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A spate of car bombings rocked Iraq on Tuesday, the ninth anniversary of the U.S. invasion and days before the nation hosts a meeting of Arab leaders.

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Blasts kill 12 in central Iraqupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 09:19:00

A car bomb and a suicide attacker struck security forces outside a central Iraqi bank on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 30 others, police officials said.

At least 25 die in Iraq violence as reform deadline arrivesupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 12:24:00

At least 25 people, including five U.S. soldiers, have died in a series of explosions across Iraq on Monday, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

At least 5 U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 12:24:00

A New York Times reporter in Iraq says at least five U.S. troops died after rockets were fired form a Kia pick-up truck.

23 killed in Iraqi two bomb attacksupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 14:18:00

Seventeen people were killed and 50 others wounded in a blast from a container full of explosives left outside of the Presidential Palaces Mosque in central Tikrit, Iraq, officials told CNN.

3 killed in Iraq attackupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:38:00

Three people were killed and 10 wounded after two roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad Wednesday, officials with the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

At least 9 Iraqi officials dead in hostage siegeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 09:44:00

At least nine city and provincial officials were among dozens killed when armed militants took over a government building in Iraq and held hostages this week, Interior Ministry officials told CNN Wednesday.

Security forces regain control of Iraq government buildingupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 18:58:00

Security forces wrested control of an Iraqi government building from armed militants who attacked and seized the location and held people hostage earlier Tuesday, Interior Ministry officials said.

Police: 2 inmates killed, 14 people wounded in Iraqi prison riotupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 16:25:00

At least two prisoners were killed and 14 people wounded Sunday when a riot erupted at a Tikrit, Iraq, prison, police officials in Tikrit said.

More deaths and clashes follow Iraq demonstrationsupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

At least eight people were wounded Saturday in the Iraqi city of Samarra during clashes between security forces and angry mourners accompanying the caskets of two people killed in protests the day before, according to local police.

Protests rage on in Baghdadupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 17:25:00

Thousands of demonstrators gather in Baghdad to protest corruption and poor government services.

Iraq bombs target Shiite pilgrims, killing more than 30updated: Mon Jan 24 2011 11:49:00

Three bombings targeted Shiite pilgrims Monday in and around Karbala, Iraq, killing at least 33 people, officials said.

Suicide bomber strikes in Iraqupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 10:04:00

Dozens were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Tikrit. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.

At least 65 die in attack at recruitment center in northern Iraqupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:49:00

A suicide bomber wearing an explosives-packed vest attacked a police recruitment center in northern Iraq Tuesday, a bloody strike that killed at least 65 people and wounded 160 others.

3 killed in Iraq attacksupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 21:10:00

Three people, including two police officers, were killed Friday in separate attacks in Iraq, officials said.

At least 3 killed in Iraq violenceupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 18:02:00

Violence in central Iraq on Sunday left at least three people dead, including two members of a group credited with helping fight the local arm of al Qaeda, officials said.

Attackers strike in Iraqi cities; 15 deadupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 08:18:00

Attackers targeting security forces in northern Iraq and religious pilgrims in Baghdad left at least 15 people dead and others wounded, police said Tuesday.

Violence targeting Iraqi military kills at least 21updated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:07:00

Attacks on military posts and police stations in Iraq claimed at least 21 lives Thursday.

9 dead in 3 Iraq attacksupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 15:18:00

Two civilians were killed and 10 were injured Thursday after an explosive-rigged motorcycle exploded in an outdoor market in Mahmoudiya, a village just south of Baghdad, local police officials said.

At least 18 killed in Iraq blasts amid political uncertaintyupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 09:21:00

Bomb attacks killed at least 18 people, including two U.S. soldiers, and wounded more at least 55 others in Iraq in the past two days, officials said.

2 U.S. Army pilots killed in Iraq helicopter accidentupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 02:35:00

Two U.S. Army pilots died Sunday in a helicopter accident in Iraq, the military said.

Punished for pregnancy?updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 05:15:00

A U.S. Army general, who banned soldiers from getting pregnant, now says they will not be court marshaled.

Pregnant soldiers won't be court-martialed, commander saysupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 05:15:00

The commander who instituted a policy cracking down on pregnancy among soldiers defended it Tuesday as necessary to maintain troop strength, but said no soldier would ever be court-martialed for violating the directive.

U.S. and Iraq become partners in educationupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 12:34:00

A collaboration between a U.S. business school and an Iraqi university could help put Tikrit at the forefront of efforts to rebuild Iraq.

In Tikrit with Medevacupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 00:02:00

CNN's Michael Holmes spends some time with Medevac, a team of paramedics who see the worst of the worst in Iraq.

