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2006-08-06 04:17:55

By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Two leading Islamist deputies were jailed in Jordan on Sunday after they were found guilty of sowing national discord by visiting the family of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al Qaeda leader in Iraq, after his death. The verdict was announced after a two-week military trial in which state security prosecutors said they "stirred internal strife and national divisions" by paying their respects to the family of Jordanian-born Zarqawi after he was...

2006-08-03 09:30:46

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and 32 wounded by a roadside bomb that exploded among street vendors in central Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said. The source said the bomb appeared to have been buried in rubbish in Amin Street in Shorja District and that most of the casualties were civilians. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening...

2006-08-03 09:31:13

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and 32 wounded by a roadside bomb that exploded among street vendors in central Baghdad on Thursday, a police source said. The source said the bomb appeared to have been buried in rubbish in Amin Street in Shorja District and that most of the casualties were civilians. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening...

2006-08-03 07:22:03

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Thursday in a roadside bomb in Al-Amin, an eastern district of Baghdad, a police source said. A further 14 were wounded. The casualties appeared to be civilians, rather than members of the security forces, the police source said. Violence in Iraq's capital and other restive areas is claiming around 100 lives every day. Thursday's attack followed a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday evening next to a soccer pitch which killed 12...

2006-08-01 23:33:15

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three roadside bombs exploded in central Baghdad on Wednesday near a group of laborers seeking work, killing three people and wounding nine, police sources said. The attack came a day after bombings and shootings killed up to 61 people in Iraq, including at least 26 soldiers. Workers have come under frequent attack in an insurgent campaign with a wide range of targets designed to topple the U.S.-backed Iraqi government.

2006-07-28 06:41:48

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A mortar bomb struck a mosque in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least four people, police said. Six people were wounded in the incident which took place at the al-Alee al-A'atheem Sunni Arab mosque on the southern outskirts of Baghdad. The attack came after a car bomb and mortar rounds killed at least 27 people in central Baghdad on Thursday.

2006-07-27 01:57:07

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb and several mortar rounds killed at least five people and wounded 19 in central Baghdad on Thursday, police sources said. The bomb exploded and the mortars landed close to each other in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

2006-07-27 01:25:51

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Several bombs and mortar rounds were heard in central Baghdad on Thursday. Police said there was no word on casualties. The explosions were heard in Karrada, a mostly Shi'ite district with busy shopping areas.

2006-07-25 11:21:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the United States would boost the presence of U.S. troops and Iraqi security personnel in Baghdad in an effort to curb the violence in the capital. Bush told reporters he and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki discussed the plan at a meeting at the White House. He said forces would be moved to the capital from other areas of the country. "Our military commanders tell me that this deployment will better reflect the...

2006-07-21 15:54:06

By Ahmed Rasheed and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bombs killed two worshippers at mosques in Iraq during Friday prayers and authorities extended a daytime curfew on the capital, Baghdad, after one of the bloodiest weeks this year. On the eve of a high-profile meeting intended to demonstrate reconciliation among sectarian and ethnic factions before a visit to the White House by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, leaders admitted despair on the chances of averting all-out civil...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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