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7 Iraqi army soldiers killed in suicide bombingupdated: Tue May 15 2012 13:05:00

A suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army base in western Mosul on Tuesday, killing seven Iraqi soldiers and wounding 20 people, an official said.

Violence leaves at least 6 dead in Iraqupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 06:31:00

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint Sunday morning, leaving five people dead, authorities said.

Iraq executes 11 'terrorists' says state TVupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 12:32:00

Iraq executed 11 "terrorists" Wednesday, including a Tunisian man convicted in the al-Askariya Shrine bombing in 2006, Iraqiya state TV reported on Thursday.

Security forces hunt for escaped prisoners in Iraqupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 10:04:00

Security forces hunted for 12 al Qaeda in Iraq members who recently broke out of jail in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a commander told CNN Saturday.

9 dead in 2 days of violence across Iraqupdated: Mon May 30 2011 09:10:00

Violence across Iraq has claimed nine lives in the past two days, officials with the nation's interior ministry said Monday.

Iraqi police: 8 dead in attack at Mosul army postupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 15:45:00

Eight people were killed and 17 others wounded Saturday in a suicide bombing at an army post in eastern Mosul, according to Iraqi police officials.

Iraq tensions rise as U.S. withdrawal nearsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 17:25:00

Nearly 6,000 protesters flooded the center of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, defying a curfew imposed one day earlier by military authorities seeking to control tensions tied to the looming withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.

Five killed as unrest erupts around Iraqupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 09:23:00

Demonstrators clashed with security forces around Iraq on Friday in confrontations that killed at least five people and wounded many others.

Officials:At least 4 killed in Iraq suicide attackupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 02:51:00

At least four police officers were killed Wednesday when two suicide bombers, wearing explosives-packed vests, attacked a police battalion in western Mosul, officials said.

Deadly attacks on Iraqi Christians continueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:11:00

Three people were killed Monday in Iraq in the latest attack targeting Christians, police in the city of Mosul said.

Gunmen storm Christians' homes in northern Iraq, killing twoupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 01:53:00

Gunmen stormed two adjacent homes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul late Monday and shot dead two men, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Christians, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

At least five killed in Iraq car bombupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 06:04:00

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb exploded Sunday in a medical compound in Mosul, Iraq, police and health officials said.

Violence erupts in northern Iraqi citiesupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 12:28:00

A series of violent attacks claimed the lives of four people in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police said Friday. Among the dead were a baker, a policeman and an imam.

Embassy: Briton killed in Mosul bombingupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 03:48:00

One Briton was among those killed in Monday's suicide car bomb attack that targeted a British private security firm in Mosul, the British Embassy said.

U.S.: Drone hits Islamic Party building in Mosulupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 00:02:00

A U.S. drone crashed in northern Iraq Saturday morning, damaging the Mosul branch of the powerful Iraqi Islamic Party -- the nation's largest Sunni political party, a U.S. military spokesman confirmed.

Iraq raises church security amid bombingsupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 12:46:00

Iraq has increased security around all Christian places of worship after a wave of church bombings that has killed four and wounded at least 35 others.

Bombings in Iraq kill at least 19, wound some 60updated: Wed Jul 08 2009 23:04:00

Bombings in Iraq on Wednesday killed at least 19 people and wounded 58, mainly around Nineveh province, where political tensions have recently flared between Arabs and Kurds.

Mosul deadline loomingupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 16:58:00

CNN's Phil Black goes on patrol with U.S. forces in Mosul, Iraq, as they prepare to withdraw from the city.

With exit deadline looming, U.S. battles insurgents in Mosulupdated: Fri May 08 2009 19:59:00

As the deadline nears for U.S. troops to exit major Iraqi cities, units in Mosul are in the midst of a months-long operation to sweep out extremist fighters.

Iraq sticking with U.S. withdrawal plan despite attacksupdated: Sun May 03 2009 20:06:00

Iraq's government said Sunday it won't extend a June deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities despite concerns about ongoing attacks in cities like Mosul.

