Coordinated car bombings strike Baghdad districts at rush hour, killing 25 people

Coordinated car bombings strike Baghdad districts at rush hour, killing 25 people

BAGHDAD, May 13 (UPI) --Twenty-five people were killed Tuesday and 80 others wounded in a coordinated attack using eight bomb-laden cars at rush hour in Baghdad.
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Bombings throughout Iraq kill at least 40; Anbar fighting kills 21

BAGHDAD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Attacks across Iraq, including three bombings in Baghdad, killed at least 40 people, while fighting in restive Anbar province killed at least 21, police said.

Iraq: Execution-style killings signal return of Shiite death squads

BAGHDAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The growing number of dead men found in the streets and canals of Baghdad, mostly shot in the head, some bearing the marks of torture, is stirring fears that the Shiite death squads who slaughtered hundreds, possibly thousands, of Sunnis during the dark days of Iraq's sectarian bloodbath are back in business.

Dozen killed in string of bombings throughout Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A series of apparently coordinated bombings occurred throughout Baghdad Wednesday, killing 37 people and wounding more than 80 others, police said.

Funeral in Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad hit by bombs

BAGHDAD, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Scores of people were killed Saturday in bombings in Baghdad, most of them in an attack on a funeral in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, officials said.

Baghdad struck by wave of coordinated bomb attacks, 65 die

BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- At least 65 people died and many more were injured in a series of coordinated bombings in Baghdad during rush hour Wednesday, police said.

Eight dead, nearly three dozen injured in bombing, shooting in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) -- Eight people died Tuesday in Iraq in the latest of a series of violent sectarian incidents that have left dozens dead and more than 200 injured, officials said.

12 dead, 18 injured in Baghdad car bombs

BAGHDAD, May 16 (UPI) -- Multiple car bomb explosions killed at least 12 people and injured 18 others Thursday in Baghdad, officials said.
Bombs, attacks kill at least 50 in Baghdad

Bombs, attacks kill at least 50 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 19 (UPI) -- Bombings and other attacks Tuesday in mainly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad killed at least 50 people and wounded 160 others, Iraqi officials said.

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Six car bombs kill at least 15 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Six car bombs shook Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 62 others, police said.
Family wants Moqtada Sadr arrested

Family wants Moqtada Sadr arrested

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Baghdad is called on to take action against Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr for his alleged role in the death of a Shiite religious leader in 2003, his family says.

Mehdi Army dissolving, reports say

BAGHDAD, June 26 (UPI) -- The Mehdi Army of Moqtada Sadr is evolving into a clandestine movement following Iraqi military operations targeting the group, intelligence suggests.

Blasts in Mosul, Baghdad kill eight

MOSUL, Iraq, June 25 (UPI) -- Three U.S. soldiers and an interpreter died in a roadside bombing in northern Iraq and two more U.S. troops died in Baghdad's Sadr City, officials said.

Al-Qaida finished in Iraq, author claims

BAGHDAD, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Iraqi military and strategic success in Iraq has sounded the death knell for al-Qaida, a conservative columnist writes.
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Sadr City
Supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr pray in a slum called Sadr City, which is part of Baghdad April 8. United States troops have isolated the section of the city with tanks. (UPI Photo/Mitch Prothero)

Sadr City (Arabic: مدينة الصدر‎) is a suburb district of the city of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in 1959 by Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassim and later unofficially renamed Sadr City after deceased Shia leader Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr. Sadr City is one of nine administrative districts in Baghdad. A public housing project neglected by Saddam Hussein, Sadr City holds more than 1 million Shiite residents, many of them poor.

Sadr City was built in Iraq in 1959 by Prime Minister Abdul Karim Qassim in response to grave housing shortages in Baghdad. At the time named Revolution City (مدينة ألثورة), it provided housing for Baghdad's urban poor, many of whom had come from the countryside and who had until then lived in appalling conditions. It quickly became a stronghold of the Iraqi Communist Party, and resistance to the Baathist-led coup of 1963 was strong there.

After the Baath Party Coup, the district was renamed Saddam City, in honor of Saddam Hussein, the Baath Party leader. After the foreign occupation of Baghdad in April 2003, the district was unofficially renamed Sadr City after deceased shiite leader Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.

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