At least 19 people were killed and 67 others were wounded Thursday in three explosions in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, two police officials said.
A series of attacks Wednesday and Thursday in Iraq, targeting coffee shops and members of Awakening Councils, left 16 people dead and dozens of other wounded, officials said.
A suicide attack on an Iraqi police station in the southern city of Basra killed at least four people and wounded 19 others Monday morning, a police official said.
Seven civilians were killed and 14 others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded by a bus carrying passengers in al-Maaqal district in northern Basra Sunday morning, police told CNN.
A car bomb outside a police station in central Basra, Iraq, wounded several people.
A large power generator in a busy market in central Basra exploded Saturday evening and sparked a fire and secondary blasts that killed dozens, police chief Gen. Adel Daham said.
At least one Iraqi was killed and two others injured during a demonstration in the southern city of Basra on Saturday, a local official said.
When British forces fully withdraw from Iraq on Friday, it will be the second time in a century that Britain will leave this nation with a legacy of war dead.
A independent panel is looking at Britain's involvement in the war in Iraq. CNN's Phil Black reports.
A drive to boost the political and economic power of Iraq's oil-rich southern province of Basra has failed, Iraqi election officials said Wednesday.
A move is afoot to make the oil-rich province of Basra a more potent political and economic power in Iraq.
About 300 Shiites rallied Saturday in the southern city of Basra against a security pact being negotiated that allows U.S. troops to stay in Iraq for three more years
A secret deal with an Iran-backed militia kept British forces out of a battle in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, leaving U.S. and Iraqi forces to fight alone
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday his country will withdraw some of its 4,100 troops stationed in Iraq by the beginning of next year.
Britain's defense secretary has declared that the once war-torn southern Iraqi city of Basra is now a "transformed city."
As security in Basra improves, the horrors of militia rule are surfacing. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
The man, blindfolded and handcuffed, crouches in the corner of the detention center while an Iraqi soldier grills him about rampant crimes being carried out by gangs in the southern city of Basra.
Recent deadly clashes in Basra and Baghdad's Sadr City represent Shiite-vs.-Shiite political maneuvering ahead of Iraqi provincial elections, analysts say.
Fighting flared overnight in two key Shiite regions of Iraq, with four people killed early Wednesday in a U.S. airstrike in Basra and five others dying in battles in Baghdad's volatile northeastern region.
The Iraqi government has dismissed about 1,300 soldiers and policemen who deserted or refused to fight during last month's offensive against Shiite militias and criminal gangs in Basra
In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Friday ordered his security forces to stop raids on suspected Shiite militia members to "give time to those who are repentant" to lay down their weapons.
Two Shiite imams delivered very different sermons Friday, one sharply criticizing the Iraqi prime minister for his recent military push into Basra and the other praising the Iraqi leader for his "bravery" and "sacrifice."
The Iraqi Prime Minister calls off hostilities against Mahdi Army strongholds, but Moqtada al-Sadr is still planning a huge anti-U.S. rally next week
An airstrike destroys a house in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing a militant.
CNN's Nic Robertson finds quieter times returning to Baghdad after army and militia battles.
A senior U.S. military official say 400 U.S. military personnel are being sent to Basra, Iraq, to bolster the operation there.
Security forces in the southern Iraqi city of Basra hunted militants Wednesday in a stronghold of a powerful Shiite militia.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports with details on who was involved in the call for a cease-fire in Basra.
Deaths among Iraqi civilians, security forces and insurgents jumped in March because of the recent spasm of violence in the country's Shiite regions, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.
CNN's Nic Robertson explains why it took Iranian intervention, not American bombs to achieve a ceasfire in Basra.
The British defense minister on Tuesday said the number of British troops in Iraq will remain at the current level of around 4,000 for the time being.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claimed Tuesday that a week-old operation against Shiite militias has been a "success" despite a cease-fire
The deal to end the weeklong fighting in Iraq's Shiite regions appeared to be holding Monday, but left lingering questions about Iran's growing influence, the Iraqi government's military resolve and the chances for more intra-Shiite hostility.
