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Ahmed Rasheed

Iraq's elite rallies around Iran-backed plan to hang on to power

12 Nov 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while offering a package of political reforms and elections next year.

Iraqi forces kill 10 protesters in Baghdad and Basra

07 Nov 2019

BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sit-in in the southern city of Basra, police and medical sources said. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Iraqi forces kill six protesters in Baghdad, southern port blocked

07 Nov 2019

BAGHDAD, Nov 7 Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as weeks of deadly unrest showed no signs of abating.

Iraqi protesters reject leadership changes, demand systemic overhaul

31 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down only if parliament's main blocs can agree on his replacement, the country's president said on Thursday, but tens of thousands of protesters said his resignation would not be enough.

Killing the leader may not be enough to stamp out Islamic State

29 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is of considerable importance, experts believe, but the underlying reasons for his jihadist group's existence remain and attacks in the Middle East and beyond are not likely to stop. | Video

Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

28 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria.

Exclusive: Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources

28 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD In their long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi intelligence teams secured a break in February 2018 after one of the Islamic State leader's top aides gave them information on how he escaped capture for so many years, said two Iraqi security officials. | Video

Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

27 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria. | Video

Trump - IS-Anführer Bagdadi bei US-Einsatz getötet

27 Oct 2019

Washington/Bagdad US-Präsident Donald Trump hat den Tod von IS-Anführer Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi bekanntgegeben.

Iraqi intelligence paved way for Baghdadi raid - intelligence official

27 Oct 2019

BAGHDAD Iraq's intelligence service provided the U.S.-led coalition with the exact coordinates of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's location, paving the way for the raid that reportedly killed him, an Iraqi intelligence official told Reuters on Sunday.

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