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2008-08-03 00:00:13

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Just months after Americans repaired a sewage treatment plant in southern Baghdad, insurgents attacked the facility and killed the manager. Looters took care of the rest.Nearly three years later, the plant remains an abandoned shell. Raw sewage is still flowing freely through giant pipes into the Tigris River, ending up in some of the capital's drinking water. And those pipes are hardly the only source of contamination.Many residents only have to sniff...

2008-06-25 09:00:42

By HANNAH ALLAM By Hannah Allam McClatchy News Service BAGHDAD A bomb hidden in a meeting room killed two U.S. soldiers and two American government employees Tuesday at a local council office in the Baghdad district of Sadr City, according to the U.S. military. U.S. authorities said an Italian working for the Defense Department also was killed in the blast. Iraqi authorities said six Iraqis also died, bringing the total death toll to at least 11. An American soldier and 10 Iraqis...

2006-09-05 09:43:57

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - British troops may be gone from Iraq by the end of 2007 as local security forces assume greater responsibility, President Jalal Talabani said on Tuesday, but Britain's foreign minister stressed no timetable had been set. "Coalition forces can't go now because that would create a security vacuum," visiting Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said, noting Iraq was making "very slow" progress on security. She described it as "two steps forward,...

2006-06-14 11:16:24

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister launched a security crackdown against al Qaeda in Baghdad on Wednesday but extended an olive branch to Sunni rebels who want to join the political process in a twin strategy to ease violence. Backed by tanks and armored vehicles, about 50,000 Iraqi security forces and 7,200 U.S.-led troops were deployed across Baghdad, setting up checkpoints and patrolling streets in the strife-torn capital, officials...

2006-06-14 07:39:37

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes erupted between gunmen and Iraqi troops and a car bomb killed two people on Wednesday as the government launched a security clampdown to root out al Qaeda militants in Baghdad. Gunmen carrying automatic rifles blocked roads with stones and tree trunks and exchanged fire with Iraqi soldiers in Adhamiya, a Sunni insurgent stronghold that is one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas, a Reuters reporter at the scene said....

2006-06-14 04:44:08

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes broke out between insurgents and Iraqi security forces and a car bomb killed at least two people in Baghdad on Wednesday as the government launched a security clampdown to root out al Qaeda militants. Gunmen carrying automatic rifles blocked roads with stones and tree trunks and exchanged fire with Iraqi troops in Adhamiya, a Sunni insurgent stronghold that is one of Baghdad's most dangerous areas, a Reuters reporter at...

2006-06-14 02:51:51

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops set up extra checkpoints and a tank patrolled a violent area in Baghdad on Wednesday, but there were few signs of a major crackdown announced by the government to root out militants. U.S. and Iraqi forces have carried out several such operations in the past but have failed to stem the violence. Hours after the clampdown began a car bomb targeting a police patrol killed at least two people and wounded seven in...

2006-06-09 03:20:06

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a senior official of Iraq's oil ministry in Baghdad on Thursday after he left work, police and oil ministry sources said on Friday. The incident happened the same day U.S. troops killed Iraq's al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose demise the Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said would help improve the country's oil production, particularly in the north. The sources said Muthana al-Badri, Director General of Iraq's State Company for...

2006-05-29 03:04:14

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces have captured a senior aide of al Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Baghdad, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday. Defense Ministry spokesman Kassim al-Mosawi said that Kassim al-Ani, one of the most wanted people in Iraq, was arrested on Sunday evening. "The Iraqi army forces arrested three terrorists who belong to al Qaeda, one of them is a senior aide of Zarqawi in Baghdad," Mosawi said. "He was one of the most wanted...

2006-04-23 03:29:40

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police found the bodies of six young men, bound and with bullet holes in their heads, on Sunday in Baghdad's violent Sunni district of Adhamiya, where sectarian tensions sparked fierce gun battles last week. Interior Ministry sources said the bodies were dumped on the side of a road. Hundreds of bodies, many bearing signs of torture, have been found in Baghdad since sectarian passions exploded following the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine in February. The...


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