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2006-08-30 12:02:06

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombers killed nearly 50 Iraqis on Wednesday, mostly in Baghdad, but the top U.S. commander said a security drive in the capital was making progress and local forces could largely be running Iraq within 12 to 18 months. General George Casey declined to be drawn on what that might mean for how many American troops could go home, and when. He told reporters a fierce battle on Monday in which Shi'ite militiamen in a southern city killed at...

2006-08-15 02:51:00

MOSUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in Mosul and a number of casualties were feared, a police source said. The source said the attacker blew up a lorry packed with explosives near the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in the religiously divided city, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. PUK offices in southern Iraq were attacked last week by followers of a Basra-based...

2006-06-27 04:30:21

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least three people, police said. Police Brigadier Adel Zein al-Aabeddine also said 21 people were wounded. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation plan aimed at tackling the Sunni...

2006-06-27 03:37:07

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding nine, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation...

2006-06-27 03:18:26

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday and many casualties were feared, police said. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast at a petrol station amid gunfire, witnesses said. Police said they were looking into reports that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. The attack in the ethnically divided oil center of Kirkuk came two days after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki unveiled a national reconciliation plan aimed at...

2006-06-24 05:53:15

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is expected to present a national reconciliation plan to parliament on Sunday aimed at defusing the Sunni insurgency and tackling sectarian violence, political sources said. The plan, which could be Maliki's boldest political move yet, sets out to remove powerful militias from the streets, open a dialogue with rebels and review the status of purged members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party. Political...

2006-06-13 15:39:55

By Steve Holland and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said during a surprise trip to Baghdad on Tuesday he was encouraged by Iraq's new government but warned of difficult times ahead, as al Qaeda in Iraq vowed retaliation for the death of its leader. Bush, on his second trip since the 2003 U.S. invasion, was boosted by last week's killing of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but he was only cautiously optimistic. "There are going to be tough days...

2006-06-13 14:05:58

By Steve Holland and Omar al-Ibadi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Baghdad to try to bolster the new government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday, days after U.S. forces killed al Qaeda's chief in Iraq. "I have come to not only look you in the eye; I've also come to tell you that when America gives its word, it will keep its word," Bush told Maliki, who faces continued violence across Iraq and a new threat of vengeance from the slain al...

2006-06-13 02:30:02

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Six apparently coordinated bomb attacks killed at least 14 people in the northern Iraqi oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said. Police had said at least 24 people died but later lowered the death toll to 14, saying one attack had been counted twice. The bombings occurred a day after al Qaeda in Iraq named a successor to its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike last week. The group vowed to press on with...

2006-06-13 01:24:41

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Seven apparently coordinated bomb attacks killed at least 24 people in the northern Iraqi oil hub city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, police and hospital sources said. The bombings occurred a day after al Qaeda in Iraq named a successor to its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike last week. The group vowed to carry on with a campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings. A car bomb exploded outside the house of a senior police officer in...


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