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2008-08-29 12:00:41

Aides to a pivotal Shiite official in Iraqi politics say he has been arrested in Baghdad by U.S. forces for alleged connections to extremist Muslim militia. Ali Lami, who led the purge of Saddam Hussein loyalists from government posts, was arrested by U.S. forces when he arrived in Baghdad Wednesday from a trip to Lebanon, said Iyad Kadhim Sabti, an aide to Lami. Lami is alleged to have helped violent Shiite Muslim militia obtain training and money from within Iran, the Los Angeles Times...

2008-08-29 09:00:25

By ROBERT H REID By Robert H. Reid The Associated Press BAGHDAD A senior official in Nouri al-Maliki's government was in custody Thursday, suspected of ties to Iranian-backed Shiite militias and of plotting a June bombing that killed 10 people, including four Americans, Iraqi authorities said. The arrest of Ali al-Lami - taken Wednesday as he left a plane arriving from Lebanon - reinforced suspicions about Tehran's influence within the Shiite-led Iraqi government and could open...

2008-08-29 09:00:25

By Robert H. Reid Associated Press BAGHDAD -- A senior official in Nouri al-Maliki's government was in custody Thursday suspected of ties to Iranian-backed Shiite militias and plotting a June bombing that killed 10 people, including four Americans, Iraqi authorities said. The arrest of Ali al-Lami -- taken Wednesday as he left a plane arriving from Lebanon -- reinforced suspicions about Tehran's influence within the Shiite-led Iraqi government and could open wider probes into Shiite...

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 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....


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