The fortified Green Zone came under renewed attack Monday, less than 24 hours after anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for his fighters to stand down
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on followers to stop shooting and cooperate with Iraqi security forces Sunday, a move Iraq's government praised as a step toward ending six days of fighting that has left hundreds dead.
The militant leader calls for an end to the fighting. Though his followers listened, it's not yet clear what will happen next
A strict curfew was extended indefinitely in the Iraqi capital Sunday as the death toll mounted from clashes between government troops and Shiite Muslim militants.
The Iraqi government's offensive has turned into a full-fledged fight against the Mahdi Army -- whose ceasefire appears on the brink of collapse
The Iraqi military push into the southern city of Basra is not going as well as American officials had hoped, despite President Bush's high praise for the operation, several U.S. officials said Friday.
British Forces spokesman Maj. Tim Holloway describes the support role British forces are providing Iraq forces in Basra.
An operation initiated by the Iraqi government against militiamen could become a Shi'ite civil war involving US forces
Baghdad was on virtual lockdown Friday as a tough new curfew ordered everyone off the streets of the Iraqi capital and five other cities until 5 p.m. Sunday.
The Iraqi Prime Minister grants Basra's fighters an extension to hand over weapons as Baghdad is placed under curfew
Iraq's government imposed a weekend curfew in Baghdad on Thursday amid clashes between government troops and Shiite militia fighters, and U.S. Embassy staff were told to remain indoors after days of rocket attacks left two U.S. government employees dead.
Fighting escalates, a curfew is imposed, and the US maintains a fig leaf of a ceasefire with Moqtada al-Sadr
Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged the Iraqi government to end a crackdown on his militia after two days of fighting left more than 100 people dead across southern Iraq, an aide said Wednesday.
Fighting between Iraqi security forces and supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr left 50 dead in the southern city of Basra and spread to several Baghdad districts Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi troops launch a major offensive in the southern city, where the government has had little influence in recent years
Analysis: A new outburst of violence may force the U.S. military to rethink drawing down troop levels in Iraq
Women in Basra are being brutally murdered by extremists. CNN's Arwa Damon reports. Viewer discretion is advised
The images in the Basra police file are nauseating: Page after page of women killed in brutal fashion -- some strangled to death, their faces disfigured; others beheaded. All bear signs of torture.
A messianic Shiite cult's battles with police and attacks on religious holiday pilgrims have left 75 dead across Iraq in two days, officials say.
Their handover of the city is another opportunity for the US to wash its hands of a "mess" for which it has no solution
British commander, Maj. Gen. Graham Binns hands over responsibility of security in Basra to Iraqi troops.
British troops Sunday handed over responsibility for security in the southern Iraqi province of Basra, a major milestone in the scaling-back of the foreign military presence nearly five years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Britain will hand over security control of the southern Iraqi province of Basra within two weeks, Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British troops Sunday night during a previously unannounced visit to Iraq.
A halving of British troop numbers in southeastern Iraq could make it impossible to retain control of the region, a British parliamentary committee warned Monday.
Violence in Iraq's Basra province has dropped by 90 percent since British troops moved their base outside the provincial capital, according to British military authorities.
The travails of Poland's contingent in southern Iraq is a reminder that Americans are not the only targets of the militants
The British defense secretary confirmed Wednesday that Britain plans to turn over security to Iraqis in the oil-rich southeastern province of Basra in mid-December
British troop numbers in Iraq will be cut by 1,000 by the end of 2007, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday, shortly after arriving in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials.
Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing Sunday from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has dismissed a suggestion that a withdrawal by UK troops from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra was a defeat, insisting it was an "organized" move.
British troops are preparing to depart Iraq's second city in the coming months, leaving behind an intra-Shi'ite power struggle
Attackers bombed a Sunni Muslim shrine Friday near the mostly Shiite city of Basra, two days after blasts destroyed towers at the revered Golden Dome Shiite mosque in Samarra.
