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Iraqi insurgents kill police, officials say updated: Tue Sep 20 2011 12:12:00

Three consecutive explosions Tuesday targeted government buildings in Iraq's Anbar province and killed four police officers, authorities said.

Iraqi police: Gunmen ambush Shiite pilgrims, killing 22updated: Tue Sep 13 2011 01:38:00

Gunmen shot 22 passengers to death after intercepting a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims Monday night in Iraq's Anbar province, police officials said.

8 killed in separate attacks in Iraqupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 10:37:00

Two police officers were killed and 7 people wounded when a car bomb targeting a police patrol exploded in Anbar province on Monday, officials said.

8 dead in Iraq suicide bombingupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 09:14:00

A suicide bomber targeting Iraqi soldiers killed at least eight people Thursday, police said.

9 killed in suicide blasts at Iraq government compound, ministry saysupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 07:27:00

At least nine people, including four police officers, were killed Monday when a pair of explosions hit a government compound in western Iraq's Anbar province Monday morning, the interior ministry said.

Gunmen kill 2 officers in Iraqupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 07:51:00

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and two others were wounded early Saturday when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Anbar province, authorities said.

At least 61 dead in Iraq bombingsupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 20:34:00

A wave of bombings targeting Shiites, a market in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar province killed at least 61 people and wounded more than 100 others Friday, police said.

'Political vacuum' sparks violence in Iraqupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 20:34:00

Dozens are dead and more than 100 are wounded after a series of bombings in Iraq. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

Suicide blast kills 11 in Iraqi cityupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 09:23:00

Eleven people were killed and 21 were wounded Thursday when a suicide bomber struck a checkpoint in Ramadi, Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Blast critically wounds governor in western Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 07:45:00

A suicide bomber critically wounded the governor of western Iraq's Anbar province Wednesday when he went to check on the victims of two car bombs that had gone off moments earlier, officials said.

Police chief hurt, bodyguard killed in Iraq suicide attackupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 19:07:00

A security guard for a provincial police chief was killed Saturday in a suicide bombing in western Iraq, state-run media reported.

7 prisoners, 6 officers killed in Iraqi jailbreakupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 04:48:00

A group of al-Qaeda in Iraq prisoners overpowered a police officer before killing him and other officers in a jailbreak in Ramadi early Friday, Interior Ministry officials said.

Anbar handoverupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 10:39:00

Coalition troops formally hand over security control of Iraq's Anbar province to Iraqi forces. (No audio)

Iraqi troops take control of key provinceupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 10:39:00

Coalition troops on Monday formally handed over security control of Iraq's Anbar province -- once the hub of the country's Sunni insurgency, to Iraqis on Monday.

Iraqi troops to take control of former restive provinceupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 11:58:00

U.S.-led coalition troops are scheduled to hand over control of a onetime hub of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq to Iraqi forces on Monday, a senior American military official said.

Seven pilgrims killed in attack in Iraqupdated: Sun Jul 27 2008 23:32:00

Seven Shiite pilgrims were gunned down Sunday in a town south of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

21 bodies found buried at Iraq school siteupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 15:12:00

Twenty-one decomposed bodies were found buried at a school under construction in Anbar province, Iraqi authorities said Wednesday, and family members say some of the victims were kidnapped two years ago.

Timetable to get outupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 15:12:00

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki wants a timetable for U.S. troops to withdraw. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Iraq judge gunned downupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 07:45:00

Gunmen have killed a senior city appeals judge in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

Iraqi military to take control of Anbar provinceupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 10:36:00

Iraq's Anbar province -- once dominated by Sunni insurgents but now a bastion of tribal opposition against the militants -- will soon be run by the Iraqi military.

Roadside bomb in Iraq injures 7 Marinesupdated: Sat May 24 2008 04:08:00

Seven U.S. Marines were wounded by a roadside bomb that also wounded two Iraqi police officers and killed a civilian interpreter in the Anbar province city of Falluja Friday morning, according to the U.S. military.

Iraq official: 3 suicide bombers at large in Anbar after blastupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 04:15:00

U.S. planes bombarded al Qaeda in Iraq safe havens on the southern outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday, hours after a suicide bomber carrying explosives in a candy box killed six people in Anbar province.

Church ordered to pay $10.9 million for funeral protestupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 22:00:00

A federal jury in Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday awarded $10.9 million to a father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by members of a fundamentalist church carrying signs blaming soldiers' deaths on America's tolerance of homosexuals.

Marine's father awarded $10.9Mupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 22:00:00

A fallen Marine's father sues an anti-gay protest group, and wins. America's New Shi'a Alliesupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 14:00:00

The U.S. military is taking a cue from its Anbar success and enlisting the help of Shi'ite tribes. Will the strategy take hold?

