Occupation of Iraq

Sadrist protesters leave Iraqi parliament building after hours of protests

Hundreds of supporters of the Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr left the heavily guarded parliament building in the Iraqi capital early May 1, hours after storming the parliament building when lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government. 

WFP says serious food shortages in Fallujah, besieged by Iraqi army

Humanitarian disaster is looming in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stronghold under siege by security forces, where tens of thousands of people face food shortages, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on March 8. 

US Embassy says several Americans missing in Iraq

The U.S. Embassy confirmed on Jan. 17 that "several" Americans had gone missing in Iraq, after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said, "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the missing Americans."

Bulgaria Commemorates Servicemen Killed in 2003 Attack on Karbala Military Base

Bulgaria commemorates on Sunday the five Bulgarian servicemen, who were killed in a suicide attack targeting their military base in the Iraqi city of Karbala on 27 December 2003.

The attack on the Bulgarian military base "India" was the first of the four suicide attacks targeting two bases of the coalition forces and an Iraqi police station.

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