Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi`ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country`s Sunni provinces.
As New Delhi continues to work hard to secure the release of 40 Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday opined that the India should take side with the Shiite community in the ongoing Shia-Sunni war in Iraq.
Baghdad: A double car bombing and a shooting killed 34 Shiite Muslims on pilgrimage in Iraq on Monday, the deadliest in a wave of attacks across the country that left at least 70 dead. It was the bloodiest day of violence in nearly two months.
A barrage of car bomb and suicide bomb blasts rocked Baghdad and two northern communities on Thursday, killing at least 51 people during a major holiday period and extending a relentless wave of bloodshed gripping the country.
A series of coordinated evening blasts in Baghdad and other violence killed at least 67 people in Iraq today, officials said, the latest in a months-long surge of bloodshed that Iraqi security forces are struggling to contain.
Evening attacks against Shiites in Iraq killed at least 24 people and wounded 49, Iraqi officials said on Friday, in the latest attempt by insurgents to exacerbate the country`s renewed sectarian tensions.
Twin suicide bombings killed 31 people after midday prayers at a Shiite Muslim religious centre in Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in violence sparking fears of a revival of full-blown sectarian bloodshed.
At least 60 Shiite villagers died in clashes with rebels in eastern Syria while twin suicide bombings hit Damascus as the West moved to support the opposition following battlefield losses against pro-regime forces.