List of massacres in Iraq

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Iraq (numbers may be approximate). For massacres during the Iraq War, see List of massacres of the Iraq War:

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Simele massacre August 1933 Northern Iraq 3000 Iraqi army massacred Assyrian Christians
Farhud June 1-2, 1941 Baghdad 175-780 Considered "the beginning of the end of the Jewish community of Iraq"
Dujail Massacre July 8, 1982 Dujail 148
Halabja poison gas attack March 16, 1988 Halabja 5000+ Iraqi government used chemical weapons on Kurdish town; condemned as an act of genocide
2004 Iraq churches attacks August 1, 2004 Baghdad and Mosul 12 71 injured
2007 Tal Afar bombings and massacre March 27, 2007 Tal Afar 152 Shiites were bombed
2007 Mosul massacre April 23, 2007 Mosul 23 The murders were considered to be a reprisal for the honor killing of a 17-year-old Yazidi girl
Al Ahamir Massacre June 29, 2007 Al Ahamir 10-14 Iraqi civilians were killed by Al Qaeda
2010 Baghdad church attack October 31, 2010 Baghdad 58 The Islamic State of Iraq attacked a Catholic church
Camp Ashraf raid April 8, 2011 Camp Ashraf 34 Unarmed members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran were killed by Iraqi security forces. 300+ injured.
2013 Camp Ashraf massacre September 1, 2013 Camp Ashraf 52 Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps helped plan and direct the assault on the camp and then two of Iran's Iraqi-based proxies, Kata'ib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq carried out the attack.
Camp Speicher massacre 12 - 15 June 2014 Tikrit 1700 On 12 June 2014, the Islamic State with the help the Sunni local tribes killed at least 1,700 unarmed Iraqi Air Force cadets. They were separated by sect: Sunnis were allowed to repent for their military service, while Shiites were lined up for firing squads.

The soldiers were separated into small groups, executed and buried in mass graves.

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