Al Qaeda in Iraq claims responsibility for U.S. ally deathupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 01:55:00

Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility Friday for the assassination of a Sunni sheik who had united with U.S. forces to fight the terrorist group in Anbar province.

Text of President Bush's speechupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 21:21:00

Good evening. In the life of all free nations, there come moments that decide the direction of a country and reveal the character of its people. A Crippling Blow in Anbarupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 16:00:00

Ex-insurgent ally Sheik Abdul Sattar became Washington's symbol of wartime success. His murder is a major setback Prominent Anti-Qaeda Sheik Killedupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 10:20:00

The most prominent figure in a revolt of Sunni sheiks against al-Qaeda in Iraq was killed Thursday in an explosion near his home in Anbar province Bush Gets a New Kind of Iraq Briefingupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 00:00:00

The President learned something on his surprise Iraq trip: morale may be high in Anbar Province, but the troops are tired Bush's Surprise Iraq Visitupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 11:00:00

The President stopped by for "first hand" intelligence, but promised soldiers that a drawdown will only be "from a position of strength and success" Fears of a Tet Offensive in Iraqupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 16:20:00

With the surge assessment just weeks away, U.S. commanders worry about massive insurgent attacks

Gunmen in military uniforms kill 29 in Iraqi villageupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 00:52:00

Insurgents wearing military uniforms killed 29 people in an attack early Tuesday on a village near Baquba, while a suicide car bomber struck an army patrol east of Baghdad, killing 11, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.

Two U.S. soldiers charged with murdering Iraqisupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 05:07:00

Two U.S. soldiers have been charged with the premeditated murders of three Iraqis killed in three separate incidents between April and June of this year, according to a U.S. military statement.

12 U.S. troops killed in Iraq in 48 hoursupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 04:12:00

Twelve U.S. troops have been killed in attacks in expanded operations against insurgents in Iraq during the past 48 hours, according to the U.S. military.

14 U.S. troops killed in 3 days in Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 30 2007 04:37:00

Fourteen U.S. soldiers and Marines were killed in Iraq during the past 72 hours, making April the sixth deadliest month of the Iraq war, according to the U.S. military.

Kidnapped Iranian diplomat released in Iraq updated: Tue Apr 03 2007 06:45:00

A top Iranian diplomat seized by gunmen in Baghdad two months ago was released Tuesday, Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister Labid Abawi told CNN.

Police accused in sectarian revenge killingsupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 04:13:00

Shiite policemen are being blamed for a wave of shooting deaths Wednesday in Tal Afar that authorities are characterizing as revenge for two truck bombs that left dozens dead a day earlier.

Iraq gas attack makes hundreds illupdated: Sat Mar 17 2007 09:04:00

Bombers detonated three chlorine-filled trucks in Anbar province, the U.S. military said Saturday.

Coalition launches largest sweep of new Baghdad planupdated: Sun Mar 04 2007 17:04:00

Coalition forces began a massive "clearing operation" in Baghdad's dangerous Sadr City neighborhood Sunday, while in the southern city of Basra, the British military said a raid on an Iraqi intelligence office uncovered prisoners with signs of torture.

Eighty militants killed in battle with Iraqi forces, official saysupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 06:57:00

Eighty militants were killed and 50 were captured in fighting between Iraqi security forces and militants in Anbar province, the violent area west of Baghdad, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Thursday.

Attack near U.S.-Iraq outpost kills 10updated: Mon Feb 19 2007 04:46:00

An attack by three suicide car bombers Monday near a U.S.-Iraqi outpost killed two American soldiers and eight Iraqi police officers, Iraqi officials told CNN.

Fifth U.S. chopper goes down in Iraq, killing 7updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 07:00:00

Seven people were killed Wednesday when a Marine helicopter crashed outside Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Truck blast in Baghdad market kills more than 120updated: Sat Feb 03 2007 09:38:00

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck in a crowded Baghdad market Saturday, killing at least 128 people and wounding 343 others, a Health Ministry official said.

U.S. general: Anbar insurgents mostly Iraqisupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 12:16:00

Most insurgents who are battling U.S.-led forces in Iraq's Anbar province are local Iraqis loyal to al Qaeda, and not foreign fighters, the U.S. commander in the region said Monday.

Eleven Shiites killed returning from Hajj pilgrimageupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 10:15:00

Eleven Shiite pilgrims were ambushed, shot and killed Wednesday as their caravan returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, an Interior Ministry official in Baghdad said.

71 killed in Baghdad suicide truck bombingupdated: Tue Dec 12 2006 00:14:00

A suicide bomber targeting laborers killed 71 people Tuesday in Baghdad and wounded 220, Iraqi officials said.

Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 18:37:00

Nine U.S. troops died in Iraq during the weekend, including five killed by roadside bombs, the U.S. military reported Sunday.

Purported Iraq al Qaeda tape to U.S.: Jihad not overupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 09:23:00

A purported audio recording by the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq vows to step up the group's fight against the United States, saying, "We haven't had enough of your blood yet."

Three U.S. troops killed in Iraqupdated: Tue Sep 05 2006 09:50:00

Three U.S. troops were killed during fighting in Iraq's Anbar province, a Sunni stronghold west of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported Tuesday.

40 bodies found in Baghdad; al Qaeda leader in custodyupdated: Mon Sep 04 2006 07:45:00

Iraqi police found 40 bullet-riddled bodies in Baghdad Monday, an official with Baghdad emergency police said.

Najaf suicide bomb toll risesupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 04:47:00

A "terrorist and three of his associates" were detained by coalition forces in a raid in western Baghdad's Abu Ghraib neighborhood Thursday, the U.S. military said.

Blasts rip Baghdad despite securityupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 03:25:00

Bombings and shootings claimed the lives of at least 32 people Tuesday across Iraq, with most of the incidents in volatile Baghdad -- besieged by daily attacks despite U.S. and Iraqi efforts to establish order.

Iraq: Bullet-riddled bodies foundupdated: Sat Aug 05 2006 01:23:00

Nine bullet riddled bodies showing signs of torture were found in various Baghdad neighborhoods Saturday morning, Baghdad police said.

12 die in Iraq overnight violenceupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 05:26:00

At least eight people died as Iraqi security forces clashed with gunmen in the town of Wahda, southwest of Baghdad, Wednesday night, police said.

12 killed by Iraq stadium bombsupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 03:48:00

Two bombs exploded in a Baghdad soccer stadium Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 14, police in the Iraqi capital said.

Four Marines killed in action in Iraqupdated: Sun Jul 30 2006 18:57:00

Four U.S. Marines were killed on Saturday in Iraq's Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq's Anbar provinceupdated: Sun Jul 09 2006 06:04:00

Three American soldiers were killed in combat Saturday in Iraq's volatile Anbar province west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Deadly bombs hit Iraqi marketsupdated: Mon Jun 26 2006 12:34:00

Bombs exploded in two crowded markets Monday, leaving at least 18 dead in one Iraqi city and six in another, police and Iraqi officials said.

U.S. moves 1,500 troops into Iraqupdated: Tue May 30 2006 08:15:00

The U.S. military has moved 1,500 troops from Kuwait into Iraq to bolster security in the troubled Anbar province, officials said Tuesday, while attacks across Iraq killed dozens of people for the second straight day.

Two Marines missing after crash in Iraqupdated: Sat May 27 2006 14:01:00

Two U.S. Marines were missing after their helicopter crashed during a maintenance test flight in Iraq's Anbar province Saturday, the U.S. military said.

Suicide bomber kills 10 in assault on governorupdated: Tue May 02 2006 06:48:00

Ten civilians were killed Tuesday when a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy carrying the governor of Anbar province, a U.S. military source said.

Bodies of 15 Sunnis found in Baghdadupdated: Mon Apr 24 2006 04:26:00

The bodies of 15 men believed to be Sunni Muslims have been found in the Abu Ghraib section of Baghdad, police said Monday.

Bombs kill at least 12 in Iraqupdated: Sun Apr 16 2006 07:59:00

Two bombs killed at least 12 people in Iraq, authorities said on Sunday, as the speaker of Iraq's parliament postponed the next meeting of lawmakers for a few days.

Nine U.S. troops die in western Iraq updated: Mon Apr 03 2006 10:12:00

Nine U.S. service members were killed Sunday and three others are missing after separate incidents in Anbar province in Iraq, the U.S. military said Monday.

Five killed in mosque blast north of Baghdadupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 05:02:00

A bomb exploded Friday outside a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad as worshippers were leaving midday prayers, killing five people and wounding 17, police said.

Dozens of Iraqi security workers abductedupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 01:45:00

Armed men wearing police commando uniforms Wednesday seized about 50 guards and employees of an Iraqi private security company, Iraqi police said.

Iraq journalist shot dead in Ramadiupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 07:01:00

At least five people were killed in separate attacks in central Iraq Tuesday, including an Iraqi journalist.

U.N. envoy: Iraq elections a 'success'updated: Fri Dec 16 2005 04:05:00

As election officials in Iraq counted ballots and looked into polling violation complaints Friday, the senior U.N. envoy there said Iraq upheld proper international election standards.

Four killed, 17 hurt in Iraq attacksupdated: Sat Nov 26 2005 06:28:00

Insurgents in Iraq killed four people and wounded 17 others Saturday in three separate attacks, officials said.

