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2006-04-20 08:04:06

By Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Even if Iraqi leaders finally break the deadlock over a new government, they will have their work cut out stabilizing Baghdad trouble spots like Adhamiya, where sectarian tensions fueled fierce gun battles this week. The U.S. military said 50 insurgents attacked Iraqi forces overnight Monday in seven hours of clashes so fierce that American troop reinforcements were called in to help. Residents said Sunni insurgents defended the northern district...

2006-04-18 06:30:00

By Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD -- Snipers held rooftop positions as masked Sunni Arab insurgents said they were gearing up for another open street battle with pro-government Shiite militiamen in Baghdad's Adhamiya district on Tuesday. The Arab Sunni stronghold is still feeling ripples from overnight clashes on Monday that appeared to be the closest yet to all-out sectarian fighting. It's a reality that has Washington scrambling to avert civil war as Iraqi politicians struggle to form a government...

2006-04-17 16:30:00

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 50 insurgents mounted a brazen attack on Iraqi forces in Baghdad on Monday, prompting U.S. troops to provide support in a battle that lasted seven hours, a U.S. military spokesman said. The guerrillas attacked Iraqi forces in the mostly Sunni Arab district of Adhamiya in northern Baghdad overnight. Five rebels were killed and one member of the Iraqi forces was wounded. There were no U.S. casualties, said the spokesman. "It was quite a...

2006-04-17 13:06:41

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 50 insurgents mounted a brazen attack on Iraqi forces in Baghdad on Monday, prompting U.S. troops to provide support in a battle that lasted seven hours, a U.S. military spokesman said. The guerrillas attacked Iraqi forces in the mostly Sunni Arab district of Adhamiya in northern Baghdad overnight. Five rebels were killed and one member of the Iraqi forces was wounded. There were no U.S. casualties, said the spokesman. "It was quite a...

2006-04-17 01:31:26

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fighting broke out overnight in the Sunni Arab district of Adhamiya in Baghdad after gunmen attacked a police station, police and Interior Ministry sources said on Monday. They said it was still not clear who was involved in the clashes, which later drew reinforcements from police commandos. The sources said the police commandos were accompanied by members of a Shi'ite Muslim militia. Residents of Adhamiya, a stronghold of Sunni insurgents, took up arms to...

2006-04-17 00:29:37

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Heavy clashes erupted overnight in the Sunni Arab district of Adhamiya in Baghdad and heavy casualties were feared, residents said on Monday. Residents said ambulances were rushing to the northern district and a Sunni politician said he had received calls from people pleading for help. It is not clear who was involved in the clashes but Sunni officials said they heard from residents that Iraqi forces had fought Sunni insurgents. "I could not reach work. Adhamiya...

2006-02-24 16:45:47

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked Sunni mosques in two districts of Baghdad on Friday, defying a curfew intended to break a three-day cycle of sectarian violence. Residents said there were heavy clashes in the southern Saidiya district and at Aadhamiya in the north. Police said guerrillas fired rockets and automatic weapons at two Sunni mosques around Saidiya, but were beaten off by police and other security forces. After an attack on Aadhamiya's Abu Hanifa mosque, the most...

2006-02-23 09:57:57

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When Hussein Ali was stopped at a makeshift checkpoint in Baghdad, gunmen asked a question he never feared before the bombing of a sacred shrine on Wednesday sparked a wave of violence -- are you Shi'ite or Sunni? "One of the gunmen looked at my identification card," Ali, motorcycle courier, said on Thursday. "He let me pass because I am Shi'ite. But I told him there was no difference between Shi'ites and Sunnis." Many Iraqis would like to...

2006-02-23 05:53:09

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces clamped down in the tense and unusually empty streets of Baghdad on Thursday to try and prevent any slide into sectarian civil war after the bombing of a major Shi'ite shrine in Samarra. Roadblocks dotted entire districts of the city, where police said 53 people, mostly Sunni Arabs, were killed in the 24 hours after bombs shattered the Golden Mosque at dawn on Wednesday. There were no reported attacks in the capital on the...

2005-12-15 02:55:20

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gulf War veteran Hadi Mishaal leant on a crutch and struggled across an unusually quiet Baghdad to vote, hoping Iraq's polls will provide what Saddam Hussein never did -- help with his spinal injury and a pension. "I am trying to get to the voting station. I just want leaders that will help me. I have no money. I have nothing," said Mishaal, 55, a Shi'ite Muslim still dogged by an injury suffered during Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. "I want an...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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