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Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Leave 47 Dead, 97 Wounded Across Iraq

Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Leave 47 Dead, 97 Wounded Across Iraq by Margaret Griffis, October 22, 2013 A number of suicide car bombers and other gunmen took their toll across the country today. At least 47 people were killed and 97 more were wounded. In Rutba, a suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint, where he killed…

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As in Iraq, Completely Withdraw US Forces from Afghanistan

Recently, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that they had agreed on key provisions of a security arrangement that could allow some American forces in Afghanistan to remain after the NATO combat mission ends at the end of 2014. Yet no details were released on the deal, and remaining…

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At least 17 police killed in new wave of blasts, militant attacks in Iraq

Source: RT A string of violent attacks and suicide bombings targeting security forces across Iraq on Tuesday have killed at least 17 people and injured 45, according to local reports. Deadly suicide bombings and armed attacks killed 16 members of the Iraqi security forces and wounded about 35 more in Iraq’s western province of Anbar,…

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Cemetery removes Iraq War vet’s SpongeBob SquarePants headstone

An Iraq War veteran’s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds. The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness of her favorite cartoon character and erected at Spring Grove Cemetery on Oct. 10,…

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15 Killed in Fresh Iraq Attacks

15 Killed in Fresh Iraq Attacks by Margaret Griffis, October 19, 2013 At least 15 people were killed and 28 more were wounded in the latest violence. In Baghdad, a car bomb killed three people and wounded 15 more in the Qahira neighborhood. A man was shot dead in his Ghazaliya realty office. In Doura,…

Iraqis pray during a funeral on October 17, 2013 over the body of one of the victims of a car bomb attack which targeted worshippers in a Sunni mosque following prayers marking the start of the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday two days ago, in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk (AFP Photo / Marwan Ibrahim) 0 0

‘Our count is low’: Behind the latest Iraq war-death study

Published time: October 18, 2013 10:12 Iraqis walk in the funeral procession on October 17, 2013 of one of the victims of a car bomb attack which targeted worshippers in a Sunni mosque following prayers marking the start of the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday two days ago, in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk (AFP…

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New charges in Blackwater Iraq killing

Four former contractors with a notorious US private security firm, formerly known as Blackwater, are facing new charges over a deadly 2007 shooting which left 17 Iraqi civilians dead. On September 16, 2007, Blackwater guards, who were hired to guard US diplomats, opened fire on the streets of Baghdad and killed 17 civilians including women…

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Iraq Eid Attacks: 76 Killed, 229 Wounded

Iraq Eid Attacks: 76 Killed, 229 Wounded by Margaret Griffis, October 17, 2013 Although the Eid al-Adha holiday began rather quietly, militants unleashed a torrent of violence today that left 76 people dead and 229 more wounded. The capital suffered several bombings, but so did towns in the ethnically diverse north. Also, fugitive vice president…

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Iraq carnage continues, 66 more die

A series of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq, mostly targeting Shia Muslims, have killed at least 66 people and injured scores more, according to security and hospital sources. A total of 11 car bombs went off in eight Shia majority-areas in and around Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 44 people and injuring…

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Blackwater Mercs Face New Charges Over 2007 Iraq Massacre

Blackwater Mercs Face New Charges Over 2007 Iraq Massacre Previous Case Was Dismissed in 2008 by Jason Ditz, October 17, 2013 Four former Blackwater fighters are facing new manslaughter charges today related to the September 2007 massacre of 17 Iraqis, civilians and police, in Nisoor Square. The incident centered around claims that a woman driving…

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