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2008-10-10 09:00:22

By ROBERT H REID By Robert H. Reid The Associated Press BAGHDAD A roadside bomb killed a prominent member of Muqtada al-Sadr's political movement Thursday, raising fears of new internal Shiite bloodshed ahead of regional elections expected in January. The victims' allies blamed U.S.

2008-10-10 09:00:22

By Associated Press BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb killed a prominent member of Muqtada al-Sadr's political movement Thursday, raising fears of new internal Shiite bloodshed ahead of regional elections expected in January. The victim's allies blamed U.S. and Iraqi forces for the blast.

2008-10-10 00:00:13

By Patrick Cockburn A powerful member of the Iraqi parliament that is loyal to the anti-American Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr was killed in a carefully planned assassination in Baghdad yesterday.

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - The Iraqi foreign minister said Tuesday it will require "bold political decisions" to resolve the major issue standing in the way of a deal allowing American troops to remain here next year - who would try U.S.

2008-08-21 12:00:46

Within its morning newscasts on 21 August, Dubai-based Iraqi private Al-Sharqiyah TV reports on US Secretary of State Rice's visit to Baghdad, her talks with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the Rice-Zebari news conference to be held at noon.

2008-08-11 09:00:05

At least 33 people, including eight civilians, died in a coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, military officials said Monday.

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2008-07-31 18:00:02

BAGHDAD _ It seemed like another routine trip as the commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq boarded his helicopter in Amara, where a battalion of U.S. troops is based.

2008-07-22 06:00:22

By Alissa J. Rubin Senator Barack Obama arrived in Iraq on Monday at a base in the southern city of Basra where he and two fellow U.S. senators met with U.S., British and Iraqi officials, according to Captain Chris McNair, a spokesman at the base. The visit to Basra as part of a traveling U.S.

2008-07-21 12:00:11

By Patrick Cockburn Barack Obama arrives in Iraq just as the political situation there is turning in his favour. The Iraqi government is for the first time asking for a timetable for a military withdrawal of United States forces.

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2008-07-21 06:00:00

Recent evidence suggests that although the Iraqi military has made enormous progress, it is still dependent on small teams of American advisers who can rein in overly aggressive Iraqi commanders, call in U.S. airstrikes and help coordinate basic supplies such as food, rifle-cleaning kits and even printer cartridges.


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