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Car Bombings in Iraq Kill at Least 13 People – ABC News

ABC NewsA new series of car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday killed at least 13 people, officials said, as Iraq’s Shiite-led government grapples with a stubborn Sunni extremist-led insurgency in the western Anbar…


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Iraq forces free hostages as January toll tops 900 – AFP

AFPBaghdad — Iraqi forces ended a hostage-taking at a Baghdad government building killing four militants on Thursday, as nationwide violence took January’s death toll past 900 with elections looming. The brazen assault on a building…





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Bombings kill 21 people in Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a series of bombings across Baghdad, targeting marketplaces and two court buildings, has killed 21 people. The explosions came as Iraqi forces continue offensive military action against al-Qaeda…



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Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaeda militants from a provincial capital, an assault that killed or wounded some 20 police officers and…



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Iraq Bombings and Fighting Kill Dozens – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of Anbar Province, killed at least 30 people Saturday, officials said. The bombings…



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Iraq Violence Kills 14 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaViolence in Iraq has left at least 14 people dead and 50 others wounded. Authorities say four car bombings and mortar fire shook the capital, Baghdad, Saturday. There was no word on who…


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Pentagon sending weapons to Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration said Friday it is sending more weapons to Iraq to help Baghdad put down a resurgent al-Qaeda that is battling government troops in cities that U.S. troops helped liberate during the…




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Iraq Bombings Kill 41 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. BAGHDAD—A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral…


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Bombings kill 12 people around Iraqi capital – Businessweek

BusinessweekBAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say a series of bombings around the capital, Baghdad, have killed at least 12 people. Police say the deadliest in Wednesday’s bombings took place in Baghdad’s northern Shula neighborhood,…



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Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq…




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Troops battle al-Qaida fighters near Baghdad – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIraq’s government urged Fallujah residents to expel al-Qaida militants to avoid an all-out battle in the besieged city. The seizure of Fallujah and nearby Ramadi mark the most direct challenge to the government since…



















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Al-Qaida Takes Control of Iraqi City – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaReports Saturday say the Iraqi government has lost control of Fallujah to al-Qaida militants after days of fighting. A senior security official told the French news agency that Fallujah is under the control…







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Al-Qaeda launches attacks in western Iraq – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAl-Qaeda militants in key western Iraqi cities launched a series of brazen attacks against police stations and fought battles with government forces Thursday amid growing sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shiites. Al-Qaeda militants, emboldened…




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Iraq troops arrest leading Sunni MP – Financial Times

Financial TimesRAMADI, Iraq, Dec 28 – Iraqi security forces arrested a prominent Sunni Muslim lawmaker and supporter of anti-government protests in a raid on his home in the western province of Anbar, sparking clashes in…





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UPDATE 4-Christmas bombings kill 34 in Iraq – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Car bomb kills 24 after Christmas mass. * Separate attacks on Shi’ites, police kill 10. * Al Qaeda-linked groups have targeted Christians (Adds quote and detail from policeman on duty in blast…






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Iraqi general among 24 killed in attack – Herald Sun

Herald SunTWENTY-FOUR Iraqi military personnel, including a senior commander, have been killed in an attack in western Iraq, according to police. A series of back-to-back bombings on Saturday occurred as troops were raiding a hideout…


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