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2006-07-23 12:29:09

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs killed at least 62 Iraqis on Sunday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepared for a White House visit expected to focus on halting what many see as Iraq's accelerating slide toward all-out sectarian civil war. Two separate blasts killed 42 civilians in Sadr City, a sprawling Baghdad slum that is a stronghold of the Shi'ite Mehdi Army militia. It came a day after the inaugural meeting of a commission to develop reconciliation strategies for...

2006-07-23 12:16:59

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs killed at least 62 Iraqis on Sunday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepared for a White House visit expected to focus on halting what many see as Iraq's accelerating slide toward all-out sectarian civil war. Two separate blasts killed 42 civilians in Sadr City, a sprawling Baghdad slum that is a stronghold of the Shi'ite Mehdi Army militia. It came a day after the inaugural meeting of a commission to develop reconciliation strategies for...

2006-07-23 09:36:05

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs killed nearly 60 Iraqis on Sunday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepared for a White House visit expected to focus on halting what many see as Iraq's accelerating slide toward all-out sectarian civil war. Saddam Hussein, whose iron rule was ended by the U.S. invasion three years ago, had medical treatment after 16 days on hunger strike that the chief prosecutor in his trial said would keep him out of court. The U.S. military declined...

2006-07-23 05:36:20

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs killed at least 56 people in Iraq on Sunday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepared for a White House visit expected to focus on easing violence that has raised doubts over his reconciliation efforts. A blast killed 36 civilians in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result. Another car bomb exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at...

2006-07-23 04:25:43

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 36 civilians and wounded 72 in a Shi'ite district of east Baghdad on Sunday, a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result. Another car bomb exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 15 people near a court house, police and witnesses said. The Baghdad bomb, near a police station and open-air market, was in the Sadr City neighborhood, a poor area that is...

2006-07-23 02:27:24

By Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 36 civilians and wounded 72 in a Shi'ite district of east Baghdad on Sunday, a day after an inaugural meeting to start reconciling Iraq's rival factions produced little tangible result. The bomb, near a police station and open-air market, was in the Sadr City neighborhood, a poor area that is a stronghold of Shi'ite militias. Three weeks ago, a car bomb at a market in the same area killed about 60 people, one of a number of very...

2006-07-23 01:02:41

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least nine civilians and wounded at least 25 in a Shi'ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police and Interior Ministry sources said. The bomb was in Sadr City, a poor neighborhood that is a stronghold of Shi'ite militias. Two weeks ago, a car bomb in the area killed about 60 people. There were clashes in the district overnight between the Mehdi Army of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and U.S.- led forces, residents and...

2006-07-23 01:13:32

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 26 civilians and wounded 60 in a Shi'ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police said. The bomb was in the Sadr City neighborhood, a poor area that is a stronghold of Shi'ite militias. Two weeks ago, a car bomb in the area killed about 60 people, one of a number of very bloody incidents this month that have raised fears of civil war. There were also clashes in the district overnight between the Mehdi Army of radical Shi'ite cleric...

2006-07-21 03:33:33

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities extended a daytime curfew on Baghdad on Friday in an apparent effort to prevent violence after one of the bloodiest weeks this year. State television announced that a four-hour traffic ban in force every Friday of late to curb car bomb attacks on mosques during weekly prayers would be extended through most of the day. A gun and grenade attack on a market just outside Baghdad on Monday and a suicide car bombing to the south of...

2006-07-19 04:29:20

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a market in a small town south of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing three people in the second such raid in the area in three days, police said. Police and Iraqi troops killed two of the unidentified assailants and were now in control of the town of Rasheed, an officer added. Two policemen were among 11 people wounded. On Monday, gunmen hurling grenades killed nearly 60 people and wounded over 100 in the nearby town of Mahmudiya and the police officer...


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