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2005-07-10 03:39:46

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. It was the bloodiest suicide bombing in a week that has seen something of a lull in this form of attack. A suicide car bomber also killed three civilians and wounded 10 near the local authority building in the ethnically tense northern oil city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police said. Four...

2005-07-10 02:21:23

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 40 at an Iraqi army recruiting center in western Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. It was the bloodiest suicide bombing in a week that has seen something of a lull in this form of attack. A suicide car bomber also killed three civilians and wounded 10 near the local authority building in the ethnically tense northern oil city of Kirkuk on Sunday, police said. Four...

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2004-11-30 03:00:00

KIRKUK, Iraq -- When Saddam Hussein's lieutenant heard that an oil pipeline had been sabotaged in Qushqia, his order was swift: blow up the village. Under Saddam, nobody messed with oil. Saddam and his notorious lieutenant Ali Hassan al-Majid, or "Chemical Ali," are gone - both in U.S. custody facing trial for crimes allegedly committed during the former regime. But security around Iraq's vital petroleum industry is in crisis. Between August and October, Iraq lost $7 billion dollars in...

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2004-11-29 09:00:02

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Doubts about holding Iraqi national elections on Jan. 30 produced an alliance few believed possible - Sunni Arabs and Sunni Kurds united in calling for a delay. Less than 24 hours later, the alliance collapsed after Shiite Arabs made clear they would not accept any postponement. The flap over the election date, which began Friday, illustrates the complexity of Iraq's ethnic-based politics. It also provides insights into the welter of conflicting interests and views in a...