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2006-07-10 01:21:10

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Shiite Muslim district of east Baghdad on Monday, causing many casualties, police said, a day after Shiite gunmen killed more than 40 people in a Sunni district in the west of the capital. One police source said a second bomb may have gone off in the same area of the Sadr City district, a stronghold of the Mehdi Army militia of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

2006-07-10 01:40:10

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district of east Baghdad on Monday, killing at least two and wounding 10, police said, a day after Shi'ite gunmen rampaged through a Sunni district killing at least 40. One police source said a second bomb may have gone off in the same area near the Sadr City district, a stronghold of the Mehdi Army militia of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Another police source said the second blast was caused by a mortar.

2006-07-09 07:25:12

By Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militia gunmen went on the rampage in a Sunni district of Baghdad on Sunday, killing dozens of people in the bloodiest of many outbreaks of sectarian violence that have raised fears of civil war. The shooting began in an area close to a Shi'ite mosque in mainly Sunni west Baghdad, where a car bomb killed three people late on Saturday. Houses were also burning, police said. An Interior Ministry source said at least 38 people had been killed in...

2006-07-09 05:45:00

By Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dozens of people were gunned down by rampaging militia gunmen in a Sunni district of Baghdad on Sunday, police said, in the bloodiest such incident of sectarian violence that has raised fears of civil war. The shooting began in an area close to a Shiite mosque in mainly Sunni west Baghdad, where a car bomb killed three people late on Saturday. Houses were also burning, police added. Police and politicians from the once-dominant Sunni Arab minority put...

2006-07-09 04:56:31

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 40 people, including women and children, were killed on Sunday when Shiite gunmen went on a rampage against residents in predominantly Sunni districts of Baghdad, Interior Ministry and police sources said. It was the worst outbreak of sectarian violence to date in the capital, which has seen hundreds of bodies dumped in the streets over past months amid worsening communal bloodshed. Baghdad's Yarmuk hospital said it had received at least 17 bodies. The...

2006-07-09 03:07:43

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops raided a Shiite mosque in southeastern Baghdad on Saturday night after receiving a tip-off that a suspected "terrorist cell leader" was hiding inside and detained 20 people, the U.S. military said. The mosque is believed to be loyal to radical young cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose Mehdi Army fighters have been the target of several recent operations by government and U.S. forces, including a major raid on Baghdad's Sadr City area on Friday. The U.S....

2006-07-08 13:20:57

By Lutfi Abu Oun BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces with armored vehicles surrounded a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Baghdad after dark on Saturday in what appeared to be the latest operation against Shi'ite militias, police said. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. military or the Iraqi Interior Ministry but a policeman at the scene outside the Sadrain mosque in the Zafaraniya district said he believed they were trying to arrest members of the Shi'ite Mehdi Army...

2006-07-07 12:30:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces arrested a regional commander for a pro-government Shi'ite militia suspected of smuggling surface-to-air missiles and spying for Iran, the U.S. military said on Friday. Adnan al-Unaybi, leader of the Mehdi Army militia in charge of an area south of Baghdad where two U.S. helicopters were shot down this year, was arrested during an Iraqi-U.S. raid near the town of Hilla, 100 km (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday. Unaybi had been previously detained in...

2006-07-07 08:29:51

By Ahmed Rasheed and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Attacks on mosques after Friday prayers killed 11 people in Iraq and 40 were killed or wounded in a Baghdad raid on Shi'ite fighters that the U.S. military said netted a top militant wanted for kidnap and murder. The sectarian attacks, three on Sunni mosques and a car bomb that killed at least six after Shi'ite prayers, dealt new blows to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's attempts to end communal bloodshed between fellow Shi'ites and...

2006-07-07 08:02:15

By Ahmed Rasheed and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in bomb attacks on Sunni and Shi'ite mosques after noon prayers in Baghdad and north of the capital on Friday, police said. The attacks dealt a new blow to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's attempts through a national reconciliation plan to end communal bloodshed between fellow Shi'ites and once-dominant minority Sunnis that has pitched Iraq toward all-out civil war. A car bomb outside a Shi'ite mosque...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.