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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.

Iraq oil strike postponed

14 May 2007
The Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) has postponed its planned strike on Monday over the handing over of Iraq’s oil to multinationals. It postponed the action after it won negotiations with prime minister Nouri al Maliki in Baghdad set for Tuesday.

The US builds a sectarian wall to divide Baghdad

24 April 2007
The US is planning to turn the Iraqi capital of Baghdad into a series of prison camps, surrounded by miles of 12 foot high concrete walls topped with barbed wire.

A bad week for Bush’s Iraq surge

17 April 2007
No one could miss the symbolism of the suicide bomb that went off inside the Iraqi parliament building in Baghdad on Friday of last week. There is nowhere, even in the heart of the Green Zone, that is safe from the resistance.

Iraqis unite in Najaf demonstration to demand US out

10 April 2007
Up to a million Iraqis took to the streets of Najaf on Monday to demand an end to the US occupation of their country on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.

‘Surge’ kills Iraqi civilians

07 April 2007
The first six weeks of George Bush’s "surge" on Baghdad has greatly increased the number of Iraqi civilian casualties in the Iraqi capital.

Arabs ethnically cleansed in Iraq

07 April 2007
The US-backed government in Baghdad has approved the ethnic cleansing of Arabs from the Iraqi city of Kirkuk – which is home to Arabs, Kurds and other ethnic groups.

George Bush sends even more troops to Iraq

17 March 2007
In the US they are calling it "surge creep". George Bush plans to boost the number of US troops in his "surge on Baghdad" to 30,000 – up from the 21,500 announced earlier this year.

Bush’s regime: lynch law in Iraq

10 March 2007
Liqa Omar Muhammad is waiting to die. The 26 year old Iraqi mother shares her Baghdad prison cell with her child, who was born in captivity.

Democrats fail to block Bush

17 February 2007
Having secured a majority in both the US Senate and the House of Representatives, the Democrats have failed to pass even a symbolic bill criticising George Bush’s plans to send an extra 21,500 troops to Baghdad.

Kurdish soldiers in Iraqi army refuse to fight against Arabs

27 January 2007
Kurdish soldiers in the Iraqi army have deserted after they were told they would be deployed to Baghdad as part of George Bush's troop "surge".

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