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2008-07-29 09:00:15

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Suicide bombers, including at least three women, struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and Kurdish protesters in the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, killing at least 57 people -- a brutal reminder that mass gatherings remain vulnerable despite vast improvements in security. The attacks came even though the U.S. has stepped up efforts to recruit and train women for Iraq's police force and enlist them to join Sunnis fighting al-Qaida. Insurgents...

2008-07-18 00:00:15

By ROBERT BURNS Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, a deputy commander of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division and U.S. military command for the Baghdad area, speaks with an Iraqi farmer Tuesday. COMBAT OUTPOST COPPER, Iraq - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago, U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire - if the soldiers managed first to elude al- Qaida-planted roadside bombs. "The difference...

2008-07-16 09:00:30

By Sebastian Abbot Associated Press BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Scattered sandals and overturned bicycles were all that remained hours after suicide bombers struck the Saad military camp. Medical staff had finished unloading the white body bags at the nearby hospital, where the wounded moaned on bloodstained floors and weeping soldiers kneeled over slain comrades. The twin blasts in Baqouba recalled the scenes of mass terror and grief that were almost a daily routine before last year's steep...

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2008-06-17 09:00:00

Signs are emerging that Iraq has reached a turning point. Violence is down, armed extremists are in disarray, government confidence is rising and sectarian communities are gearing up for a battle at the polls rather than slaughter in the streets. Unquestionably, the security and political situation in Iraq is fragile. U.S. commanders warn repeatedly that security gains are reversible. Still, Iraq is by almost any measure safer today than at any time in the past three years. Fears that the...

2008-04-22 15:00:18

The U.S. military said two U.S. Marines were killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing at a police checkpoint near Ramadi in central Iraq. The bomb, which was concealed in a truck, also injured two dozen people, including three children and four Iraqi police officers, officials told CNN. A car bomb parked outside a Baghdad restaurant detonated as an Iraqi army patrol passed by. One soldier and a civilian died while eight people were wounded. CNN said U.S. and Iraqi forces killed five...

2006-09-03 15:40:59

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Sunday it had arrested the country's second most senior figure in al Qaeda, "severely wounding" an organization the U.S. military says is spreading sectarian violence that could bring civil war. The announcement came as talks between the United States and Iraq on transferring operational command of Iraq's forces to the Defense Ministry were deadlocked. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was demanding more...

2006-09-03 07:40:17

By Ibon Villelabeitia and Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq said on Sunday it had arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda, "severely wounding" an organization the U.S. military says is intent on plunging the country into sectarian civil war. The announcement came as talks between the United States and Iraq on transferring operational command of Iraq's forces to the Defense Ministry were deadlocked. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was demanding more independence...

2006-09-03 05:20:08

By Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda in Iraq, National Security Adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie said on Sunday. "I can say al Qaeda in Iraq is severely wounded," he told a news conference. He named the man as Hamed Juma Faris al-Suaidi, also known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, and said he was the deputy to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who took over the insurgent group after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air...

2006-09-03 06:44:14

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior figure of al Qaeda in Iraq and killed 20 fellow militants, Iraq's national security adviser said on Sunday, claiming a major victory over the insurgents. Mowaffak al-Rubaie named him as Hameed Juma Faris al-Suaidi, also known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, and said he was deputy to Abu Ayyub al-Masri, who took over the Sunni Islamist group after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi died in a U.S. air...

2006-08-30 02:33:07

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a central Baghdad market on Wednesday, killing 24 people and wounding 35, police and Interior Ministry sources said. The Shorja wholesale market in Bab al-Sharji district is a frequent target for bomb attacks by insurgents fighting to topple the Shi'ite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki.


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