Iraqi soldier fatally shoots 2 U.S. troops, wounds 3 near Mosulupdated: Sat May 02 2009 19:54:00

An Iraqi soldier fatally shot two American soldiers and wounded three others on Saturday, the U.S. military said.

Suicide bomb kills 6 in Mosulupdated: Fri May 01 2009 13:39:00

A suicide bomb was detonated near a coffee shop in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, killing at least six people, an Interior Ministry official said.

Five soldiers killed in Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 12:08:00

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a suicide bomb in Mosul that killed 5 American soldiers.

Iraq suicide bombing kills five U.S. soldiersupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 12:08:00

Five U.S. soldiers were killed Friday in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul -- the single deadliest attack on U.S. troops in more than a year, the U.S. military said.

Iraqi politician hurt in Mosul attack; U.S. soldier killedupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 14:06:00

Insurgents in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul placed a bomb on a car carrying a local politician Sunday, wounding him in the blast, according to a Mosul police official.

Sectarian violence continues with more bombings in Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 15:44:00

Bombings killed at least eight people and left dozens injured Thursday in Mosul and Karbala as sectarian violence continued in Iraqi cities.

Military: Suicide bomber kills 4 U.S. soldiers in Iraqupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 13:40:00

A suicide car bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed four American soldiers and an interpreter Monday, the U.S. military said.

String of bomb blasts leaves 4 dead, 14 wounded in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 14:57:00

Three bombings killed an Iraqi official and three police officers and wounded 14 other Iraqis on Sunday evening and Monday morning, according to an official with the Iraqi Interior Ministry.

Report details abuse of Christiansupdated: Wed Dec 24 2008 13:12:00

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom cited several examples in a recent report of abuse toward Christians in Iraq.

Bombers try to kill Iraqi mayorupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 15:37:00

Insurgents bombed an outdoor market in the Iraqi town of Khalis on Sunday in an attempt to kill the mayor, who was wounded in the attack along with the town's deputy police chief, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Iraq pledges $900K to help displaced Christiansupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 16:56:00

Iraq's president on Sunday pledged nearly $900,000 to help Christian families who have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul because of killings and threats.

U.N.: More than half of Iraqi city's Christians have fledupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 12:10:00

More than half the Christian population has fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in reaction to a campaign of killings and intimidation, according to the United Nations.

Time.com: Car Bomb in Norhern Iraq Kills 4updated: Wed Oct 22 2008 15:00:00

A car bomb exploded Wednesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing four civilians, police said

Christian families flee Mosul after death threatsupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 16:47:00

Nearly 600 more Christian families have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul over the past week, amid threats by Muslim extremists to convert to Islam or risk death, an official in Nineveh province said Monday.

Men arrested in attacks on Iraqi Christiansupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 15:43:00

Iraqi security forces Friday arrested four men in Mosul for allegedly committing criminal attacks against civilians in that northern city, particularly against Christians, a defense ministry spokesman said.

Thousands of Christians flee Iraq cityupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 12:04:00

At least 6,000 Christians have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the past week because of killings and death threats, Iraq's Ministry of Immigration and Displaced Persons said Thursday.

Hundreds more Christian families flee Iraq cityupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 11:38:00

The number of Christian families who have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the past week has reached 1,350, authorities said Wednesday.

Christians flee Iraqi city after killings, threats, officials sayupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 17:54:00

At least 900 Christian families have fled Mosul in the past week, terrified by a series of killings and threats by Muslim extremists ordering them to convert to Islam or face possible death, officials said Saturday.

Find journalists' killers, Iraqi PM orders militaryupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 10:30:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday ordered security forces to "find the perpetrators" who abducted and killed four Iraqi journalists in the northern city of Mosul.

Gunmen kill TV employees in Iraqupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 15:28:00

Gunmen abducted and killed at least four Iraqi television employees Saturday in the northern city of Mosul, an Iraqi official and the TV station said.

May sees lowest U.S. troop death toll in Iraq updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 21:07:00

Nineteen U.S. troops were killed in Iraq in May, the fewest killed in any month since the war started.

