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The invasion made my country a magnet for terrorists (“We'll fight them there so we don't have to fight them here,” President George W. Bush had said), and Iraq later descended into a sectarian civil war that claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians and displaced hundreds of thousands more, ...

The three-year campaign to destroy ISIL culminated in a nine-month battle for the city of Mosul in which tens of thousands of civilians were killed. ... in different governorates across Iraq but for me, I have only friends in Anbar, I don't have friends in Basra or in other governorates," said Mahmoud Zaki, 34.
An Iraqi Kurdish intelligence report estimated that at least 40,000 civilians were killed in the bombardment of Mosul alone, with many more bodies still buried in the ... Iraqis pass by a British tank as they flee Basra, southern Iraq, as smoke looming over the city can be seen in the distance, March 29, 2003.
As Turkey and its allies grew closer to laying total siege on Afrin city on Monday, crowds of civilians have departed the city while Kurdish fighters have ... Iraqis attend a funeral for a member of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the southern city of Basra on March 7 after he was killed during fighting with ...
BAGHDAD, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Up to 27 members of paramilitary Hashd Shaabi fighters were killed in an ambush by Islamic State (IS) militants near the town of Hawijah in Kirkuk province, a Hashd Shaabi statement said on Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday night when a force of Hashd Shaabi ...
Basra ( A soldier was killed, while two others were wounded in a shootout as military troops carried out a security operation, north of Basra, a security source ... The figures saw a significant decline from November's which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
Some of the allegations of ill-treatment against the civilians included claims they were beaten and interrogated, as well as having sandbags put over their ... In the case of Kamil Najim Alseran, who was captured at his home at the end of March 2003 during the advance on Basra by British forces, the judge ...
"At the beginning, we accompanied children to every province - Diyala, Kirkuk, Erbil, Baghad, Basra - but families began to call us back. ... The families of civilians feel abandoned by the central government of Baghdad, while they try to return home to the city destroyed by hundreds of airstrikes, without ...
However, now that they have met resistance in towns such as Basra, bombing affecting civilians is taking place and this could grow in the battle for Baghdad. It is wrong to assume that nothing can be done now that the war has begun. However, the anti-war movement has to do more than "shout a bit louder ...
Under pressure to win the support of pro-Iran clerics and Shia militias before elections kick off in two months, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has officially and fully recognised the controversial Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) as part of Iraq's military structure. The PMF, known as the Hashd ...


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