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The following is a list of
massacres that have occurred in the area of modern Iraq.
In 1258, the
Siege of Baghdad (1258): estimates range from 200,000–2,000,000 civilian deaths   August 1933, the
Simele massacre in Northern Iraq: the Iraqi army massacred 3000Assyrian Christians June 1–2, 1941,
Farhud, Baghdad; 175-780 deaths, considered "the beginning of the end of the Jewish community of Iraq" July 8, 1982,
Dujail Massacre, Dujail; 148 deaths March 16, 1988,
Halabja poison gas attack, Halabja: 5000+ deaths; Iraqi government used chemical weapons on Kurdish town; condemned as an act of genocide August 1, 2004,
2004 Iraq churches attacks, | Baghdad and Mosul; 12 died, 71 injured October 24, 2004 Massacre of New Iraqi Army recruits by Sunni insurgents, 49 killed.
 November 19, 2005
Haditha killings, Haditha 24 Iraqi civilians were killed by United States Marines. |- March 12, 2006
Mahmudiyah killings on by U.S. Army soldiers, 4 killed. March 15, 2006 Balad massacre on by U.S. Forces, four women and five children, one aged five months.
 Between May 7 and 8, 2006, 51 bodies were found in Baghdad, all handcuffed, blindfolded and shot in the head and abdomen.
 July 9, 2006,
Hay al Jihad massacre on by Shia militia, 40 killed. March 27, 2007
2007 Tal Afar bombings and massacre, Tal Afar 152 Shiites were bombed; then Shiite-affiliated policemen after a bombing, 70 killed . April 23, 2007,
2007 Mosul massacre, Mosul; 23 died; the murders were considered to be a reprisal for the honor killing of a 17-year-old Yazidi girl On April 17, 2007, 51 bodies of Iraqi civilians and military personnel, who were killed in the previous two years, were found in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.
April 23, 2007,
2007 Mosul massacre on by Sunni insurgents, 23 killed. June 29, 2007,
Al Ahamir Massacre, Al Ahamir, 10-14 Iraqi civilians were killed by Al Qaeda On June 30, 2007, 35 to 40 bodies were recovered from a recently dug mass grave in the town of Ferris, south of Fallujah, most likely victims of sectarian violence.
July 16, 2007, massacre of Shiite villagers in a village in Diyala province on by Sunni insurgents, 29 killed.
 August 14, 2007
2007 Qahtaniya bombings on by Sunni insurgents, 796 killed. September 16, 2007,
Nisour Square massacre, Baghdad: Blackwater Baghdad shootings by Private military company, 17 killed. Private military company, Blackwater Security Consulting, shot at Iraqi civilians killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square, Baghdad while escorting a US embassy convoy. Following the conclusion of the
2007 Diyala province military campaign dozens of mass graves were found. It is unclear who was responsible although Al-Qaeda is suspected. On April 4, 2010 Insurgents dressed as US and Iraqi soldiers killed 25 people including 5 women in a village south of
Baghdad. They were linked to the Awakening movement. They were hand cuffed and shot in the head or chest. 7 were found alive in handcuffs. Major General Qassim Atta spokesman for the Iraqi security forces' Baghdad operations said Al-Qaeda in Iraq was behind this.   October 31, 2010,
2010 Baghdad church attack, Baghdad; 58 died; Islamic State of Iraq attacked a Catholic church April 8, 2011,
Camp Ashraf raid, Camp Ashraf; 34 unarmed members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran were killed by Iraqi security forces. 300+ injured. September 1, 2013,
2013 Camp Ashraf massacre, Camp Ashraf; 52 died; 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. 12–15 June 2014
Camp Speicher massacre | Tikrit; 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. 10 June 2014 - ongoing,
Mass Executions in ISIS Occupied Mosul where over 6539 people have been killed.
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