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Bombing in Baghdad shows chaos caused by the West

Bombing in Baghdad shows chaos caused by the West The brutal legacy of the failed US and British 2003 invasion of Iraq was shown in Baghdad last Saturday.

Baghdad, 5 March 2007 by Jeremy Deller

This work by a Turner Prize winning artist features the wreckage of a car blown up in the bombing of a book market in Baghdad in Iraq, which killed 38 people.

Bombing in Iraq is a sign of brewing tensions

The bombing that killed at least 43 people in Radwaniya near Baghdad last week as they queued for their wages shows that instability still rocks Iraq.

Iraqi asylum seekers face violence on Baghdad flight

Iraqi asylum seekers are speaking out after suffering racism, violence and cock-ups on a deportation flight.

Eyewitness to the wreckage of Iraq

When you step out on the streets of Baghdad you notice immediately that all is not right in Iraq.

Baghdad Of The Mind

Before the rise of Saddam Hussein and the Iraq war, Baghdad was a city of learning and culture, which inspired poets, writers and artists across the world.

Mass demonstration in Iraq

25 November 2008
Iraqi supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, the rebel Shia cleric, demonstrated in their tens of thousands in Baghdad on Friday of last week.

Iraq: image and reality

09 September 2008
Has Iraq finally turned the corner? George Bush certainly wants us to think so. And at first sight, his arguments look convincing. Large sections of the country – including the capital city Baghdad and the restive Anbar province in the west – are being handed over to the Iraqi army.

US forced to end Iraq seige

20 May 2008
The US military and its Iraqi allies have abandoned the siege of Sadr City, the poor Shia slum of Baghdad, after failing to disarm the Mehdi army – a resistance organisation led by rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Death toll rises in Sadr City siege

06 May 2008
Over 800 people are feared dead in the poor slums of Baghdad following a brutal month-long siege by US forces and their Iraqi allies.

Occupiers face another setback in Iraq

15 April 2008
The US is laying siege to the Baghdad slum of Sadr City in an attempt to crush the Iraqi resistance.

Iraq: a country pushed to the brink

11 March 2008
For Iraqi refugees, 2007 was a year marked by new levels of misery. According to a survey of 1.5 million refugees in Syria, 78 percent had been forced to flee Baghdad during the "surge".

Against embedding journalists

26 February 2008
My brother José Couso, a cameraman for the Spanish Tele5 TV station, was murdered in Baghdad on 8 April 2003 during a military operation by the US army.

Latest victims of US ‘surge’

05 February 2008
A US helicopter gunship has killed 13 Iraqi civilians in the town of Iskandriyah. The US claims that some of its troops came under fire from "gunmen" in the area 30 miles south of Baghdad.

Carnage in Baghdad after US air raid

23 October 2007
A deadly attack by US helicopter gunships killed tens of civilians in Baghdad’s Sadr City.

Innocents killed by corporate mercenaries in Baghdad

16 October 2007
On Tuesday 8 October Marou Awanis was driving through Baghdad when she accidentally got too close to a convoy guarded by "private security contractors". The guards opened fire on her car, killing her and one passenger, and injuring others in the back seat.

Iraqi protest against wall

09 October 2007
Over 1,000 Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad last Saturday against the US occupation and its plans to carve up the city by building walls between Sunni and Shia areas. They chanted "No to the wall, no to America."

Map showing sectarian cleansing of Baghdad’s neighbourhoods

11 September 2007

Britain’s failing presence in Iraq and Afghanistan

21 August 2007
The game is pretty well up for the British presence in Iraq. Opinions as diverse as Menzies Campbell, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and rebel leader Moqtada al-Sadr, whose base is among Shia in Baghdad’s Sadr City and in the south of the country centred on Basra, agree.

US surge can’t stop Iraq resistance

26 June 2007
The US army are holding 300,000 Iraqis hostage as they lay siege to Baquba, a mainly Sunni Muslim city north east of Baghdad.

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