet whose story features in the traditions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism - the most important of nearly...
The Day | 17 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from New London, Connecticut
Destruction of Mosuls shrines sparks first signs of resistance against Islamic State BAGHDAD As al-Qaeda-inspired militants have reduced Mosuls ancient religious shrines to rubble in recent weeks, their support has also crumbled, with popular outrage producing the first signs of resistance in the Iraqi city. Read full article >>
Washington Post | 23 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Shi'ite militia hangs up 15 executed Sunnis in Iraqi square BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them from electricity poles in a public square in the town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, on Wednesday, police said.
Reuters | Jul 30, 2014 6:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq BAGHDAD European airlines and a Dubai-based carrier are rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution amid fears that militants with the Islamic State group have weapons capable of shooting down planes, despite Iraq saying its skies are s
Daily Chronicle | Jul 30, 2014 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Dekalb, Illinois
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Iraqi militias execute, hang 15 people: police By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Shi'ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them by electricity poles in a public square in a town northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, police said. A police officer at the scene in Baquba, a mix
Yahoo! News | Jul 30, 2014 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqi Kurdish pipeline stopped; tanker in limbo off Texas ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to export oil independently of Baghdad hit another obstacle on Wednesday, as a Turkish energy official and industry sources said the autonomous region's pipeline to the Mediterranean has been shut for
Reuters | Jul 30, 2014 4:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fast and Furious: Iraq's Stunt Drivers Dodge Cops In an empty Baghdad lot ringed by old tires, young men watch souped-up cars intentionally spin out and skid: a dangerous sport called drifting.
MSNBC | Jul 30, 2014 2:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
US approves $700 million sale of Hellfire missiles to Iraq WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq as Baghdad tries to fend off militant Islamist forces. The deal is valued at $700 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday. Iraq had request
Bangor Daily News | Jul 30, 2014 1:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Bangor, Maine