Death row Iraqis among 8 escapees recapturedupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 08:53:00

Eight of the 16 members of al Qaeda in Iraq who escaped Wednesday night from a Tikrit prison north of Baghdad have been recaptured, security officials in Samarra told CNN Saturday.

Soldier detained in contractor's shooting deathupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 19:46:00

A U.S. soldier was detained Sunday in connection with the shooting death of a civilian contractor at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq, the military said.

Four U.S. troops killed in Iraq roadside blastsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:42:00

Roadside bombings in Iraq killed four American troops and seven Iraqis in a flurry of attacks Tuesday corresponding with a Muslim holy month when insurgents regularly step up their fighting.

Bloody weekend includes 2 Iraqi deaths involving U.S. forcesupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 04:54:00

Two civilian drivers in northern Iraq were killed in incidents involving U.S. troops, one in an "escalation of force" shooting and the other in a head-on collision, the military said Saturday.

Peace, high turnout reported at Iraq pollsupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 16:32:00

Half of Iraq's registered voters turned out for peaceful provincial elections this weekend, the election commission said Sunday.

Shoe-throwing monument removed from Iraqi orphanageupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:29:00

The monument commemorating the journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush was taken down a day after it was erected, local officials in Tikrit told CNN.

Monument to Bush shoe-throwing shines at Iraqi orphanageupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 20:18:00

For the war-beaten orphans of the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, this big old shoe fits.

Mistaken-fire incident leaves 6 Iraqi troops deadupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 08:41:00

U.S. forces killed at least six Iraqi security troops after Iraqi personnel mistakenly fired on an American patrol boat north of Baghdad on Wednesday, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Time.com: Bomber Kills 25 Iraq Police Recruitsupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 15:50:00

A suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his traditional robe blew himself up Tuesday in a crowd of Iraqis trying to join the police force, killing at least 25 people

Iraqi police recruits, soldiers killed in bombingupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 09:47:00

A bomb exploded Tuesday outside a police recruitment center in Iraq's Diyala province, killing at least 30 people, an Iraqi army official said.

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.

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.

Review: 'Stop-Loss' can't overcome flawsupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 09:33:00

Through 2006, at least 81,000 U.S. military have been "stop-lossed" since September 11, 2001. That means they have been refused discharge and compelled to serve another tour of active duty, even though their original term has expired.

Couple, son killed during U.S. raid in Iraqupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 17:47:00

A couple and their son were killed and four other people were injured Tuesday during a U.S. military raid in northern Iraq, police said.

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.

Torture house, mass graves discovered in Iraq updated: Thu Dec 20 2007 07:27:00

Coalition forces found 26 bodies buried in mass graves and a bloodstained "torture complex," with chains hanging from walls and ceilings and a bed connected to an electrical system, the military said Wednesday.

Torture complex found in Iraqupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 07:27:00

In Iraq, coalition forces find a mass grave and a suspected torture complex. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.

Bomb kills Iraqi children gathered around U.S. troopsupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 11:15:00

A roadside bomb killed three Iraqi children and injured seven as they gathered around American troops handing out toys on Sunday, police and government officials told CNN.

Time.com: Iraqi Official Among 15 Killedupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 12:10:00

Two carloads of gunman ambushed a top aide to Iraq's Finance Ministry on Sunday in Baghdad, killing him and his driver

Camp Victory attack suspect captured, U.S. military saysupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 18:30:00

The man believed to be responsible for last week's rocket attack on the U.S. Army's Camp Victory was captured in an early morning raid Monday, the U.S. military said.

Iran shuts border with Iraqi Kurdsupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:06:00

Iran has closed its five entry points with Iraq's Kurdish region in protest against the U.S. military's recent incarceration of an Iranian, an Iraqi Kurdish official said Monday.

Blackwater back to workupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 11:06:00

Blackwater is resuming operations in Iraq after outrage over a shooting. CNN's Suzanne Simons reports.

Hussein-linked 'terrorist' caughtupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 06:42:00

Iraqi forces detained the suspected leader of a terrorist cell network believed to be funded by Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, who is wanted by Iraqi authorities on terrorism charges, the U.S. military announced Monday.

Female troop deaths in Iraq on pace to top recordupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 06:59:00

A U.S. soldier killed in Baghdad last week marked the fourth death of an American female service member this month, a toll that hasn't been topped since June 2005.

Iraqi PM to visit Syria for talksupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 06:59:00

Iraqi PM to visit Syria for talks

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: Roadside Bombs in Iraq Kill 7 Troopsupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 11:15:00

Roadside bombs killed seven American troops in Iraq on Saturday, including four in a single strike outside Baghdad

Nine U.S. troops die in Iraqupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 11:00:00

Nine U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on Saturday, bringing the U.S. military death toll so far in June to 79, the military reported.

