2018 in Iraq

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List of years in Iraq

Events in the year 2018 in Iraq.



  • 15 January - January 15, 2018 Baghdad bombings: Iraq's Ministry of Health reported that 27 people were killed and 64 injured by a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad. Although there were no immediate claims of responsibility, it was reported that such attacks had usually been the work of Islamic State in the past, and that elements of the group were still active north of the city despite the government's claim of victory in December 2017.[1][2] Two days later (on Wednesday January 17, 2018) Islamic State "claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad this week", though the New York Times suggested that the delay, and a number of errors in the claim, may show that the group's "media apparatus has been disrupted".[3]
  • July 14 - Internet service was cut off in Baghdad, Najaf and Basra following anti-government protests in several cities.[4]



  1. ^ Euan McKirdy; Hamdi Alkhshali (15 January 2018). "27 dead, dozens injured, in Baghdad double suicide bombing". CNN. Retrieved 16 January 2018. Monday marked the second deadly attack to hit the city in just three days. ... the city has experienced a period of relative calm for months.
  2. ^ "27 killed, 64 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast". RTÉ. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the so-called Islamic State militant group. ... Elements of the group are still active north of Baghdad.
  3. ^ Callimachi, Rukmini; Coker, Margaret (2018). "ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Bombings". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  4. ^ "Iraq Cuts Internet Services, Sends Forces to Quell Protests". Voice of America. July 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Obituary: Ali Kadhim". socceriraq.net. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.