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A recent rash of killings of people perceived to be gay or emo in Iraq has stoked fear within those communities, which worry the government might be unwilling or unable to protect them.

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Iraqi murders put gay, emo youth on edgeupdated: Mon Mar 12 2012 09:36:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the targeted killings of gays and so-called "emos" in Iraq.

10 dead in bombings in Sadr Cityupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 17:15:00

Two bombs detonated late Thursday night near a coffee shop in Sadr City on the northeast edge of Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 29, police said.

Chlorine gas sickens hundreds in Baghdad's Sadr Cityupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 21:15:00

At least 500 people were sickened Tuesday night by a cloud of chlorine gas that leaked from a water treatment plant over Sadr City in eastern Baghdad, health and police officials said.

Sadr City hit by roadside bombsupdated: Sun May 22 2011 15:57:00

On Sunday, two roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, killing two and wounding 12, officials said.

Report: Gays killed, torturedupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 09:06:00

A new Human Rights Watch report catalogues the systematic assault on Iraq's gay community. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Gay men attacked, executed in Iraq, rights group saysupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 09:06:00

Hundreds of gay men have been tortured and killed in Iraq in recent months, some by the nation's security forces, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Attacks kill at least 42 in Iraq on Shiite religious holidayupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 09:23:00

At least 42 people were killed and 154 were wounded in five attacks on a religious holiday Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.

Blasts kill 7 in Baghdadupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 08:14:00

Bombings killed seven people and wounded dozens of others Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City, officials said.

Six gay men shot to death in Iraq by tribe membersupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 16:54:00

Six gay men were shot dead by members of their tribe in two separate incidents in the past 10 days, an official with Iraq's Interior ministry said.

Official: Ministry infiltrators killed Iraqi VP's sister in '06updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 15:58:00

The Iraqi Interior Ministry on Monday blamed ministry infiltrators for the 2006 killing of the sister of the Sunni vice president.

Time.com: Will Peace Hold in Sadr City?updated: Tue Jul 29 2008 13:40:00

The Iraqi military's control of the Baghdad slum could well be the result of a voluntary cease-fire by Muqtada al-Sadr's militia. But some believe the cleric's forces are spent

Time.com: Rehabilitating Sadr Cityupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 22:00:00

A visit to the once hostile, radical slum shows new life -- but also frustration at what residents see as government neglect

Sadr City blastupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:33:00

A deadly blast in Iraq kills two U.S. soldiers and two U.S. embassy workers. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.

U.S. Embassy staff, soldiers killed in Baghdad blastupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:33:00

Four Americans -- two soldiers and two civilians from the Defense and State departments -- were killed Tuesday in a blast that rocked a municipal building in Baghdad's Sadr City, the U.S. Embassy said.

Iraqi leader arrives in Iran for talksupdated: Sat Jun 07 2008 12:58:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a visit with top Iranian officials, his office said, while car bombings renewed violence at home.

Time.com: Has Maliki Conquered Sadr City?updated: Wed May 21 2008 10:00:00

Under a truce agreement, Iraqi government troops can now patrol the Mahdi Army's stronghold. But Sadr's forces have retained much of their muscle

Iraqi forces move into Sadr City; violence elsewhereupdated: Tue May 20 2008 18:42:00

Attackers launched assaults across Iraq over the past 24 hours, killing 11 police recruits and six civilians, including a 7-year-old.

Time.com: Iraqi Troops Enter Shi'ite Campupdated: Tue May 20 2008 12:00:00

Thousands of Iraqi troops moved unchallenged into Baghdad's Sadr City Tuesday to seize the Shiite militia stronghold, in the largest attempt yet by the government to impose control

Iraqi forces, Shiite militants fight in Sadr Cityupdated: Mon May 19 2008 06:47:00

Shiite militants and U.S.-backed Iraqi forces -- two sides that agreed to a cease-fire last week -- fought overnight in Sadr City, killing four people and wounding 38, Interior Ministry and hospital officials said Sunday.

Time.com: Chalabi's Short-Lived Comebackupdated: Fri May 16 2008 14:00:00

Delivering services to Sadr City was helping the controversial Iraqi figure rebuild a political base -- until the U.S. and Iraqi governments declared him off limits

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.

