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13 Killed in Blasts in Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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(updates graf 3) Officials in Iraq say a wave of bombings has hit the country, killing at least 13 people. Authorities say the Sunday blasts also wounded more than 30 people. The deadliest attack was a series of three car bombings in Taji, just north of the capital, Baghdad. Officials says the bombings killed eight […]

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13 Killed in Blasts in Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Iraq say a wave of bombings has hit the country, killing at least 13 people. Authorities say the Sunday blasts also wounded more than 30 people. The deadliest attack was a series of car bombings in Taji, just north of the capital, Baghdad. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the […]

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12 Killed in Iraqi Prison Break

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An attack on a central Iraq prison has left at least 10 prison guards and two inmates dead. Dozens of prisoners escaped in the unrest. Officials in Salahuddin province say several gunmen broke into the prison in the city of Tikrit Thursday night overpowering guards and seizing their weapons. Officials say the fighting lasted for […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 7 Near Baghdad’s Green Zone

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber in Iraq has set off a car packed with explosives near the capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, killing at least seven people. The blast Monday in Baghdad happened close to a bridge leading into the area that houses Iraqi government buildings and several foreign embassies. Officials say the attack wounded at least […]

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Turkey Refuses to Extradite Fugitive Iraqi VP

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has refused to hand over fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who faces a death sentence in Baghdad. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, Hashemi could stay in Turkey as long as he wants and that Ankara will not send him to Iraq. Hashemi, who is Sunni, denounced the death sentence handed down […]

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Iraq’s Sunni VP: Shi’ite PM is Behind My Death Sentence

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president has denounced an Iraqi court’s death sentence against him as an act of political retribution by the country’s Shi’ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Speaking from exile in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Monday, Tariq al-Hashemi accused the Iraqi prime minister of manipulating the court to oppress him. In a ruling Sunday, […]

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Fugitive Iraqi VP Says Death Sentence a Sham

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president has denounced a murder conviction and death sentence against him as politically motivated, and said he would not return home from Turkey within 30 days as demanded. Tariq al-Hashemi called the trial illegitimate and accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of orchestrating it as part of a political vendetta. The vice […]

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Iraq Attacks Kill At Least 92 as Sunni VP Sentenced to Death

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Insurgents in Iraq have carried out a wave of bombings and shootings that killed at least 92 people in a 24-hour period that coincided with an Iraqi court sentencing the country’s fugitive Sunni vice president to death for murder. The onslaught began late Saturday with gunmen killing and wounding Iraqi soldiers at an army post […]

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Attacks Across Iraq Kill More Than 50

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A series of attacks across Iraq killed more than 50 people and wounded nearly 250 others Sunday. The violence hit more than 11 cities and targeted Iraqi security forces, police recruits and markets. There has been no claim of responsibility, but attacks targeting security forces are the hallmark of insurgents in Iraq. Authorities say the […]

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Attacks Across Iraq Kill Over 50

Posted September 9th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Iraqi authorities said Sunday a series of attacks across the country has killed more than 50 people and left at least 200 others wounded. Officials say the deadliest attack took place near the southern Iraqi city of Amara, where two car bombs killed at least 14 people. Earlier, near Balad north of the capital, Baghdad, […]

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