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2006-07-09 04:56:31

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Up to 40 people, including women and children, were killed on Sunday when Shiite gunmen went on a rampage against residents in predominantly Sunni districts of Baghdad, Interior Ministry and police sources said. It was the worst outbreak of sectarian violence to date in the capital, which has seen hundreds of bodies dumped in the streets over past months amid worsening communal bloodshed. Baghdad's Yarmuk hospital said it had received at least 17 bodies. The...

2006-07-07 08:21:05

Corrects number of tapes in 2nd paragraph to five from six. By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suddenly, the faces and voices of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri are everywhere, in a stream of video and audio messages broadcast to the world. In the past month alone, five new tapes from the two have reached an international audience. Excerpts of Zawahri's latest message were broadcast on Al Jazeera television on Thursday, a...

2006-07-07 09:18:52

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suddenly, the faces and voices of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri are everywhere, in a stream of video and audio messages broadcast to the world. In the past month alone, five new tapes from the two have reached an international audience. Excerpts of Zawahri's latest message were broadcast on Al Jazeera television on Thursday, a day before the first anniversary of the London bombings....

2006-07-07 08:32:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, New York's Daily News reported on Friday and Lebanon said it had arrested one of the plotters. "Lebanese security authorities have arrested Amir al-Andalousi who is a suspect in a plot to bomb a tunnel in New York," a government source in Beirut told Reuters. Another political source in Beirut said the suspect was part of a group...

2006-07-07 08:45:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, New York's Daily News reported on Friday and Lebanon said it had arrested one of the plotters. "Lebanese security authorities have arrested Amir al-Andalousi who is a suspect in a plot to bomb a tunnel in New York," a government source in Beirut told Reuters. Another political source in Beirut said the suspect was part of a group...

2006-07-07 07:05:19

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday. The newspaper, quoting unidentified counterterrorism sources, said the investigation involved what officials considered a "serious plot" to detonate enough explosives inside the landmark tunnel to destroy it and send devastating floodwaters through lower...

2006-07-07 06:22:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Bomb blasts rocked two Sunni mosques in Baghdad shortly after noon prayers on Friday, killing at least five people and wounding nine, police said. Seven people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded outside a third Sunni mosque in Baquba, a town 64 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad in Diyala province, police said. Three people were killed and two wounded when a mortar round landed on a mosque in the capital's northern al-Wazeriya district, while two people were...

2006-07-07 04:10:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel in an effort to flood the Wall Street financial district has been uncovered by the FBI, with a suspect arrested in Lebanon, New York's Daily News reported on Friday. The newspaper, quoting unidentified counterterrorism sources, said the investigation involved what officials considered a "serious plot" to detonate enough explosives inside the landmark tunnel to destroy it and send devastating floodwaters through lower...

2006-07-06 15:47:10

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suddenly, the faces and voices of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri are everywhere, in a stream of video and audio messages broadcast to the world. In the past month alone, six new tapes from the two have reached an international audience. Excerpts of Zawahri's latest message were broadcast on Al Jazeera television on Thursday, a day before the first anniversary of the London bombings. But...

2006-07-06 06:35:58

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber blasted two coaches carrying Iranian pilgrims outside a Shiite Muslim shrine in Iraq at dawn on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 41, police and health officials said. The attack came a day after the U.S. military warned that al Qaeda's new leader in Iraq could order new car bombings after the killing of his predecessor Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a month ago. The bomber drove his car between the two Iranian coaches as...


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