Attackers struck nine Sunni mosques in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital in the aftermath of Wednesday's bombing of Al-Askariya Mosque -- a major Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, police said Thursday.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday announced plans for the imminent withdrawal of around 1,600 of his country's troops from Iraq.
At least 40 people -- some of them high school students -- were reported killed Sunday across Iraq, as the new government failed to name security ministers to deal with continuing violence.
A bomb ripped through a packed market in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday, killing at least 33 people, officials told CNN.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared Wednesday a month-long state of emergency in the southern city of Basra, vowing to confront troublemakers in the oil-rich city with "an iron fist."
Two British soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Basra, the UK Ministry of Defence said.
Crowds of Iraqis attacked British troops with rocks and at least one flaming Molotov cocktail on Saturday after a military helicopter crashed in the southern city of Basra.
Basra's provincial government temporarily has cut ties with the Danish and British contingents in Basra, the council's head told CNN on Tuesday.
Recent tensions between Iraqi forces and the British military are threatening the upcoming constitutional referendum, the governor of Basra province warned Monday.
Basra police officers were among 12 people detained by coalition forces in a raid targeting terrorists in the southeastern city, according to the British military.
Officials in Basra say they will not cooperate with Britain until the restive southern Iraqi city receives an apology and compensation after a British raid to free two soldiers.
Insurgents have infiltrated Iraq's security forces, a senior Iraqi official said, as the fallout continued over British forces' use of armed vehicles to smash their way into a police station to rescue two undercover soldiers.
Iraq's national security adviser has raised sharp questions about the way British forces handled the rescue of two of its undercover troops in Basra earlier this week and voiced concern about the infiltration of security forces by insurgents.
British forces in Iraq are patrolling a tense city after UK armored vehicles crashed into a detention center in Basra and later rescued two undercover troops apparently held by Shiite militia.
A British armored vehicle escorted by a tank crashed into a detention center Monday in Basra and rescued two undercover troops held by police, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official told CNN.
A roadside bomb blast killed 14 Marines and a civilian interpreter Wednesday as they rode in a vehicle near Haditha, Iraq, U.S. military officials said.
Three British soldiers face war crimes charges in connection with the 2003 death of an Iraqi prisoner, while their former battalion commander and two intelligence officers have been charged with negligence, the UK government announced Tuesday.
Two nearly simultaneous car bombs exploded late Monday near Iraqi police stations in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, police said.
British troops from the Black Watch stopped overnight in Nasiriyah after they moved through desert closer towards Baghdad.
Two British soldiers have been killed in an ambush on a British military convoy in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, Britain's defense ministry says.
Four Iraqis were killed Saturday in separate incidents and the wife and three children of an Iraqi National Guard officer were kidnapped.
Fighting and a suicide bombing killed at least 40 people across Iraq in weekend violence.
Fighting and a suicide bombing killed at least 40 people across Iraq in weekend violence.
A spokesman for British forces in Basra described the situation as "tense" Tuesday following the death of a British soldier in the southern Iraq city.
A British soldier has been killed during a gun battle with insurgents in Iraq's southern city of Basra, according to a spokesman from the British Ministry of Defence.
Crude oil prices jumped just 3 cents shy of $45 a barrel Monday on news that production in Iraq's main oil production center was stopped because of threats from Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's militia, re-igniting concerns about tight international supplies.
Supporters of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed with coalition troops in the southern city of Basra Saturday morning, according to a British military spokesman.
Iraqi police confirmed Friday that five Iraqis have been arrested in connection with this week's suicide attacks in the Basra region, and said the five are suspected of having links to the al Qaeda terror network.
Deadly car bombs ripped through a southern Iraqi city Wednesday and a fierce firefight raged for hours in the Sunni Triangle city of Fallujah.
Two rockets were fired Thursday toward the Burj-al-Hayat hotel in Iraq's capital of Baghdad, the U.S. military said, and three Iraqis were killed by a bomb in Basra.
Crowds of Iraqis have been protesting the killings of at least five people by police and British troops.
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