Violence erupts at a protest rally in Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least four protesters and one police officer. Thousands of supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered in the capital to demand an overhaul of the country's electoral system.
At least 69 people are killed and 230 injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for some of the attacks.
At least 69 people are killed and 230 injured in a series of bomb attacks targeting Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claims responsibility for some of the attacks. [https:--www.nytimes.com-aponline-2016-05-17-world-middleeast-ap-ml-iraq-the-latest.html (NY Times)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-mideast-crisis-iraq-blast-idUSKCN0Y8103 (Reuters)] [http:--www.presstv.ir-Detail-2016-05-17-466035-Iraq-Baghdad-bomb-blasts-terrorism (Press TV)] 17 May 2016 Baghdad bombings
At least 51 people are reportedly killed in an attack on a shopping centre in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, and a car bombing outside an illegal casino in Miqdadiyah, east of Baghdad, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claiming responsibility for both attacks.
The Government of Iraq calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from northern Iraq, near the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul. Iraq's Foreign Ministry said Turkish forces had entered Iraqi territory without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad.
At least 8 people are killed and 44 are wounded after a bomb attached to a fuel truck explodes in a Shiite section of Baghdad. [http:--www.cfnews13.com-article-news-ap-august-138406-Police:-Bomb-blows-up-fuel-truck-in-Baghdad (AP cia Central Florida News)]date=August 2019
The United Nations Human Rights Council says Britain is arranging its third enforced removal of Iraqi asylum applicants to Baghdad despite appeals for it to stop amid safety fears for the individuals concerned.