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2006-06-28 09:32:00

By Hiba Moussa and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister said on Wednesday that armed groups had contacted him on peace efforts but he stressed that those with blood on their hands would be excluded from any amnesty under his reconciliation drive. "I am optimistic and I confirm that a lot of those who were involved in acts under the name of resistance ... have directly contacted us," Nuri al-Maliki told Iraqiya state television. "And some of them have...

2006-02-15 10:15:00

LONDON -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq is among four main groups leading an insurgency against U.S.-led and Iraqi forces that owes its resilience partly to canny exploitation of the Internet, a report said on Wednesday. The International Crisis Group, a non-profit organization that monitors conflicts, analyzed insurgent publications and Internet postings to argue that the rebel groups had steadily developed sophisticated communications and coherent leadership. Zarqawi's...

2005-12-01 13:04:01

DUBAI (Reuters) - A blindfolded Iraqi man was shown being shot dead in a video posted on the Internet on Thursday and an Iraqi insurgent group said it killed him for spying on clerics and taking Iraqis to torture centers. The man was interrogated by an off-camera militant as two masked insurgents guarded him with assault rifles. The Army of Ansar al-Sunna video, whose authenticity could not be verified, then showed the man being taken outside and shot repeatedly. "I worked for the...

2005-10-09 10:31:50

By Andrew Quinn BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Calling armed insurgents "rats spreading disease among the people," Iraq's government on Sunday urged voters to approve the new constitution in a referendum next week and stand firm against militant efforts to taint it. Violence has escalated ahead of the October 15 vote on the charter, which is backed by most Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders but strongly opposed by much of the Sunni Arab community, elements of which are in open revolt against the...

2005-10-02 11:47:32

By Yara Bayoumy DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda said on Sunday it had captured two U.S. marines in western Iraq and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to U.S. forces to release female Sunni Muslim prisoners, a statement posted on a Web site said on Sunday. The latest statement came in the midst of a new U.S. offensive in towns in the far west of Iraq to track down al Qaeda militants U.S. forces believe are hiding near the Syrian border. "Al Qaeda soldiers succeeded in kidnapping two U.S. marines...

2005-09-08 12:09:59

DUBAI (Reuters) - A leading Iraqi insurgent group said on Thursday Hurricane Katrina was an act of God hurting the U.S. war effort, and helping cut helicopter sorties over Baghdad, according to an Internet posting. "Thanks be to God, this disaster struck areas where a great number of the American soldiers came from and many of their families were killed," said a statement from the Army of Ansar al-Sunna, posted on an Islamist Web site. "There is a noticeable decrease in the number of...

2005-08-19 12:00:15

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military probe has concluded a suicide bomber from a well-known insurgent group infiltrated an American base in Mosul wearing an Iraqi security forces uniform and killed 22 people in a crowded dining tent last December, a general said on Friday. The bomber was not employed at Forward Operating Base Marez in the northern Iraqi city Mosul and apparently entered without passing through a guarded perimeter gate, said Army Maj. Gen. David...

2005-08-04 11:49:22

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraqi insurgent group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said on Thursday its fighters planted the bombs that killed 14 U.S. Marines in western Iraq, according to an Internet statement. The Wednesday attack was the deadliest against American forces since the start of the war on Iraq in 2003. Ansar al-Sunna has also claimed last year's suicide bombing inside a U.S. military base in which at least 22 people were killed. "Our heroes planted two high explosive devices on Wednesday...

2005-08-04 11:40:11

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraqi insurgent group Army of Ansar al-Sunna said on Thursday its fighters were behind the bombing that killed 14 U.S. Marines in western Iraq, according to an Internet statement. The Wednesday attack was the deadliest against American forces since the start of the war on Iraq.

2005-08-03 09:24:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday denied a claim by an Iraqi insurgent group that it had captured a U.S. Marine in western Iraq. "I don't have anything to suggest that is accurate. I have no indication that there are any unaccounted for personnel," Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters in response to questions. An Iraqi insurgent group said earlier in the day it had captured a U.S. Marine who was wounded in a clash in western Iraq in which eight other...


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