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2010-05-05 09:56:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, detailed, credible data about Iraqi views on Iranian influence on the recent Iraqi elections has been sorely lacking. This gap is now filled by new results from a survey commissioned by the Princeton-based Pechter Middle East Polls, conducted in late March by a prominent Iraqi research center and focusing on a representative national sample of 3,000 Iraqis. The findings of the Pechter survey are contrary to the conventional wisdom regarding...

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2009-12-18 06:55:00

The U.S. military has resolved the issue of Iraqi militants using easily accessed software from the Internet to capture live video feeds from U.S.-operated drones, a problem that has revealed the tech-savviness of insurgents and their ability to adapt to American military advances, a defense official said on Thursday. "This is an old issue that's been addressed," the official, who requested anonymity, told reporters. He said the problem has been "taken care of." He gave his comments following...

2008-12-22 13:38:00

Defendant Shredded Documents and Lied to FBI Agents WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saubhe Jassim Al-Dellemy, age 67, an Iraqi national living in Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. "Since coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003, the Justice Department...

2008-10-28 09:00:11

U.S. officials confirmed U.S. troops raided Syria during the weekend, targeting an Iraqi militant who funneled fighters and funding from Syria into Iraq. The militant, identified as Badran Turki Hishan al-Mazidih, was killed along with "several armed males," U.S. officials said, while Syrian leaders said the raid killed seven people, The Washington Post reported. U.S. officials said the people killed were militants, and women and children were not harmed, The New York Times reported....

2008-10-18 18:00:11

Four Israeli nationals held hostage on the island of Turks and Caicos by Chinese laborers were freed Saturday after their company agreed to pay a ransom. The hostages were released after successful negotiations between their captors and the Israeli firm Ashtrom Engineering and Construction, Ynetnews.com reported Saturday. Nine of the Israelis who had been held by the laborers were released Thursday night. Some of the freed Israelis have agreed to remain on the island. "All of the...

2008-10-15 13:00:00

Coalition forces killed al-Qaida in Iraq's second-in-command during an operation earlier in October in Mosul, the U.S. military command announced Wednesday. Abu Qaswarah, known as Abu Sara, who was killed during an Oct. 5 operation after coalition forces tracked him to a building in the northern Iraq city, CNN reported. Qaswarah was second to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the military said. He also had "historic ties" to Abu Musav al-Zarqari, who preceded al-Masri, as well...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by snipers in separate attacks Sunday in the capital's Yarmouk district, police said. The first attack in Mosul occurred when a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. patrol, the U.S. military said. There were no...

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. and Iraqi forces for the blast. Suspicion also fell on Shiite splinter groups - some with suspected links to Iran, which has sheltered al-Sadr for nearly 18 months. Saleh al-Auqaeili, considered a...

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. Suspicion also fell on Shiite splinter groups -- some with suspected links to Iran, which has sheltered al-Sadr for nearly 18 months. Saleh al-Auqaeili, considered a moderate within al-Sadr's movement, was...


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