Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:51

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY, MAY 24, 2013

  Unified Friday prayers took place in solidarity with the massive and peaceful demonstrations against the government. Iranian Revolutionary Guards prepared a major military offensive against Kurdish opposition in Iraq.          Iraqi border guards reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guards began to gather on the northern borders of Iraq, in preparation…
Saturday, 25 May 2013 22:48

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY, MAY 23, 2013

  Many government and army checkpoints were fiercely attacked, especially in Fallujah, Baghdad, and also Tikrit.          Sectarian militias kidnapped three young men from school in the west of Baghdad, and their bodies were later found north of the capital, blindfolded, hands bound, executed with gunshots to the head and…
Friday, 24 May 2013 01:48

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY, MAY 22, 2013

  A car bomb exploded by the Abu Ghraib Mosque in Baghdad, killing eleven people and injuring seventeen others.          Sheikh Malik al-Dulaimi, one of the organizers for the demonstrations in Ramadi, was killed instantly by a bomb attached to his car.          In the Zayouna district east of Baghdad,…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:07

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY, MAY 21, 2013

  The rise in sectarian violence continued in Iraq today with the deterioration of security in the country. Prisoners in Dhi Qar launched an open hunger strike indefinitely, in protest against the mistreatment suffered at the prisoners.          Two roadside bombs consecutively targeted the convoy of the governor of Salahuddin…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:05

IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY, MAY 20, 2013

  A total security collapse and wave of sectarian violence – bordering on war – washed over the country today with a chain of attacks, car bombings, and explosions that killed and wounded over 461 people in total. The provinces most affected were Baghdad, Basra, Salahuddin, Anbar, Nineweh, and Babil.…