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May 10, 2011 Comments Off Angelia

(IPS) - Amid high-level U.S. congressional delegations to evaluate developments in Iraq, a growing number of voices here, from both the Barack Obama administration and members of Congress, are concerned about a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country by December 2011 – a deadline set forth in the supposedly inviolable Status of Forces ...

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May 9, 2011 Comments Off Angelia

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Apr 25, 2011 8 Comments ›› Angelia

BAGHDAD: Moqtada al-Sadr's recent threat to unleash his Mehdi Army could revive radical elements in Iraq and pit the once-feared militia against both Iraqi and U.S. troops. Sadr's warning, issued on April 9, the eighth anniversary of the day U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad, reveals a delicate balancing ...

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Apr 22, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. and Iraqi military officials have been in negotiations about keeping some 10,000 American troops in Iraq beyond the scheduled withdrawal of all U.S. forces at year's end, according to officials familiar with the talks. But the discussions face political obstacles in both countries, and have faltered in recent weeks because of Iraqi ...

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Apr 9, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric has threatened to reactivate his feared militia in Iraq if U.S. soldiers extend their stay. The statement by Muqtada al-Sadr, whose Mahdi Army battled U.S. forces for years, was read out by a senior aide to hundreds of thousands of his followers in Baghdad on Saturday. The statement came ...

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Apr 4, 2011 2 Comments ›› Angelia

Military.com Before the sympathy, Britney Hocking sometimes gets skepticism when she shares that her older brother was killed last month in Iraq. “I’ve actually had people ask me: ‘Do you mean Afghanistan?’ ” she said. Some also have wondered aloud whether Sgt. Brandon Hocking’s death was a freak accident. That a Soldier could still be killed ...

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Apr 3, 2011 3 Comments ›› Angelia

You won't hear about this in the mainstream media.. because they don't want the US public to realize we are still there and fighting... Rest in Peace Dear Soldiers. ~Angelia~ UPI BAGHDAD, April 3 (UPI) -- Two U.S. service members have been killed in Iraq, the military said Sunday. The two, who were not identified until ...

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Dec 25, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 25, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Christians gathered Saturday to mark Christmas in the same church where less than two months ago dozens from their beleaguered community were killed by Muslim extremists intent on driving them from Iraq. The walls were pockmarked with bullet holes, plastic sheeting covered gaps where glass windows used to be and small pieces ...

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Dec 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

New York Times: BAGHDAD — The protracted political turmoil that saw the resurgence of a fiercely anti-American political bloc here is casting new doubt on establishing any enduring American military role in Iraq after the last of nearly 50,000 troops are scheduled to withdraw in the next 12 months, military and administration officials say. Given Iraq’s military ...

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Dec 5, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

BAGHDAD (AP) – Intelligence officials say foreign fighters have been slipping back into Iraq in larger numbers recently and may have been behind some of the most devastating attacks this year, reviving a threat the U.S. military believed had been almost entirely eradicated. It is impossible to verify the actual numbers of foreign insurgents entering the ...

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Nov 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An Iraq war veteran who shot a noisy moviegoer in Philadelphia on Christmas 2008 has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Thirty-one-year-old James Cialella could face prison time when he is sentenced in March. He admitted Tuesday that he shot Woffard Lomax Jr. in the arm during a showing of "The Curious Case of ...

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Nov 11, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

CNN: Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi Christians under siege by Islamic militants are welcome in the country's north, a Kurdish leader said Thursday, after a string of attacks that have killed dozens of the faith. "I want to let them know that the Kurdistan Region is open to them. If they want to come, we will protect ...

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Nov 11, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

L.A. Times: Reporting from Baghdad — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki appeared to lock up a second term in office Wednesday after a lengthy closed-door meeting of Iraq's political elite in which foes buckled to his demands for ending a dangerous eight-month impasse and forming a new government. It was stunning victory for the Shiite Islamist, who was ...

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Nov 3, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

BAGHDAD (AP) – Al-Qaida's front group in Iraq has threatened more attacks on Christians following a bloody siege at a Baghdad church that left 58 people dead, saying that the "killing sword will not be lifted" from their necks. The Islamic State of Iraq's warning of further violence against Christians comes two days after the ...

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Nov 2, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Rapid fire explosions, involving booby-trapped cars, roadside bombs, mortar strikes leave 180 wounded across city's mostly Shiite neighborhoods. BAGHDAD (AP) — Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 62 people and wounded 180 across Baghdad's mostly Shiite neighborhoods Tuesday night, calling into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the capital. The blasts came just ...

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Oct 23, 2010 3 Comments ›› Grizz

The first shots sailed past Iraqi police officers at a checkpoint. They took off in three squad cars, their lights flashing. It was early in the Iraq war, Dec. 22, 2004, and it turned out that the shots came not from insurgents or criminals. They were fired by an American private security company named Custer Battles, ...

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Oct 22, 2010 3 Comments ›› Grizz

NYTimes October 22, 2010 The reports in the archive disclosed by WikiLeaks offer an incomplete, yet startlingly graphic portrait of one of the most contentious issues in the Iraq war — how many Iraqi civilians have been killed and by whom. The reports make it clear that most civilians, by far, were killed by other Iraqis. Two of ...

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Oct 17, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

What the f- did I say just hours before he said this sh*t? BAGHDAD (AP) – The leader of the Iraqi bloc that came first in elections accused Iran on Sunday of trying to destabilize Iraq and manipulate the political process as he jeered at rival politicians seeking Tehran's blessing for forming the next government. Ayad Allawi, ...

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Oct 17, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Sunday it had a 120-member team prepared to review a massive leak of as many as 500,000 Iraq war documents, which are expected to be released by the WikiLeaks website sometime this month. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told Reuters the timing of the leak remained unclear but the Defense ...

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Oct 17, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

What the report isn't mentioning is that the Sunnis are feeling isolated from an increasingly Iranian-controlled, Shiite, central government. If the Iranians, who are Shiite, were brought under control by the U.S., and the pretend-moderate Muslim who lives next door to you, right here in the USA, wasn't financing Al Qaeda through "charities" that ...

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Oct 15, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 1, 2010 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BAGHDAD (AP) – A Muslim cleric who once used a militia to resist the American invasion positioned himself as a big winner in Iraq's monthslong political deadlock Friday when his party threw its support behind the beleaguered prime minister. The hard-line Shiite group led by Muqtada al-Sadr called it the start of its ascent to ...

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Sep 26, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 19, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: BAGHDAD - Six car bombs detonated across Baghdad on Sunday and a suicide bomber exploded a car in nearby Fallujah, killing a total of 37 people and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest day of violence in Iraq since the United States announced the end of combat operations three weeks ago. The scope of ...

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