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Officials: Car bombs kill 19, wound 72 in Baghdad

Iraqi officials say four car bombs have struck Shiite mosques in Baghdad, killing at least 19 people and wounding 72.


Ten years after Iraq war began, Iran reaps the gains

Iraq - LA Times

The influence of Tehran on its neighbor is growing, while the U.S., Iraqi officials and analysts say, pursues a policy of near-total disengagement... Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the geopolitical winner of the war appears to be their common enemy: Iran.


Video: At least 21 killed in Baghdad blasts near Green Zone

Coordinated blasts in Baghdad killed at least 21 people near the heavily fortified Green Zone.'s Richard Lui reports.


Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

Iraq War - Reuters

The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.


Thousands of Sunnis protest across Iraq

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Members of the growing Sunni protest movement decried Shiite political dominance.


Chuck Hagel may have tough road to Pentagon job

Chuck Hagel

Former Republican senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, possibly President Obama's top choice for Defense secretary, is drawing fire for his positions on Israel, Iraq and gay rights.


Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.


A Fragile Iraq Faces New Perils From Syria’s War

Syria’s civil war is straining sectarian tensions in Iraq nine months after American forces left, and it is causing Iraq’s Shiite-led government to move closer to Iran.


Iraq opens controversial refugee camp to diplomats

Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country.


Deadliest attacks in Iraq since US troop pullout

Iraq Attacks

A look at the deadliest attacks in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops on Dec. 18, 2011: - Sept. 9: Insurgents kill at least 82 people in a wave of attacks, gunning down soldiers at an army post and bombing police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs.


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