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2008-07-21 12:00:54

[Speech by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki at a ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport - Live] Baghdad Al-Iraqiyah Television in Arabic at 0658 gmt on 20 July carries live a report on the "proceedings of the official ceremony on the inauguration of the Al-Najaf International Airport." At the outset of the report, an Iraqi Airlines plane is seen taxiing on the runway of the Al-Najaf International Airport. The anchorman in the studio says that "popular and...

2006-08-28 12:03:57

By Imad al-Khozaie DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Shi'ite militiamen in the town of Diwaniya on Monday, some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival factions in Shi'ite Muslim southern Iraq. Further underlining the deadly challenges facing the 100-day-old national unity government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a suicide car bomber in Baghdad killed 13 policemen and wounded 62 other people outside the Interior Ministry....

2006-08-11 13:18:01

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush condemned on Friday a suicide bomber's attempt to blow up one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, which he called a symbol of peace throughout the world. The suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 Thursday near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. "On behalf of the American people, I join Iraqi leaders of all communities who have condemned this barbarous action in the strongest...

2006-08-10 08:01:21

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 120 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. A little-known Iraqi insurgent group said it had carried out the attack, the bloodiest since July 18, when 59 people were killed by a suicide bomb in nearby Kufa. That bombing was claimed by al Qaeda, which has attacked Shi'ites in a bid to inflame sectarian passions and trigger...

2006-08-10 06:48:13

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 90 on Thursday near one of Shi'ite Islam's most revered sites, the Imam Ali shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. The attack was the bloodiest since July 18, when 59 people were killed by a suicide bomb in nearby Kufa. That attack was claimed by al Qaeda, which has targeted Shi'ites in a bid to inflame sectarian passions and trigger full-scale civil war. Hospital sources said the Najaf...

2006-08-10 04:18:58

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people and wounded 100 near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday, hospital sources said. They said the bomber blew himself up when he was stopped at a police commando checkpoint as he was heading to the Imam Ali shrine. Shi'ite al-Forat television channel said there were two attacks, including the suicide blast that was also near a market. Ambulances drove through the streets of Najaf...

2006-08-10 02:33:52

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Bomb blasts on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 30 people and wounded dozens, the police said. Iraqi state television said there were two separate attacks in a market near the Imam Ali shrine, while the police said a single suicide bomber was responsible. There were casualties among both the police and civilians.

2006-08-10 02:09:48

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A roadside bomb that exploded on Thursday in a market near a sacred Shi'ite shrine in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf killed 23 people and wounded 30, state television said.

2006-08-10 01:56:00

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt and some were feared killed on Thursday in a suicide bomb blast in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, police said. Police sources said the attack took place in a large market near the Imam Ali shrine, one of the most sacred Shi'ite sites in the country. Najaf, a predominately Shi'ite city 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, has been the scene of some of the most savage sectarian attacks since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It is a prime...

2006-07-28 06:21:47

By Khaled Farhan NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ites from all over the world aspire to be buried in Najaf's sacred Valley of Peace cemetery, but the dozens of Iraqi corpses brought there every Friday bear witness only to the carnage sweeping the country. Baghdad morgues fill up so quickly that victims of Iraq's sectarian violence cannot be kept for long and unidentified corpses must be moved elsewhere. Every Friday, volunteers transport them to Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of...


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