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2006-06-30 09:15:10

BAQUBA, Iraq (Reuters) - The governor of the Iraqi province where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed this month called in the army after clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite fighters north of Baghdad on Friday, police and his office said. But Defense Ministry spokesman denied receiving a request to dispatch army units to Muqdadiya in Diyala province, an ethnically mixed area where sectarian violence has deepened in recent weeks. The U.S. military said U.S.-led forces killed three...

2006-06-29 23:36:26

By Heba Kandil DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden praised the slain leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and vowed al Qaeda will continue to fight U.S. forces and their allies "everywhere," according to an Internet audiotape on Friday. "The lion of jihad ... Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ... was killed in a U.S. raid. We hope to God he accepts him as a martyr," said the speaker who sounded similar to previous recordings attributed to al Qaeda leader bin Laden. Addressing...

2006-06-29 21:54:43

DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden hailed the slain leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as a martyr, according to a Web site audiotape released on Friday. "The lion of jihad ... Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ... was killed in a U.S. raid. We hope to God he accepts him as a martyr," said the speaker who sounded similar to previous recordings attributed to bin Laden, al Qaeda's leader. The authenticity of the tape posted on a Web site often used by Al Qaeda could not be...

2006-06-29 21:20:00

DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden hailed the slain leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, as a martyr, according to a Web site audiotape released on Friday. "The lion of jihad ... Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ... was killed in a U.S. raid. We hope to God he accepts him as a martyr," said the speaker who sounded similar to previous recordings attributed to bin Laden, al Qaeda's leader.

2006-06-28 11:04:05

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 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 contacted...

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...

2006-06-28 04:29:12

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Wednesday accused al Qaeda militants in Iraq, including four Saudis, for the February 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine that pushed the country to the brink of civil war. National Security Adviser Mowaffaq al-Rubaie said Iraqi Haitham al-Badri, the al Qaeda leader in Salahaddin province, masterminded the attack. He told a news conference Badri was in a charge of an al Qaeda unit consisting of two Iraqis, four Saudis and a Tunisian identified as Abu Qudama....

2006-06-27 05:50:13

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The number of displaced people in Iraq has swelled by 150,000 since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in February pushed the country to the brink of civil war, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. The U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) put the number of displaced higher than the 130,386 estimate of registered internal refugees given by the Ministry of Displacement and Migration on Monday. "It is estimated that 1.3 million individuals are...

2006-06-26 12:17:25

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - A bomb near a crowded market killed at least 30 people in Hilla, a mainly Shi'ite town south of Baghdad on Monday, police sources said. There were few details available. It was one of the bloodiest attacks since the killing of al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air strike on June 7. Hilla has seen a number of heavy death tolls in bombings over the past two years.

2006-06-25 13:44:12

By Inal Ersan DUBAI (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-led group posted video footage on the Internet on Sunday showing the killing of three men it said were Russian hostages seized in Iraq earlier this month. The images, posted on a Web site often used by militants, showed two masked militants beheading of a man and the "execution" of another by shooting. It also showed the beheaded body of a third. The fate of a fourth hostage was not clear. "This is the video for carrying out God's ruling...


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