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Iraq: Three killed, 12 wounded

February 13, 2011
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"In Mosul, an unemployed man set himself on fire in a copycat protest mimicking others in Tunisia and Egypt. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Two people were wounded in a mortar attack. In Baghdad, two people were wounded in a bomb explosion in Tahrir Square, where demonstrations have taken place recently, and where one is scheduled for tomorrow. Three security personnel were wounded in two separate shootings. Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Tarmiya, killing one and wounding two more. A bomb near Zubayr killed one person and wounded two others." (02/13/11)

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Iraq: 11 killed, 50 wounded

February 10, 2011
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"A car bomber stalking pilgrims in Dujail killed nine people and wounded 40 others. ... Four were wounded when the mayor’s house in Buhriz was attacked. In Baghdad, a body bearing torture marks was found in Shabb. Three people were wounded, including a policeman, in a Suleikh bombing. In Mosul, a blast wounded a soldier. A policeman was wounded in a separate bombing. A bomb targeting police wounded a girl instead." (02/10/11)

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Iraq: Bombings kill seven

February 9, 2011
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"A suicide bomber struck a Kurdish security headquarters in the first of rapid-fire attacks Wednesday through the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk that killed seven and wounded up to 80 people in the heart of a region of long-simmering ethnic tensions. Within minutes, two more bombs hit nearby, sending dark plumes of smoke into the clear winter sky and ending a six-month lull in violence in a city located 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad that officials fear will become Iraq’s next flashpoint." (02/09/11)

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Iraq: Four killed, seven wounded

February 8, 2011
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"In Baghdad, a bomb at a brigadier general’s house in Ghazaliya killed him, while a second bomb wounded four others. Gunmen stormed a home in Mushahda, forced a man and his son outside, and killed them both. Two Katyusha rockets fell in the Tigris River near the Green Zone. Two kidnap victims were found in Kirkuk, one dead and one wounded." (02/08/11)

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Iraq: Two killed, 15 wounded

February 7, 2011
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"A bomb exploded near the Iraqiya offices in Baquba and wounded three people, including two security guards. Two government workers were wounded in a bombing in Taji. In Mosul, two policemen were wounded during a roadside blast. A pair of bombs in Iskandariya killed a policeman and a woman. Two other personnel were wounded. In Sadr City, a bomb targeting an army patrol wounded four people, including two civilians." (02/07/11)

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Iraq: Three wounded

February 6, 2011
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"In Baghdad, a sticky bomb blast wounded two civilians in the Doura neighborhood. About 3,000 gathered in Bab al-Sham to demand jobs, water and electricity. Security personnel from the Ministry of Electricity also demonstrated and asked for payment of their salaries. A roadside bomb wounded a soldier in Mosul." (02/06/11)

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Iraq: Officials deny existence of alleged secret detention center

February 6, 2011
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"The Iraqi government on Sunday denied a human rights organization's allegation that it has a secret detention center in Baghdad, run by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security forces. Human Rights Watch made the claims in a report last week, basing them on interviews with government sources and classified documents it obtained." (02/06/11)

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Don’t expect Iraq to end like Sudan

January 13, 2011
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"The American media continues to tout the reduced violence in Iraq without foreseeing the long-term potential for a resumption of severe ethno-sectarian violence and the absence of mechanisms — a la Sudan — to defuse it. The lull in Iraqi mayhem was mainly achieved by the U.S. bribery of Iraqi Sunni tribes (the 'Awakening') to fight against their foreign-led Sunni brethren from al-Qaeda." (01/12/11)

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Iraq: Three killed, 34 wounded

December 30, 2010
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"At least three Iraqis were killed in the latest violence while 34 more were wounded. Christians were targeted in at least two attacks in Baghdad, even as Parliament Speaker Usama al-Nujeifi met with Christian leaders to express his solidarity with the minority group. Meanwhile, Iraq Body Count released preliminary civilian casualty figures for 2010." (12/30/10)

