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2006-07-06 01:39:36

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber blasted two coach-loads of Iranian pilgrims outside a Shiite Muslim shrine in Iraq at dawn on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding 41, police and hospital sources said. The attack came a day after the U.S. military warned that al Qaeda's supposed new leader in Iraq, following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air strike a month ago, could launch a new campaign of car bombings. The bomber drove his car between...

2006-07-06 00:44:34

By Khaled Farhan KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber blasted two coach-loads of Iranian pilgrims outside a Shiite Muslim shrine in Iraq at dawn on Thursday, killing 10 people and wounding 40, police and hospital sources said. The bomber drove his car between the two coaches as they arrived at the Maithem al-Tamar shrine in Kufa, a religious center on the outskirts of the main Shiite holy city of Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, police said. The burned out wrecks...

2006-07-05 06:09:52

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad's central morgue received 1,595 bodies last month -- the highest number since the February bombing of a Shiite shrine sparked a wave of sectarian killings, a morgue official said on Wednesday. The figures show the level of violence in Iraq has increased even after the killing on June 7 of al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air strike. Morgue assistant manager Doctor Abdul Razzaq al-Obaidi said tallies for June compared to the 1,375...

2006-07-04 12:46:18

By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen pulled the deputy electricity minister from his car in a busy Baghdad street on Tuesday, briefly kidnapping him and 19 bodyguards in an attack that underlined the vulnerability of Iraq's new government. Raad al-Harith was released with seven of his bodyguards 12 hours after he was abducted by men wearing camouflage uniforms, who stopped his convoy in eastern Baghdad, Interior Ministry sources said. No more details were...

2006-07-04 12:25:35

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi deputy electricity minister, kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday along with 19 bodyguards was released 12 hours later unharmed, Interior Ministry sources said. They said Raad al-Harith was freed with seven of his bodyguards in the same area where he was kidnapped. Gunmen dressed in camouflage uniforms had abducted him after stopping his convoy in Talbiya district in eastern Baghdad.

2006-07-04 10:53:23

By Aseel Kami and Ross Colvin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen pulled the deputy electricity minister from his car in a busy Baghdad street on Tuesday, kidnapping him and 19 bodyguards in an attack that underlined the vulnerability of Iraq's new government. The abduction, the second of a politician in three days, is a blow to attempts by Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's new national unity government to show Iraqis that it is coming to grips with the relentless insurgent and...

2006-07-04 11:53:03

By Matt Spetalnick FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, trying to tap into Independence Day patriotism to revive domestic support for an unpopular war, vowed on Tuesday that U.S. troops would not leave Iraq until their mission was complete. In a Fourth of July speech here, Bush took a veiled swipe at Democrats who have pressed for a timetable for withdrawal more than three years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. "Setting an...

2006-07-04 11:08:18

By Matt Spetalnick FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, trying to tap into Independence Day patriotism to revive domestic support for an unpopular war, vowed on Tuesday that U.S. troops would not leave Iraq until their mission was complete. In a Fourth of July speech here, Bush took a veiled swipe at Democrats who have pressed for a timetable for withdrawal more than three years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. "Setting an...

2006-07-02 07:10:50

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq on Sunday named Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter and first wife on its most-wanted list along with top Baathists and al Qaeda's new leader in Iraq, a day after the bloodiest bombing in three months killed over 60. The remains of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a U.S. air strike last month, have been buried in Iraq in a secret grave after the U.S. military handed over the body to the Iraqi government, Iraqi officials and the U.S....

2006-07-02 05:44:43

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq killed this month in a U.S. air strike, has been buried in a secret grave in Iraq, Iraq's national security adviser said on Sunday. "The Iraqi authorities recently buried the body of Zarqawi in a marked but secret place," Mowaffak al-Rubaie told Reuters. Zarqawi, a Jordanian, was killed on June 7. Iraqi, U.S. and Jordanian authorities have been anxious his tomb not become a place of pilgrimage. Al Qaeda leader...


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