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By Brian Murphy and Qassim Abdul-Zahra Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Face to face with Iraq's leaders, Barack Obama gained fresh support Monday for the idea of pulling all U.S. combat forces from the war zone by 2010.
As of Monday, at least 4,113 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action.
By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - Roadside bombs killed four U.S. soldiers in northern Iraq, the military said Wednesday, in a spike of violence that pushed to at least nine the number of Americans who have died here this week.
By The Associated Press As of Saturday, June 21, 2008, at least 4,102 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action.
By SAMEER N. YACOUB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD A sharp drop in attacks on pipelines has enabled Iraq to increase oil exports from northern oil fields and profit from the rise in world energy prices, the country's oil minister said Friday.
By Charles Levinson BASRA, Iraq -- In the oil-rich deserts of southern Iraq, a rusted pipeline snakes through piles of burning garbage, lakes of raw sewage and slums controlled by hostile militias. Mundal Mayali, a local councilman, points to the pipeline and sighs.
Behind the Pentagon's closed doors, U.S. military leaders told President Bush Wednesday they are worried about the Iraq war's mounting strain on troops and their families. But they indicated they'd go along with a brief halt in pulling out troops this summer.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, reported Monday that exposure to nerve agents, pesticides and various other toxic chemicals might be to blame for the chronic Gulf War illness that affects up to one-third of Gulf War veterans.
Many U.S. Gulf War veterans continue to suffer from mysterious illnesses more than 16 years after the conflict ended, several witnesses testified this week before a congressional committee.
By Patricia Wilson and Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON/RENO, Nevada (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, seizing on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq, on Monday linked early withdrawal to the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States. As Cheney and President George W.
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