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New evidence that US invasion has produced epidemic of birth defects in Iraq

By Fred Mazelis, October 17, 2012

An extraordinary epidemic of congenital birth defects has affected Iraqi cities over the past decade, particularly in Fallujah and Basra.

Bombings, death sentence stoke sectarian tensions in Iraq

By Bill Van Auken, September 11, 2012

A nationwide terrorist bombing campaign combined with the handing down of a death sentence for an exiled Sunni vice president threaten to reignite the deadly sectarian tensions that erupted during the US occupation of Iraq.

US proxy war in Syria spreads to Lebanon and Iraq

By Eric London, August 18, 2012

The intensifying US proxy war in Syria is raising fears of a sectarian war throughout the Middle East.

Hundreds killed and wounded in Iraq bombings, ambushes

By Patrick Martin, July 27, 2012

Monday, July 23 was the bloodiest single day of sectarian fighting in Iraq in more than a year.

New wave of sectarian violence in Iraq kills more than 70

By David Walsh, June 14, 2012

A series of bombs exploded in various parts of Iraq on Wednesday in the midst of Shi’ite pilgrims marking a major religious festival, killing more than 70 people.

Nine years after the invasion of Iraq

By Peter Symonds, March 22, 2012

The absence of a mass anti-war movement today raises critical questions about the failure of the 2003 protests and how to renew the struggle against militarism and war.

Further revelations of Australian involvement in Iraq war crimes

By Will Morrow, February 13, 2012

The Guardian obtained secret US documents showing Australian forces played an “integral” role in operations at an illegal prison in Iraq in 2003.

US pushes for renewed military presence in Iraq

By Peter Symonds, February 2, 2012

Iraq’s refusal to allow a permanent US military presence was a setback for the Obama administration as it prepared for a confrontation with Iran.

Turkey threatens intervention into Iraq

By James Cogan, January 26, 2012

The Turkish stance toward Maliki is inseparable from the broader US-backed drive to shatter the regional influence of Iran.

Bombings in Iraq intensify sectarian tensions

By Peter Symonds, January 7, 2012

At least 72 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in sectarian bombings in Iraq on Thursday.

Military trial begins for Marine charged in Iraq massacre

By Bill Van Auken, January 5, 2012

Today’s opening of the trial of a US Marine in connection with the 2005 massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha casts a spotlight on the criminal character of the nine-year war and occupation carried out under the Bush and Obama administrations.

Iraq Veterans Against the War director speaks on Haditha massacre

By Bill Van Auken, January 5, 2012

Jose Vasquez, a US Army veteran and executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War, spoke with the WSWS Wednesday on the Haditha massacre.