Iraqi government, al-Sadr group sign cease-fire updated: Mon May 12 2008 17:35:00

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement has agreed to end its "armed presence" in Sadr City under an agreement reached with Iraq's government, Iraqi officials said Monday.

Time.com: 4-Day Ceasefire Signed in Sadr Cityupdated: Mon May 12 2008 10:55:00

Representatives of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and lawmakers from Iraq's main Shiite political bloc signed a four-day cease-fire Monday

U.S. official: Too early to know Sadr City truce successupdated: Sun May 11 2008 21:52:00

A U.S. military official said Sunday it was "premature" to conclude there will be a truce between the Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement, despite word from both sides that a cease-fire agreement was reached.

Time.com: Al-Sadr Wins Another Roundupdated: Sun May 11 2008 12:00:00

U.S. and Iraqi forces spent two months battling al-Sadr's Mahdi Army only to see the cleric standing strong after a hastily arranged cease-fire

Cease-fire reached in Baghdad's Sadr Cityupdated: Sun May 11 2008 01:48:00

The Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement have agreed to a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City district, spokesmen for both sides said Saturday.

Baghdad stadium to shelter Iraqis fleeing Sadr City dangerupdated: Thu May 08 2008 13:05:00

A top official in Baghdad said the capital's biggest stadium is one of three locations being prepared for residents fleeing Baghdad's Sadr City, where Iraqi and U.S. forces have been fighting Shiite militants for weeks.

Time.com: Baghdad's Coming Refugee Crisisupdated: Thu May 08 2008 12:00:00

The Iraqi Government signals plans for an offensive in eastern Baghdad that is likely to displace thousands of civilians

3,500 U.S. troops to head home from Iraqupdated: Tue May 06 2008 18:25:00

A "surge" brigade deployed to Iraq last year is heading back to the United States, the U.S. military said Monday.

Attack on Iraqi first lady's convoy wounds soldiers, civiliansupdated: Sun May 04 2008 12:46:00

A bomb detonated near the Iraqi first lady's motorcade in downtown Baghdad on Sunday, wounding soldiers and at least two civilians, but the president's wife escaped without injury, officials said.

Hospital damaged in attackupdated: Sat May 03 2008 21:23:00

Fighting continues between U.S. and Iraqi troops and Shiites loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

3 boys killed in Iraq airstrike, companion saysupdated: Sat May 03 2008 21:23:00

Three Iraq boys were killed in an airstrike in eastern Baghdad on Saturday as they were sifting through trash, looking for stuff to sell, said a 10-year-old boy wounded in the attack.

Sadr City violenceupdated: Sat May 03 2008 00:45:00

Rocket attacks kills two, destroys a school and leaves dozens injured in Baghdad's Sadr City.

Imam decries militias, clashes in Sadr Cityupdated: Sat May 03 2008 00:45:00

A top Iraqi political figure -- who also is an imam at a prominent Shiite mosque in the capital -- urged the abolition of militias Friday and decried violence and pervasive corruption in Baghdad's Sadr City.

Officials: Sadr City battles killed hundreds in Aprilupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 20:28:00

The fighting that erupted in Baghdad's Sadr City last month has killed 925 people and wounded 2,605, a top government official said Wednesday.

Civilians caught in crossfireupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 20:28:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on civilians caught in urban fighting crossfire in Sadr City. Viewer discretion is advised.

Time.com: The Misery in Sadr City updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 12:00:00

Hundreds flee the Baghdad neighborhood as U.S. and Iraqi forces confront the Mahdi Army in an urban stronghold

Time.com: Iraq: US Deaths Hit 7-Month Highupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 08:00:00

The killings of three US soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September

Official: Female suicide bomber kills 3 at checkpoint in Iraqupdated: Sun Apr 27 2008 18:40:00

A female suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi security forces checkpoint in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least three Iraqis and wounding 14, an Interior Ministry official said.