Former Hussein general arrestedupdated: Mon May 19 2008 11:35:00

A top militant who once served as a general in the military under Saddam Hussein was arrested on Monday, Iraqi officials said.

Iraqi leader offers amnesty for turning in weaponsupdated: Fri May 16 2008 13:48:00

Gunmen in a northern Iraq province have been given 10 days to turn in their weapons to avoid jail time and get a monetary reward.

Time.com: Maliki's Mosul Offensiveupdated: Fri May 16 2008 13:00:00

Iraq's PM talks tough but the city's insurgency, the most disciplined and efficient in Iraq, has melted away, perhaps to return and fight on its on terms later

5 Iraqi soldiers die in Mosul roadside bombingupdated: Tue May 13 2008 13:33:00

A roadside bomb in northern Iraq killed at least five Iraqi soldiers on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Agency: Millions more in aid needed for Iraqi refugeesupdated: Sat May 10 2008 00:49:00

Hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis may have to go without food or health care unless foreign aid increases, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

U.S. says al Qaeda in Iraq leader not capturedupdated: Fri May 09 2008 07:58:00

The U.S. military in Iraq denied widespread reports Friday that trumpeted the capture of a top Iraqi insurgent leader.

On patrol in Mosulupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 20:07:00

CNN's Nic Robertson spends time in Mosul, Iraq, with a U.S. Army lieutenant who's not having a very good day.

Fighting still strong in Mosulupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 17:46:00

ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the ongoing fighting in Mosul, five years after the invasion of Iraq.

Death toll rises to 50 in Iraq bombing updated: Tue Mar 18 2008 17:46:00

Bombings killed six Iraqis and wounded 51 in Baghdad and Mosul on Tuesday, and the Iraqi Interior Ministry said the death toll in a suicide bombing the day before in Karbala rose to 50.

Time.com: Is Mosul on the Mend?updated: Fri Mar 07 2008 16:00:00

U.S. officials say violence is dropping, but the prospect of a real turnaround may depend on elections. And those could be postponed

Time.com: Where's the 'Decisive Battle' for Mosul?updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 11:00:00

A lack of Iraqi government organization and the city's ethnic mix complicates preparations for suppressing the insurgency

Time.com: Al-Qaeda's Last Iraqi Stronghold updated: Mon Feb 11 2008 09:10:00

On Scene: After a massive detonation of rebel explosives, the U.S. checks out clues to the activities of Mosul's insurgency

Child among civilians killed by U.S.-led coalition forcesupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 19:30:00

Coalition forces killed nine Iraqi civilians, including a child and two women, and wounded three others near Iskandariya, Iraq, over the weekend, police and a U.S. military spokeswoman said Monday.

Iraq set for new offensive in Mosulupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 14:00:00

Iraqi political and military leaders and U.S. military commanders have traveled to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of a planned offensive on al Qaeda in Iraq loyalists, according to a senior U.S. military source.

Bodies, heads found in northern Iraqupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 09:50:00

Violence gripped northern Iraq on Tuesday as a suicide bomber killed at least one person in Mosul and authorities found nine bodies and an additional 10 decapitated heads in Diyala province.

Roadside bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 14:11:00

A roadside bomb struck a U.S. military patrol in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday, killing five U.S. soldiers, the U.S. military said.

Iraq sends troops for 'decisive' battle with al Qaedaupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 13:14:00

Iraq is sending troops for a "decisive" battle with al Qaeda in Iraq militants in Mosul -- one of the cities where the fighters remain strong -- Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Friday.

Iraq's wild westupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 13:14:00

CNN's Michael Holmes visits an area west of Mosul where the U.S. military says anything can and has happened.

Iraq to host Iran leader for first time since nations warredupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 12:46:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accepted an invitation to visit Baghdad, according to Iraq's Foreign Ministry.

The dwindling coalitionupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 23:42:00

As the war in Iraq continues, the so-called ''coalition of the willing'' is dwindling. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.

Bombings in Baghdad, Mosul claim 22 lives updated: Sun Nov 25 2007 03:37:00

A suicide car bomb slammed an Iraqi police patrol in Mosul, Iraq, on Friday afternoon, killing nine people and wounding 21, according to a police official.

