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Russia’s Lukoil begins output from giant Iraq oilfield

Reuters – Russia’s Lukoil began commercial production from one of the world’s largest untapped oilfields in Iraq on Saturday, as the country raises output to record levels. Production from the giant West Qurna-2 is eventually expected to reach 1.2m barrels per day (bpd), from an initial 120,000 bpd. The field is one of several that …

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Under US pressure, Iraq denies Iran arms deals

AFP – Iraq, facing heavy pressure from the United States, has denied signing deals for weapons and ammunition with Iran in apparent violation of international sanctions. The defence ministry said a variety of international firms had sought to supply Iraq with ammunition and night vision equipment, including one company from Iran. But contrary to media …

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16 killed in Baghdad car bombs: officials

AFP – Five car bombs struck across several neighbourhoods in Baghdad on Monday killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 40 others, security and medical officials said. Two explosions went off in the predominantly Sunni south Baghdad neighbourhood of Dura, while at least three vehicles rigged with explosives were detonated in the mostly-Shiite …

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Iraqi forces assault gunmen in crisis-hit city

Iraqi forces backed by tribesmen moved into five Ramadi neighbourhoods Sunday, with helicopters providing cover and firing on the sprawling district of Malaab at the centre of fighting between anti-government fighters and security forces and their tribal allies.

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Five killed in Iraq attacks

A roadside bomb and a drive-by shooting killed five and injured another five on Sunday, reported the Associated Press. The bomb reportedly killed three police officers in Jurf Al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad. The drive-by shooting in the Baghdad neighborhood of Jihad killed two civilians near a government office responsible for overseeing Sunni administration …

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