Time.com: Is Al-Qaeda Back in Baghdad?updated: Sun Apr 27 2008 16:00:00

With U.S. and Iraqi forces focused on the Shi'ite Mahdi Army, the Sunni insurgents have begun hitting the enemies that kept them at bay in the capital

Suicide bombers, explosions rock Iraqupdated: Sat Apr 26 2008 20:07:00

Three suicide bombers and a car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday capped off a day of nationwide violence that left at least 15 people dead and 94 wounded, police and Iraqi officials said.

Sadr City aftermathupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 11:12:00

Iraqi security forces fought with Mehdi militiamen south of Baghdad Monday, resulting in the deaths of three Iraqi police officers.

Food, drugs run short in Sadr City, Red Cross saysupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:54:00

Weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood have destroyed the main market and isolated civilians from supplies of food and water, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Wednesday.

Leaders arrive for Iraq summitupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:54:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other leaders arrive in Kuwait City for a summit on Iraq security.

Progress despite fightingupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 21:38:00

Iraqi and U.S. forces are battling the Mehdi Army. CNN's Jill Dougherty asks: Is there still political progress?

PM vows not to let Iraq become 'the new Somalia'updated: Sun Apr 20 2008 21:38:00

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is calling on political parties to unite against armed groups in Iraq, a spokesman said Sunday, warning that "Iraq cannot be the new Somalia."

Al Qaeda planning Baghdad attacks, says U.S.updated: Sat Apr 19 2008 08:10:00

Al Qaeda in Iraq is planning suicide attacks against Iraqis in Baghdad "in the near future," the U.S. military warned Friday.

Time.com: Trying to Hold Together Iraq's Army updated: Fri Apr 18 2008 12:30:00

Shi'ite militia continue to put pressure on Iraqi forces and seek to expand desertions by government troops

Time.com: The Next Front in the Sadr Standoffupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 02:00:00

Even as the fighting between Iraqi troops and the Shi'ite leader's militia died down over part of the weekend, the government's latest action could reignite tensions

More fighting in Sadr Cityupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 14:15:00

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr blames the U.S. and Iraqi military for the death of an aide. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

Sadr City fighting rages for seventh dayupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 13:13:00

Shiite militias fought U.S. and Iraqi forces in Sadr City, Baghdad, for a seventh day Saturday and a vehicle ban continued to frustrate residents, driven indoors for a week by the battles.

Missile strike in Sadr Cityupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 13:13:00

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at Defense Department video of targeted missile strikes in Sadr City against insurgents.

Iraqi, U.S. troops accused of Sadr City attackupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 23:10:00

The office of Muqtada al-Sadr accused Iraqi and U.S. forces of attacking Sadr City on Friday, just hours after the Shiite cleric called for calm in the wake of the assassination of one of his top aides in the southern city of Najaf.

Time.com: Iraq Assassination Reignites Tensionsupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 17:00:00

As the curfew on Sadr City was set to be lifted, a Moqtada al-Sadr associate is killed, threatening Shi'ite violence

Clashes in Baghdad's Sadr City kill 20updated: Wed Apr 09 2008 10:22:00

Violence raged for a fourth straight day in Baghdad's Sadr City, leaving 20 more Iraqis dead on Wednesday.

Transcript: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 12:35:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.

Sermons show divide among Iraqi Shiitesupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 22:30:00

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."

Deadly airstrike in Basraupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 22:36:00

An airstrike destroys a house in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, killing a militant.

Al-Sadr offers to help Iraqi security forcesupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 22:36:00

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr offered Thursday to help purge Iraqi security forces of militia members.

Time.com: Iraqi PM: Basra Operation a 'Success'updated: Tue Apr 01 2008 13:00:00

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki claimed Tuesday that a week-old operation against Shiite militias has been a "success" despite a cease-fire

Commander: Citizens, extra troops help 'crush' al Qaeda in Iraqupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 14:09:00

Attacks are down 75 percent in recent months in a perilous stretch of neighborhoods in northeastern Baghdad, prompting a U.S. military officer to proclaim Monday that security there is "dramatically improving."

Will 'surge' stability last?updated: Mon Nov 26 2007 14:09:00

CNN's Morgan Neill reports as old rivalries pose problems for Iraq's new future.

