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2008-10-13 09:00:15

By MARY BETH SHERIDAN By Mary Beth Sheridan The Washington Post BAGHDAD The Iraqi government on Sunday ordered security forces to increase protection of Christians in northern Iraq, where hundreds have fled their homes in recent days after a wave of killings and threats. At least a dozen Christians have been slain in the past few weeks in the city of Mosul, which has remained violent even as attacks have dropped in other parts of the country. Fighters from al-Qaida in Iraq have...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed by snipers in separate attacks Sunday in the capital's Yarmouk district, police said. The first attack in Mosul occurred when a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. patrol, the U.S. military said. There were no...

2008-10-12 00:00:02

NEWS IN BRIEF :: IRAQ At least 3,000 Christians have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the past week, after shootings, evictions and kidnap attempts by Sunni Muslim extremists. Provincial governor Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula accused al-Qaida of orchestrating a campaign of major displacement, and called for the launch of a new US and Iraqi military offensive to chase the insurgents out. Police have found the bullet-ridden bodies of seven Christians so far this month. (c) 2008...

2008-09-14 09:00:13

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA By Christopher Torchia The Associated Press BAGHDAD Gunmen abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program Saturday about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It was one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight...

2008-09-09 09:00:15

By PHILLIP ROBERTSON By Phillip Robertson The Associated Press MOSUL, Iraq Lt. Christopher Hanes knew something was wrong as soon as he stepped into the Friends bakery. The oven was unused, the water tank was empty, and a large concrete bin that the two employees claimed was used to cool cakes was full of dirt. Hanes and his soldiers moved the water tank and found a 50-foot tunnel heading straight for the nearby provincial government headquarters. The U.S. military believes...

2008-06-28 00:00:51

By The Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked a meeting of pro- government Sunni sheiks west of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people, including three U.S. Marines. At least 18 more people died in a car bombing in the northern city of Mosul. Both attacks happened in Sunni Arab areas where al-Qaida in Iraq has been active. They appeared to be part of a campaign by both Sunni and Shiite extremists to undermine U.S. efforts to shore up local administrations and...

2006-08-15 10:01:24

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed nine people outside the offices of a Kurdish political party in northern Iraq on Tuesday and clashes between gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shi'ite cleric and Iraqi soldiers killed six in the south. A dump truck rigged with explosives was detonated at the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraq's President Jalal Talabani, in the restive city of Mosul, Mosul police colonel Kareem Khalaf said. Five...

2006-08-15 07:58:03

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated a truck rigged with explosives outside the offices of a top Kurdish political party on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding 36, police said. Five Kurdish peshmerga militiamen were among the dead, police said. The blast outside the office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, also wounded 24 militiamen. The rest of the victims were civilians. Mosul, a...

2006-08-04 12:28:50

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Heavily armed insurgents battled U.S. and Iraqi troops in the restive northern city of Mosul on Friday where at least four policemen, including a top officer, and four militants were reported killed. A suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a crowd of policemen watching a football match in Hadhar, a town 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul, killing 10 people, including seven civilians. Twelve people were wounded. In Baghdad, tens of...

2006-08-04 08:12:01

By Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Heavily armed militants fought gunbattles with U.S. and Iraqi troops in the restive northern city of Mosul on Friday in which four policemen, including a top officer, and four insurgents were reported killed. In Hadhar, a town 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul, a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a crowd of policemen watching a football match, killing 10 people, including seven civilians. Twelve were wounded. In Baghdad, tens of...


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