Iraqi Mosul al Qaeda leader killedupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 06:48:00

The Mosul leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was shot to death by Iraqi soldiers during a combat operation in the northern Iraqi city Wednesday, a U.S. military statement said.

Iraqi forces thwart jailbreak plotupdated: Thu May 17 2007 10:19:00

At least nine bombings in and near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday were aimed at freeing hundreds of inmates from an Iraqi prison, Iraqi and U.S. military sources said.

Iraq dean, professor killedupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 03:54:00

Gunmen killed the dean of the Political Science College and a professor at Mosul University's College of Arts on Monday, authorities said, topping a series of violent incidents.

Thousands of Iraqis rally for Hezbollahupdated: Fri Aug 04 2006 04:35:00

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Baghdad on Friday, enthusiastically voicing support for Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.

Nearly 1,000 Abu Ghraib detainees released updated: Sat Aug 27 2005 05:48:00

Nearly 1,000 detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released this week at the request of the Iraqi government, Multi-National Forces said Saturday.

Iraq political workers killed outside Mosqueupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 11:50:00

Insurgents killed three members of a leading Sunni Arab party on Friday in southern Mosul -- grabbing them off the street, lining them up against the wall of a mosque and shooting them, officials said.

Iraqi insurgent writes of flawed leadershipupdated: Sat Aug 06 2005 15:04:00

A letter apparently written by a rebel leader to terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi decries the insurgency's leadership in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a hotspot in the war.

Rumsfeld: Insurgency could last decadeupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 14:01:00

U.S. President George W. Bush was preparing a major address on the Iraq war as his defense chief predicted the insurgency could last another decade.

Mosul attacks kill 33 in one dayupdated: Sun Jun 26 2005 02:55:00

Three suicide bombings targeting Iraqi military and police stations killed 15 police officers and 18 civilians Sunday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, U.S. military officials said.

U.S. military: Al Qaeda leader in Mosul capturedupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 01:40:00

The U.S. military on Thursday reported the capture of a man described as al Qaeda's leader in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Bombs kill 13, wound 50 in Iraqi citiesupdated: Mon May 02 2005 03:48:00

Hours after six car bombs rocked separate locations in Baghdad and Mosul, two more exploded late Monday, including one targeting a U.S. military convoy near the Abu Ghraib prison, Iraqi police said.

American kidnapped with Romanian journalistsupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 13:21:00

An American citizen was kidnapped along with the three Romanian journalists abducted Monday in Iraq, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday.

Iraqi police report arrest in mosque bombingupdated: Mon Mar 14 2005 04:15:00

Iraqi police said Monday they have arrested the man responsible for a 2003 bombing in southern Iraq that killed a leading Shiite cleric and more than 80 others.

U.S. military: At least 50 dead in Mosulupdated: Fri Mar 11 2005 07:02:00

The U.S. military said Friday the latest reports indicate Thursday's suicide bombing in Mosul killed at least 50 Iraqi civilians and wounded nearly 80 others.

Mosul suicide bombing kills at least 47updated: Thu Mar 10 2005 03:06:00

A suicide bombing at a Shiite Muslim funeral procession killed at least 47 people Thursday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, hospital officials said.

Iraqi assembly to meet March 16updated: Sun Mar 06 2005 02:54:00

The newly elected Iraqi National Assembly is scheduled to have its first meeting March 16, political officials have told CNN.

Iraq suicide bomb kills at least 125updated: Mon Feb 28 2005 02:28:00

In the deadliest single insurgent attack of the Iraq war, a suicide car bombing killed 125 people Monday in Hilla where police recruits were waiting to get physicals, Iraqi government and health officials said.

Bombing near Mosul kills 8, wounds 2updated: Sun Feb 27 2005 01:26:00

Eight people were killed and at least two were injured Sunday when a bomb exploded inside a municipal building in northern Iraq, multinational forces officials said.

