Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

By: Khalid al-Ansary; Editing by Caroline Drees and Elizabeth Fullerton

April 1, 2011

(Reuters) – The number of civilians, police and soldiers killed in violence in Iraq rose in March, official figures showed on Friday, just days after militants killed 58 people in the month’s deadliest attack.

The Health Ministry said 136 civilians were killed in bombings and other attacks last month compared with 119 in February.

Fifty-five police officers and 56 soldiers were killed, compared with 15 and 33 respectively in February, according to interior and defense ministry figures. (more…)

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2011-03-03 18:34:04

RAMADI, Iraq, March (Xinhua) — Ten people were killed and 26 others wounded in Thursday’s suicide bomb attack at a government bank in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a provincial police source said.

“Our latest report said that eight soldiers and two civilians were killed and 26 people wounded, including 20 soldiers, by the suicide bomb attack in the town of Haditha,” the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (more…)

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March 2, 2011

By: Daniel J Gerstle

Last week, King’s College researchers in London published a study looking into the gory details of how people were killed during the Iraq War. Based on this research, they offer some insight about how civilian casualties might be reduced in future combat. (more…)

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From Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
February 12, 2011 — Updated 1804 GMT (0204 HKT)

Baghdad (CNN) — Security forces in northern Iraq found a mass grave containing scores of people killed during the height of sectarian violence last decade, police told CNN on Saturday. (more…)

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BAGHDAD | Tue Feb 1, 2011 3:54am EST

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The number of civilians, police and soldiers killed in violence in Iraq climbed sharply in January as militants launched a new wave of attacks, according to government statistics released on Tuesday. (more…)

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By Lara Jakes (CP)

BAGHDAD — Three suicide car bombers struck Shiite pilgrims south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 51 people and wounding more than 180 in a third straight day of attacks across Iraq. (more…)

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18-01-2011 Operational Update No 01/11

Landmines, unexploded ordnance and other lethal debris of war are still a serious threat in Iraq. They add to the many hardships that Iraqi civilians must deal with as a consequence of decades of armed conflict. The ICRC recently stepped up its efforts to help the civilian population get back on their feet by launching an initiative to reduce the impact of weapon contamination. (more…)

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