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2006-08-17 08:01:13

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops are patrolling the streets in some Baghdad neighborhoods on foot in a new bid to win the trust of Iraqis, an unusual sight for many residents more used to seeing them travel in armored vehicle convoys. Taking a more personal approach to Iraqis long critical of heavy handed tactics is part of the strategy aimed at reclaiming Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods from insurgents and easing communal strife. Thousands of U.S....

2006-08-17 03:05:17

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. troops are patrolling the streets in some Baghdad neighborhoods on foot in a new bid to win the trust of Iraqis, an unusual sight for many residents more used to seeing them travel in armored vehicle convoys. Taking a more personal approach to Iraqis long critical of heavy handed tactics is part of the strategy aimed at reclaiming Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods from insurgents and easing communal strife. Thousands of U.S....

2006-08-16 12:49:03

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Security forces battled armed gangs and insurgents in two Iraqi cities on Wednesday as bomb attacks killed 21 in the capital, highlighting the precarious task facing U.S.-led forces trying to stem sectarian violence. British troops and a column of armored personnel carriers rushed to Basra as armed gangs fought with Iraqi forces for more than an hour in the mainly Shi'ite city, where Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency in...

2006-08-16 10:32:11

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes erupted in two of Iraq's largest cities on Wednesday while bomb attacks killed 21 in the capital, highlighting the precarious security situation as U.S. and Iraqi forces try to stem sectarian violence. British troops and a column of armored personnel carriers rushed to Basra as armed gangs fought with Iraqi forces for more than an hour in the mainly Shi'ite city, where Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency in June....

2006-08-16 08:12:56

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes erupted in two of Iraq's largest cities on Wednesday and a bomb killed eight in the capital, highlighting the precarious security situation as U.S. and Iraqi forces try to stem sectarian violence. British troops and a column of armored personnel carriers rushed to Basra as gangs fought a pitched battle with Iraqi forces for more than an hour in the mainly Shi'ite city, where Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency in...

2006-08-16 06:24:14

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Clashes erupted in two of Iraq's largest cities on Wednesday and a bomb killed eight in the capital, highlighting the precarious security situation as U.S. and Iraqi forces try to stem sectarian violence. Armed gangs fought a pitched battle with Iraqi forces for more than an hour in Basra, Iraq's second largest city where Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency two months ago. Police said they killed six insurgents in the...

2006-08-13 12:45:34

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 25 people were killed and 75 wounded in multiple attacks in a majority Shi'ite area in southern Baghdad late on Sunday, police said. They said the attacks, all at the same time, included a suicide motorcycle bomber, rockets and a roadside bomb which hit a market in the southern Baghdad district of Zaafaraniya. Separately, at least two mortar bombs hit an apartment building in the same area while a separate car bomb was exploded, they said. One police source...

2006-08-09 14:05:10

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed in action in the restive Iraqi province of Anbar on Wednesday, the U.S. military said. The three were assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, the military said in a statement.

2006-08-08 03:48:21

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four separate roadside bomb attacks killed at least 19 people in Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said, as U.S. troops made new efforts to try to rid the capital of powerful militias and defeat insurgents. The deadliest bombing killed at least 10 people and wounded 69 in the al-Shorja market in central Baghdad. Earlier, two blasts targeting police and another aimed at one of Baghdad's busiest bus stations killed a total of nine people, said...

2006-08-08 02:02:34

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three separate roadside bomb attacks killed at least nine people in Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said, as U.S. troops made new efforts to curb violence in the capital, seen as the key to Iraq's stability. Two of the blasts targeted police and the third was aimed at one of Baghdad's busiest bus stations, said the sources. Eight people were wounded in the attacks. The United States has boosted its troop levels in the Iraqi capital to try to...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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