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2008-10-13 09:00:15

The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by snipers in separate attacks Sunday in the capital's Yarmouk district, police said. The first attack in Mosul occurred when a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. patrol, the U.S. military said. There were no...

2008-09-14 09:00:13

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA By Christopher Torchia The Associated Press BAGHDAD Gunmen abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program Saturday about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight...

2008-06-28 00:00:51

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro- government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including three U.S. Marines. At least 18 more people died in a car bombing in the northern city of Mosul. Both attacks happened in Sunni Arab areas where al-Qaida in Iraq has been active. They appeared to be part of a campaign by both Sunni and Shiite extremists to undermine U.S. efforts to shore up local administrations and...

2006-08-04 05:39:31

HADHAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Ten people, including three Iraqi policemen, were killed on Friday by a suicide bomber in Hadhar, a town 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul, a police source said. The attack took place on a sports field and wounded 12 people, including nine policemen, who were patrolling the area. It followed clashes in Mosul between insurgents and Iraqi and U.S. forces, and a car bombing which killed one of the city's senior police officers.

2006-08-01 04:55:48

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 43 people on Tuesday, including 23 Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blow to the new government's efforts to inspire confidence in the country's security forces. A roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with soldiers on a road between Tikrit and Baiji, north of Baghdad, killed at least 23, the army said. A source at the joint Iraqi-U.S. military coordination center in Tikrit said the toll could rise. "The bodies...

2006-08-01 02:31:28

By Ahmed Rasheed and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 40 people on Tuesday, half of them Iraqi soldiers, in the latest blow to the new government's efforts to inspire confidence in the country's security forces. The most dramatic blast was a roadside bomb attack on a bus filled with soldiers on a road between Tikrit and Baiji north of Baghdad. At least 20 of them were killed. A source at the joint Iraqi-U.S. military coordination center in Tikrit said the toll...

2006-07-21 07:43:43

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. forces killed two suspected militants as well as two women and a child in a raid in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Friday, the military said. Police officers and neighbors said six members of one family were killed when U.S. helicopters rocketed their house. "The raid was targeting terrorists associated with senior al Qaeda in Iraq network members who have been targeted in previous Coalition operations and have been linked to several attacks against Iraqi...

2006-03-23 08:07:48

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people, most of them policemen, were killed when a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the headquarters of the Iraqi police's major crimes unit in Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said the car bomber had stopped at the first checkpoint and was having his vehicle checked for explosives when he detonated the bomb. Twenty-five people were killed, including at least 10 policemen, and 32 wounded, the ministry said. Earlier, another...

2006-03-23 05:32:37

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 15 people, most of them policemen, were killed when a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the headquarters of the Iraqi police's major crimes unit in Baghdad, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said the car bomber had stopped at the first checkpoint and was having his vehicle checked for explosives when he detonated the bomb. Fifteen people were killed, 10 of them policemen, and 32 wounded, the ministry said. Earlier, another police official...

2006-02-23 04:12:56

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed 11 people and wounded 21 in the city of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, on Thursday, an army source said. Civilians and troops were among the casualties in the blast in the city center. It was not clear what type of bomb was used.


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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