Iraqi PM outraged over alleged civilian casualtiesupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 16:08:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met Sunday with the top U.S. military commander in Iraq to voice his outrage over the reported deaths of Iraqi civilians during a Sunday morning military raid in Baghdad's Sadr City, a government spokesman told CNN.

Sadr City fighting kills about 30updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 02:37:00

Iraqi and coalition troops overnight killed about 30 people in Baghdad's Sadr City -- most of them in an airstrike -- as they targeted a militia cell with suspected links to Iran, the U.S. military said.

Military raids target terrorist cells in Iraq updated: Wed Jul 04 2007 22:00:00

U.S.-led coalition forces killed a suspected terrorist and detained nine others in raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq, a military statement released Thursday said.

Time.com: 26 Iraqis Die in U.S. Troop Raidupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 17:15:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned a U.S. raid Saturday in a Baghdad slum in which American troops sparked a firefight that left 26 Iraqis dead

Saturday, June 2updated: Sat Jun 02 2007 03:06:00

BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Five people were killed and three others were wounded during a five-hour Iraqi army operation, backed by U.S. forces, conducted overnight Saturday in two districts of eastern Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City neighborhood, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official told CNN on Sunday.

Terror suspects detained in Baghdad's Sadr Cityupdated: Wed May 30 2007 04:07:00

U.S.-led coalition forces detained five suspected terrorists in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood Wednesday, including their cell leader, a U.S. military statement said.

16 'directly related' to U.S. troops' capture heldupdated: Sat May 26 2007 04:49:00

U.S. and Iraqi troops have detained 16 people they say are "directly related to the attack" on May 12 in which three U.S. soldiers were apparently captured, a U.S. military official said.

9 GIs, journalist die in Iraq; torture chamber foundupdated: Sun May 06 2007 14:19:00

Nine U.S. soldiers died in Iraq on Sunday, including six killed in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported.

U.S., Iraqi forces find Sadr City torture chamberupdated: Sun May 06 2007 10:27:00

A pre-dawn coalition military raid killed at least eight gunmen and uncovered a bloodstained torture chamber in a building in Baghdad's Sadr City that was later destroyed by a powerful controlled explosion.

Iraq orders arrest of top Army officer after deadly attacksupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 05:01:00

An Iraqi army brigade commander was arrested Wednesday night after a string of bombings that killed nearly 200 people around Baghdad, most of them in a single attack at a central marketplace, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's office announced.

Suicide car bomber kills 28 in Baghdadupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 04:19:00

Black smoke filled the skies over central Baghdad just before midday Monday as a suicide car bomber detonated explosives in a busy commercial district, killing 28 people and wounding 56 others, Baghdad police said.

Coalition launches largest sweep of new Baghdad planupdated: Sun Mar 04 2007 17:04:00

Coalition forces began a massive "clearing operation" in Baghdad's dangerous Sadr City neighborhood Sunday, while in the southern city of Basra, the British military said a raid on an Iraqi intelligence office uncovered prisoners with signs of torture.

Lawmaker: U.S. catching, releasing top terror targetsupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 12:04:00

The U.S. military already knows what half of its most-wanted terrorist targets look like because they have been apprehended and photographed in the past, a Republican congresswoman said Friday.

21 Shiites gunned down in front of familiesupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 03:21:00

Sunni gunmen stormed two Shiite homes in Diyala province overnight and slaughtered 21 men in front of their families, Diyala authorities said Saturday.

Shiites torch Sunni people, mosques, houses updated: Fri Nov 24 2006 03:45:00

Enraged Shiites burned people to death, torched mosques and denounced Sunni leaders and the United States a day after a bloody assault on Sadr City, the Iraq capital's Shiite bastion.

Bombs kill 138 in Baghdad's Sadr Cityupdated: Thu Nov 23 2006 03:49:00

A savage string of apparently coordinated bombings erupted Thursday in Sadr City, a Shiite slum of Baghdad, killing 138 people.

Raid in Baghdad's Sadr City kills 5, nabs 7updated: Tue Nov 21 2006 06:46:00

Backed by U.S.-led coalition advisers, Iraqi security forces battled insurgents early Tuesday in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood, the U.S. military said.