Freed Indonesian hostages speakupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 20:10:00

Two Indonesian journalists freed by militants in Iraq have spoken about their ordeal, and are reportedly waiting at the Jordanian border for permission to leave Iraq.

Journalists freed, Indonesia saysupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 02:22:00

Two Indonesian journalists taken hostage earlier this week in Iraq have been released, Indonesian officials said Monday.

Can Iraq's election be saved?updated: Mon Jan 17 2005 13:43:00

In the bustling city of Mosul in northern Iraq, there are few hints of the historic election that is about to take place.

Catholic archbishop kidnapped in Mosulupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 03:27:00

A Catholic archbishop was kidnapped Monday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said.

Iraqi PM campaigns as election security plans take shapeupdated: Sun Jan 16 2005 07:09:00

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi campaigned at Baghdad University on Sunday, as Iraqi and U.S. authorities firm up security plans two weeks before election day.

U.S.-led forces mistakenly bomb house near Mosulupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 05:13:00

At least five people were killed when a coalition F-16 mistakenly bombed a house south of Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday.

Coalition forces bomb house near Mosulupdated: Sat Jan 08 2005 07:13:00

At least five people were killed when a coalition F-16 bombed the wrong target south of Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday.

28 die after police lured to booby-trapped houseupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 03:14:00

At least 28 people, including several Iraqi police officers, died Tuesday night when a house exploded in western Baghdad, police said.

Rocket attack on U.S. base kills more than 20updated: Tue Dec 21 2004 08:30:00

A midday rocket attack on a U.S. military base in northern Iraq killed more than 20 people and wounded another 57, U.S. military and civilian officials said Tuesday.

U.S. cancels Iraq's $4.1 billion debtupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 09:04:00

The Bush administration formally canceled Iraq's $4.1 billion debt to the United States on Friday and urged others to do the same to help the country rebuild.

Ex-Iraqi foreign minister backs call to delay electionsupdated: Fri Nov 26 2004 07:48:00

A group of 15 Iraqi political parties, backed by former Iraqi foreign minister Adnan Pachachi, called Friday for a delay in the national elections scheduled for January 30.

Car bomb kills 5 Iraqi police in Baghdadupdated: Fri Nov 19 2004 02:28:00

A suicide car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Baghdad killed five police officers and wounded 10 other people, police said.

Insurgents target governor in Mosulupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 15:55:00

Insurgents fired a mortar round Thursday into the office of Nineveh's provincial governor as American and Iraqi forces attempted to restore order in Mosul, the U.S. military said.

U.S. commander: Mosul under controlupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 08:14:00

On the second day of increased U.S. and Iraqi security operations in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, conditions are more stable, a top U.S. commander said Wednesday.

U.S., Iraqi forces launch offensive in Mosulupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 03:54:00

U.S. Army and Iraqi forces launched an anti-insurgent offensive Tuesday in the northern city of Mosul, a military spokeswoman said, as coalition forces continued a similar assault on rebels in Falluja.

Three Navy SEALs charged in Iraqi man's deathupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 15:47:00

Three U.S. Navy SEALs have been charged with maltreating an Iraqi detainee who died after he was turned over to the U.S. Army in Mosul in April 2004, the Navy said Friday.

Insurgents stage more attacks on Iraqi officialsupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 10:27:00

Insurgents staged more assassination attempts Wednesday against Iraqi officials in Baghdad and in the northern city of Mosul -- killing one, wounding one, and missing another.

Militants kill 12 Nepal hostagesupdated: Tue Aug 31 2004 06:51:00

Iraqi militants have killed 12 Nepalis they captured just over a week ago, the militants and a Nepalese official said Tuesday.

U.S. forces clash with insurgents near Mosulupdated: Sun Aug 29 2004 07:03:00

Clashes between U.S. forces and armed insurgents early Sunday near Mosul, northern Iraq, wounded 34 people, two of them seriously.

Fighting in northern Iraq leaves 12 deadupdated: Wed Aug 04 2004 03:48:00

Clashes between police and insurgents in the northern city of Mosul left 12 Iraqis dead and 26 wounded, hospital and police sources said Wednesday.

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