Suicide truck bombing kills 15 at police stationupdated: Sun Jun 10 2007 07:32:00

A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden truck into a police station near Tikrit on Sunday morning, killing at least 15 people and wounding about 45 others, some of them civilians, a Tikrit police official said.

Blast hits near hospital as violence tears across Iraqupdated: Sat Mar 31 2007 19:37:00

Car bombs and gunfire killed more than two dozen civilians and wounded more than 60 in attacks throughout Iraq on Saturday, officials said.

10 killed in Baghdad car lot bombingupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:51:00

A bomb exploded at a popular used-car lot in Baghdad's Sadr City Friday, killing 10 people and wounding 17, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

Attack near U.S.-Iraq outpost kills 10updated: Mon Feb 19 2007 04:46:00

An attack by three suicide car bombers Monday near a U.S.-Iraqi outpost killed two American soldiers and eight Iraqi police officers, Iraqi officials told CNN.

Hussein buried in same cemetery as sonsupdated: Sun Dec 31 2006 07:01:00

About 100 mourners gathered at the flag-draped grave of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who was buried Sunday in Awja, near Tikrit.

Hussein verdict greeted with joy, angerupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 01:51:00

About 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Sunday, defying the government's curfew to support of Hussein, while in other Iraqi towns residents celebrated the former dictator's death penalty sentence.

Iraqis react with joy, anger to Hussein death sentenceupdated: Sun Nov 05 2006 01:30:00

Many Iraqis reacted with jubilation to Saddam Hussein's death sentence Sunday, while others took to the streets in protest.

Baghdad morgue: 1,500 bodies in Augustupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 09:54:00

The year's second-highest monthly total of bodies arrived at Baghdad's morgue in August, Iraqi authorities said, but the figures do not include people killed by bombs or other mass attacks.

Iraq car bombs kill at least 39updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 03:34:00

A trio of morning car bomb attacks in Iraq on Tuesday killed at least 39 people -- most of them Iraqi soldiers -- and wounded more than 50 others, authorities said.

Violence takes lives at mosque, army checkpointupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 10:42:00

Bombs killed eight people in Baghdad, including seven at Ismail Al-Qubaisi Mosque at 2:30 p.m. after Friday prayers. Five people were wounded.

Iraqi cleric freed after U.S. raidupdated: Sat Jun 24 2006 07:06:00

U.S. forces released a revered 70-year-old Sunni cleric on Saturday hours after detaining him, Iraqi officials said.

Iraqis attack UK troops after deadly helicopter crashupdated: Sat May 06 2006 05:52:00

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.

More than 80 dead in apparent reprisalsupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 02:32:00

Authorities said at least 86 bodies were found in the Iraqi capital during a 30-hour period ending midday Tuesday, sparking fears that sectarian reprisal killings are continuing at a grisly pace.

Iraq politicians set to meet amid strifeupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 04:11:00

Violence shook Baghdad and areas outside the capital Wednesday as strikes thought to be fueled by sectarian animosity persisted and Iraqi leaders prepared to huddle to work toward a national unity government.

Iraqi army officers, police are killedupdated: Sat Jan 21 2006 08:38:00

Insurgents launched attacks in Tikrit, Baquba and Baghdad on Saturday, killing four Iraqi security forces and a civilian.

Hostage families wait as deadline passesupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 09:30:00

Family and friends of four Western humanitarian workers held hostage in Iraq were waiting with growing concern on Sunday as a deadline to kill them passed without word from the kidnappers.

Deadline passes; no word on hostagesupdated: Sat Dec 10 2005 07:58:00

International concern for four Western humanitarian workers heightened Saturday as the hours before their execution deadline turned into minutes, then passed with no word on their fate.

Suicide bomber kills 18 in Kirkukupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 08:40:00

A suicide bombing killed 18 people and wounded 28 others Tuesday in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said.

Bush to troops: 'Never going to give in' updated: Thu Oct 13 2005 07:52:00

President Bush gave a pep talk via teleconference Thursday to U.S. troops in Tikrit, telling them: "We're never going to back down" without a "total victory" in Iraq.

Iraqi officials nearing constitution deadlineupdated: Sun Aug 07 2005 03:04:00

Top Iraqi government officials worked furiously Sunday on a draft of a new constitution while violence across the nation left at least 19 people dead over the past 24 hours.

U.S. Marines, contractors dispute Falluja incidentupdated: Wed Jun 08 2005 06:25:00

U.S. Marines detained 16 American and three Iraqi security contractors in Falluja last month, according to a Marine statement released Wednesday.