Sunni leader dismayed by easing of security in Sadr Cityupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 07:44:00

The easing of a security crackdown in Baghdad's volatile Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City may be emboldening members of Shiite death squads, a Sunni leader said Wednesday.

Iraq's prime minister eases security around Sadr Cityupdated: Tue Oct 31 2006 01:34:00

U.S. and Iraqi checkpoints around Sadr City and other parts of Baghdad were being opened Tuesday with vehicles passing through unchecked, following an order by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the U.S. military said.

Iraq: 3 die as 'worst month' figures revealedupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 07:08:00

A bomb ripped through a market in Baghdad's Sadr City on Thursday, another day of carnage in a city under siege by insurgents and people bent on sectarian revenge.

Car bomb kills at least 10 in Baghdadupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 08:10:00

A car bomb killed 10 people and wounded 28 others Tuesday in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police said.

Clashes around Baghdad mosque kill 20updated: Sun Mar 26 2006 13:35:00

Twenty people were killed Sunday in clashes around a major Shiite mosque on the northern edge of Baghdad's Sadr City amid differing accounts about who was involved in the fighting.

Bodies marked 'traitor' found in Baghdadupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 07:07:00

Attacks around Iraq on Monday claimed five lives and wounded at least 31 people, officials said.

Car bombs kill at least 46 in Sadr Cityupdated: Sun Mar 12 2006 02:24:00

Six car bombs killed at least 46 people and wounded 204 others in Baghdad's largest Shiite neighborhood Sunday, Baghdad emergency police said.

Car bombs kill 16, wound 90 in Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 07:01:00

Two car bombs exploded minutes apart in southern Baghdad, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 90 others, Iraqi police said.

Iraq violence leaves at least 29 deadupdated: Sun Sep 25 2005 02:21:00

A wave of new violence in Iraq, including a suicide bombing and a deadly armed robbery, left 29 people dead and scores wounded Sunday. Four bodies were also found.

Ten militiamen killed in Baghdadupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 06:39:00

Ten Iraqi militiamen were killed early Sunday in clashes with U.S. forces in the Sadr City section of Baghdad, Iraqi police sources told CNN.

GI sentenced over Baghdad killingupdated: Sat Dec 11 2004 02:27:00

A U.S. soldier has been sentenced to three years in prison, forfeiture of all pay and a dishonorable discharge after he pleaded guilty to the killing of a severely wounded Iraqi civilian, the U.S. military said in a statement.

Iraq extends weapons amnestyupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 12:26:00

Iraq's interim government says it will extend the weapons handover program for Sadr City, a Baghdad slum rife with anti-U.S. sentiments, and will soon extend the arms amnesty program nationwide.

Weapons handover begins in Sadr Cityupdated: Sun Oct 10 2004 03:45:00

Iraqis aligned with the Medhi Army began trickling into Iraqi police stations in Sadr City Monday morning, exchanging their weapons for coupons they can later use to get cash from the Iraqi government.

Militia to disarm in Sadr City peace dealupdated: Sat Oct 09 2004 08:26:00

Details of a breakthrough peace initiative to end battles in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City were announced Saturday by Iraq's interim government and militia loyal to rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

U.S., Iraqi troops expand offensiveupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 07:34:00

More than 2,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops are targeting insurgents in the northern section of Babil province, even as insurgents targeted a hotel near Baghdad's Green Zone.

Plan seeks to end fighting in Baghdad's Sadr Cityupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 05:36:00

Iraq's interim government Wednesday accepted a plan from the forces of Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to end violence in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said.

Q&A: War crippling Iraq's rebirthupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 09:17:00

As well as causing huge numbers of casualties in Iraq, violence is taking its toll on reconstruction efforts and affecting morale.

Al-Sadr inspires opposing ralliesupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 06:24:00

Thousands of demonstrators supporting -- and hundreds opposing -- Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets in Iraq on Friday as U.S. soldiers fought insurgents in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood and near Falluja.

U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 1,000updated: Tue Sep 07 2004 00:52:00

Four U.S. troops died in Iraq on Tuesday, bringing the total of Americans killed in the 18-month-old war to 1,002.

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.

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