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KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Two car bombs targeting churches in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least four people on Sunday, a police official said. Colonel Burham Taher said the blasts at two churches also wounded nine people.
By Nabeel Norddin MOSUL (Reuters) - Insurgents shot down a U.S. military helicopter near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, witnesses and U.S. officials said. It was not immediately clear whether there were any survivors.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military helicopter was shot down on Friday by insurgents near the city of Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, a senior U.S. command official said. Army Lt. Gen. John Vines, the No. 2 U.S.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. army helicopter crashed near the city of Mosul, north of Baghdad, on Friday after coming under fire from insurgents on the ground, witnesses said.
By Chalak Abdullah RAHINAWA, Iraq (Reuters) - Security forces in Iraq shot dead four people protesting against a recent hike in fuel prices on Sunday, police said, after rioters set cars and petrol stations on fire near the northern oil city of Kirkuk.
By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs struck Iraqi police and army patrols and destroyed an American tank in Baghdad on Sunday as fresh street protests over election results kept up tension that has soured the mood after a peaceful ballot 10 days ago.
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead five Iraqi Oil Ministry security guards who were driving to the northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday, police said. Lieutenant Jawaad Abdullah said they were shot in the town of Uthaim south of Kirkuk.
By Nameer Nouredeen TAL AFAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's government said it launched thousands of troops against rebels in the city of Tal Afar on Saturday and ordered the nearby border with Syria closed to stem what Baghdad calls an influx of foreign fighters.
By Maher al-Thanoon MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi and U.S. forces have launched an attack on the northern city of Tal Afar to rid it of suspected terrorists, Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said on Saturday. "At 2 a.m.
By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents sabotaged an exporting oil well in Iraq on Friday, stepping up pressure on the U.S.-backed government struggling to steer Iraq through a political crisis over a draft constitution.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.