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Iraq: Mosul police chief, others killed in suicide attack

December 29, 2010
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"Three suicide bombers destroyed police headquarters in Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday and killed the commander, authorities said. Lt. Col. Shamel Ahmed al-Jabouri died in the sixth attempt on his life, an official told The New York Times. ... The blast brought down the building, trapping others inside. A source at the Ministry of the Interior in Baghdad said four people were killed by the bomb and the collapse." (12/29/10)

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Iraq: 18 killed, 11 wounded

December 28, 2010
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"Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki assured the United States that American troops are no longer needed and there will be no extension of an agreement permitting them in Iraq. Meanwhile, at least 18 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in the latest violence. Also, five Iraqi Ba’ath Party factions have formed a new party in Damascus." (12/28/10)

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Iraq: Seventeen killed in suicide attack

December 27, 2010
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Chicago Tribune    

"Suicide bombers killed at least 17 people at government headquarters in western Iraq's Anbar province Monday, in the second attack in less than a month, security sources said. A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint just yards from the main gate to the compound in Ramadi, the provincial capital. As people scrambled to help, a second bomber approached on foot and detonated his explosives." (12/28/10)

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Iraq: Three killed, two wounded

December 27, 2010
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"At least three Iraqis were killed and two more were wounded in unusually light violence. Police in Samarra killed two men who refused to stop for them outside a pharmaceutical plant. In Baghdad, gunmen fired upon a car carrying an Interior Ministry director, wounding him and his driver. In Mosul, army personnel killed an armed man in a clash." (12/26/10)

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Iraq: Three killed, 10 wounded

December 23, 2010
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"At least three Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in light violence. The sparse amount of reports trickling out of Iraq are likely due to the combination of Muslim and Christian holidays this month." (12/23/10)

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Iraq: Four killed, four wounded

December 22, 2010
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"The new Iraqi cabinet met for the first time today to begin working on the challenges facing Iraq. Iraqis, however, are wary of this new government and some believe that incompetent people were given cabinet posts as political favors. In light violence, at least three Iraqis and a Syrian man were killed, while four others were wounded." (12/22/10)

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“I didn’t think of Iraqis as humans,” says US soldier

December 22, 2010
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn't think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. ... Green talked about what led up to the March 12, 2006, attack on a family near Mahmoudiya, Iraq, that left him serving five consecutive life sentences." (12/21/10)

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Iraq: Two killed, six wounded

December 21, 2010
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"The new government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was sworn in today. News of the breakthrough overshadowed if not dampened reports of violence. At least two Iraqis were killed and six others were wounded in light violence. In the United Kingdom meanwhile, over 200 Iraqis have lost their bid in a British court for a public inquiry into allegations that British soldiers abused them while in detention in Iraq." (12/21/10)

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Iraqi lawmakers approve new government

December 21, 2010
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution    

"Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved on Tuesday a new government to be headed by incumbent Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ending nine months of political deadlock that threatened to stall economic development and suck the country back into sectarian violence. Lawmakers approved 29 ministers including al-Maliki to form the new government." (12/21/10)

 

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Iraq: Six killed, 12 wounded

December 20, 2010
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"Last minute bickering from the Sadrist bloc has delayed voting for the new cabinet for at least one day, but attacks continued without debate. At least two Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded, while security forces killed four Libyans accused of planning Christmas Day attacks. Also, Amnesty International has called on Iraq to protect its Christian population." (12/20/10)

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Iraq: 15 killed, eight wounded

December 19, 2010
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"At least four Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in the latest attacks, while 11 badly decomposed bodies were discovered in a mass grave." (12/19/10)

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Iraq: Eight wounded

December 18, 2010
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"Reports of violence are still scant following the Ashura observances, but at least eight Iraqis were wounded in at least three explosions in Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Electricity Ministry has opened bidding to foreign companies on four new power stations that could boost production. Last summer, the lack of electricity lead to riots in southern Iraq." (12/18/10)

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