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Iraq army building security wall around Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that

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Iraq army building security wall around Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have begun building a concrete wall surrounding the capital Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants, a military statement said on Wednesday. Islamic State, the ultra hardline group that

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51 killed in IS bomb attacks across Iraqi capital

Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others. Two bombs later went off in t

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Saudi Arabia reopens embassy in Baghdad

Saudi Arabia has reopened its embassy in Baghdad, after a 25-year shutdown, which will allow the two countries to cooperate more closely against terrorism, al-Arabiya TV reported on Friday. The kingdom closed its embassy in Baghda

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Iraq grounds northern flights over air warfare

Iraq said it was suspending flights between Baghdad and the northern cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya for two days starting on Monday due to military traffic from Russia's air campaign in neighbouring Syria. Iraq's civil av

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Turkish Airlines commences Baghdad flights

Turkish Airlines continues to grow by adding new flights to Baghdad, Iraq, as its 25th flight destination operated from/to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Roundtrip flights between Istanbul and Baghdad will be ope

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AWI wins deal for Baghdad waste removal

Ability with Innovation (AWI) has won a contract to provide bulk waste removal service at Baghdad Embassy Compound (BEC) as second provider, a report said. The contract, which will continue until December 31, was awarded by PAE Go

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18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad

Eighteen Turkish workers were kidnapped from a sports stadium they were constructing in northeast Baghdad on Wednesday morning, the head of their firm, Nurol Holding, told Reuters. "People dressed in military uniforms broke d

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Spate of bombings kills 24 across Baghdad

A spate of bombings across Baghdad killed at least 24 people on Saturday, two days after the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office one year ago. The deadliest attack took place in t

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Truck bomb kills 60 in Baghdad

At least 60 people were killed and 200 wounded on Thursday when a refrigerated truck packed with explosives blew up in a crowded market in Sadr City, a Shi'ite district in northeastern Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

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