Attacks leave at least 28 dead in Iraqupdated: Sat May 28 2005 03:43:00

Attacks killed at least 28 people and wounded dozens of others in five Iraqi cities within the past 24 hours, authorities said Saturday.

Bombings kill more than 50 in Iraqupdated: Wed May 11 2005 01:10:00

Six bombings killed at least 54 Iraqis and wounded 96 others Wednesday, including 20 civilians who died as they lined up to join the Iraqi army in Hawija when a suicide bomber detonated explosives hidden under his clothing, Iraqi officials said.

Death toll from Iraq attacks rises to 24updated: Mon Apr 25 2005 08:22:00

The number of casualties in Sunday's two double bombings in Iraq rose to 24 dead and 58 wounded, Iraqi authorities said Monday.

Baghdad blasts kill at least 15 near mosqueupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 01:57:00

Two explosions near a Shiite Muslim mosque and a busy market in Baghdad on Sunday killed at least 15 people and wounded at least 57 others, Iraqi police said.

U.S. military probes chopper crashupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 09:52:00

U.S. military investigators Friday surveyed the Iraqi crash site of a helicopter suspected to have been shot down by insurgents. Two insurgent videos appear to confirm that scenario.

Translator among group abducted in Iraqupdated: Thu Mar 31 2005 07:06:00

A translator with U.S., Romanian and Iraqi citizenship was with three Romanian journalists who were kidnapped this week in Baghdad, a senior Romanian official said Thursday.

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.

At least 16 Iraqi police killed in bombingsupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 02:19:00

Bombers struck Iraqi police targets in a string of attacks Thursday that killed at least 16 police officers, including 12 in Tikrit, authorities said.

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.

Insurgents kill 23 Iraqi police, troopsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 06:10:00

Insurgents killed 18 Iraqi police and five Iraqi troops in attacks in three Iraq cities Tuesday, nearly a month shy of the nation's scheduled elections.

Three insurgent attacks kill 21 Iraqisupdated: Sun Dec 05 2004 02:10:00

Twenty-one Iraqis -- 17 civilians working for U.S.-led coalition forces and four Iraqi security personnel -- were killed Sunday in three separate insurgent attacks, U.S. military officials said.

Dozens of Iraqis dead in Samarra attacksupdated: Sat Nov 06 2004 00:09:00

Insurgents stepped up their attacks in the restive Iraqi city of Samarra on Saturday as U.S. Marines prepared for an all-out assault on the rebel stronghold of Falluja.

Confusion over report of Iraqi fugitive's captureupdated: Sun Sep 05 2004 08:25:00

The Iraqi government seemed in some confusion Sunday about whether one of Saddam Hussein's former top lieutenants was in custody.

Car bombs kill six, injure dozensupdated: Sat Jul 17 2004 01:33:00

Two car bombs exploded at almost the same time in and near Baghdad Saturday morning, wounding dozens of people and killing at least six, Iraqi police said.

A Saddam souvenirupdated: Mon May 31 2004 11:36:00

When Saddam Hussein was rousted from his spider hole in Dawr, a town near Tikrit, by U.S. soldiers last December, Iraq's fallen dictator was clutching a pistol.

Iraqi tribunal to try Saddam Husseinupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 00:47:00

Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and other members of his Baathist regime, a spokesman for the Iraqi Governing Council said Tuesday.

Roadside bomb kills two U.S. soldiers updated: Sat Mar 13 2004 09:02:00

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and five wounded in Iraq Saturday when their armored Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the U.S. military said.

Bomb kills 2 U.S. soldiers in Iraqupdated: Sat Mar 13 2004 03:50:00

A roadside bomb in central Tikrit has killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded five others, according to the U.S. military.

It's in the cards: The deck of 55 most-wanted Iraqisupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 16:03:00

From the Wolf Blitzer Reports staff in Washington:

Military: Arrests may reduce anti-coalition attacksupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 03:55:00

Coalition forces Wednesday seized four nephews of Iraqi fugitive Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who is the highest-ranking member of Saddam Hussein's deposed regime still at large. Al-Douri is believed to be behind many of the insurgent attacks in Iraq.

U.S. probes plane 'hit,' Black Hawk crashupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 02:27:00

The U.S. military is investigating reports of hostile fire on a transport plane in Baghdad as well as probing the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter, which killed all nine soldiers on board.

How the Army used tech to nab Saddamupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 11:18:00

When American troops conducted a night raid that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein in December, digital technology allowed Army commanders miles away to watch virtually every move.

U.S. troops detain attack suspects in Iraqupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 09:02:00

U.S. forces have detained four suspects in an attack on a convoy in northern Iraq that wounded three U.S. soldiers, an Army official said.

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