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2010-08-18 08:45:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Authorities, Inc., one of the nation's largest and most prominent lecture agencies and event firms, is proud to announce its representation of General Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.), the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. Gen. McChrystal's crucial contributions to U.S. military operations since 9/11 include commanding Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military's most sensitive...

2008-10-15 13:00:00

Coalition forces killed al-Qaida in Iraq's second-in-command during an operation earlier in October in Mosul, the U.S. military command announced Wednesday. Abu Qaswarah, known as Abu Sara, who was killed during an Oct. 5 operation after coalition forces tracked him to a building in the northern Iraq city, CNN reported. Qaswarah was second to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the military said. He also had "historic ties" to Abu Musav al-Zarqari, who preceded al-Masri, as well...

2008-08-21 12:00:51

U.S. military success in Iraq has translated into success against al-Qaida's ability to get followers and cash, an independent terrorist tracking group says. SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that monitors terrorist Internet activity, said number of Web statements and videos attributed to the main al-Qaida organization in Iraq plunged from more than 200 in May 2007 to a dozen in May 2008, USA Today reported. But as propaganda linked to Iraq has been declining, the Taliban in...

2008-08-13 18:00:16

By Robert H. Reid Associated Press BAGHDAD -- A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days. Gov. Raad Rashid al-Tamimi ordered an indefinite curfew in Diyala's provincial capital of Baqouba, where the attack occurred. It happened a day after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government announced a weeklong suspension of...

2008-07-30 09:00:11

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- U.S.-backed Iraqi troops sealed off Baqouba and staged house-to-house searches Tuesday as they began a new offensive in Diyala province in the latest bid to clear al-Qaida in Iraq from its last major belt near the capital. Iraqi security forces hope to build on recent security successes elsewhere in a new test of the country's readiness to take over its own security and enable American troops to withdraw eventually. The U.S. military said the...

2008-07-30 06:00:25

By Nicholas Spangler and Laith Hammoudi, The Miami Herald Jul. 30--BAGHDAD -- Iraqi infantry, supported by artillery, the Iraqi air force and U.S. forces, on Tuesday began what was described as a major operation in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad. Iraqi forces said they had encountered no resistance to the crackdown, which the army had announced six days earlier. Residents of Baqouba, the provincial capital, woke to find new checkpoints in neighborhoods throughout the city, but...

2008-07-16 15:00:19

By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS By Alexandra Zavis Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD One minute, Salam Munim was waiting patiently among a crowd of recruits, eager to join the Iraqi army's next major offensive against Sunni Arab insurgents in his home province of Diyala. Then, he said, he was engulfed in blood, smoke and dust. Using a familiar tactic, two bombers blew themselves up minutes apart Tuesday among recruits at an Iraqi army base in the eastern suburbs of Baqouba, killing at least 28 people...

2008-07-16 09:00:30

By Sebastian Abbot Associated Press BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Scattered sandals and overturned bicycles were all that remained hours after suicide bombers struck the Saad military camp. Medical staff had finished unloading the white body bags at the nearby hospital, where the wounded moaned on bloodstained floors and weeping soldiers kneeled over slain comrades. The twin blasts in Baqouba recalled the scenes of mass terror and grief that were almost a daily routine before last year's steep...

2006-09-05 02:16:37

(Corrects date of Anfal campaign to 1988 from 1998 in paragraph 17) By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq hope to sign an agreement by next week to hand operational command of Iraq's new army to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq said on Monday, after wrangles on wording had held up the accord. A day after the government hailed the arrest of al Qaeda in Iraq's purported deputy head as a coup against insurgents, the bodies of 33 men, some with their...

2006-09-05 00:22:03

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq hope to sign an agreement by next week to hand operational command of Iraq's new army to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq said on Monday, after wrangles on wording had held up the accord. A day after the government hailed the arrest of al Qaeda in Iraq's purported deputy head as a coup against insurgents, the bodies of 33 men, some with their hands bound and bearing signs of torture, were found in Baghdad, and...


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