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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.

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.

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.

2006-07-09 05:45:00

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.

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.


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fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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