Seven Iraqis killed in car bombing in Baqubaupdated: Wed Nov 09 2005 07:18:00

Seven Iraqis were killed and four others injured Wednesday when a suicide car bomb exploded in Baquba, north of Baghdad.

U.S.-Iraqi offensive leaves dozens of insurgents deadupdated: Sat Nov 05 2005 02:15:00

Dozens of insurgents were killed Saturday on the first day of Operation Steel Curtain, a U.S.-Iraqi military offensive near the Syrian border, military officials said.

U.S.: 20 insurgents killed in raidsupdated: Sat Oct 22 2005 15:24:00

The U.S. military says 20 insurgents were killed and another was captured during raids by coalition forces on "foreign safe houses" in the western Iraqi town of Husayba.

Five U.S. troops killed in Iraq attacksupdated: Tue Oct 04 2005 05:00:00

Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine have been killed in attacks in Iraq, military officials said Tuesday.

U.S. soldier dies in western Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 03 2005 07:04:00

A U.S. soldier has died from wounds suffered in an explosion in Iraq's vast Anbar province, the same region where U.S. troops have launched their latest offensive to drive out insurgents, the military said Monday.

U.S. offensive begins after attacks on Marinesupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 07:49:00

The U.S. military has launched a new offensive against insurgents and foreign fighters in western Iraq's Anbar province, an area that has been the scene of a string of deadly attacks on American forces this week.

Attack on Iraqi army checkpoint kills 7updated: Mon Jul 11 2005 06:50:00

Suspected insurgents attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing seven soldiers, police said.

Insurgent bombers kill 30 in Iraqupdated: Sun Jul 10 2005 02:06:00

Bombs in three Iraqi cities killed 30 people and wounded about 75, authorities said Sunday.

Coalition launches offensive in western Iraqupdated: Sat Jul 09 2005 10:39:00

Iraqi security forces and U.S. Marines have launched another offensive against insurgents in Anbar province, the Marines said Saturday.

Suicide bomber kills 23 at Baghdad eateryupdated: Sun Jun 19 2005 03:39:00

Wearing a vest of explosives, a suicide bomber blew himself up and killed at least 23 people Sunday at a crowded Baghdad restaurant where Iraqi police and security forces were eating lunch, Iraq police said.

U.S., Iraqi troops begin another Anbar offensiveupdated: Sat Jun 18 2005 12:08:00

U.S. and Iraqi troops launched the second major offensive in 24 hours in Iraq's Anbar province Saturday, as forces in the first mission battled insurgents holed up near the Syrian border.

Bush: Iraq government 'up to the task'updated: Tue May 31 2005 07:27:00

President Bush firmly backed Iraq's fledgling government Tuesday, echoing comments by his vice president that the country's insurgency will be defeated.

Bombings kill more than 50 in Iraqupdated: Wed May 11 2005 01:10:00

Six bombings killed at least 54 Iraqis and wounded 96 others Wednesday, including 20 civilians who died as they lined up to join the Iraqi army in Hawija when a suicide bomber detonated explosives hidden under his clothing, Iraqi officials said.

U.S. fights uniformed insurgents by borderupdated: Tue May 10 2005 03:25:00

U.S. troops battling insurgents near Iraq's border with Syria have encountered uniformed fighters whose gear may indicate a better-trained opposition than that found in other areas, a U.S. general has said.

Car bomb kills 22 in Baghdadupdated: Sat May 07 2005 04:05:00

A suicide car bomb targeting an SUV convoy exploded at a busy intersection in central Baghdad and killed at least 22 people, according to the chief spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Iraqi politicians reach tentative agreementupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 01:17:00

One day before the first meeting of Iraq's transitional National Assembly, representatives of major parties reached an agreement "in principle" on formation of a new government, officials said Tuesday.

'River Blitz' launched around Ramadiupdated: Sun Feb 20 2005 02:05:00

U.S. and Iraqi forces launched an anti-insurgency operation Sunday in Ramadi and other cities along the Euphrates River, adding an 8 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew and other security measures, the U.S. military said.

Pentagon official sees 'difficult road' in Iraqupdated: Thu Feb 03 2005 04:50:00

A top Pentagon official told lawmakers Thursday that the United States' work in Iraq is not done after Sunday's elections, while post-election violence there killed more than two dozen people in a two-day period.

Deadliest day for U.S. in Iraq warupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 04:46:00

Thirty Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed in a helicopter crash near Iraq's border with Jordan, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed Wednesday to 37 -- the deadliest day for U.S. forces since the start of the war in Iraq.

Iraq to close borders for election securityupdated: Tue Jan 18 2005 13:43:00

In advance of Iraq's January 30 election, the country's leadership plans to seal the nation's borders to thwart any plans to disrupt voting.

Video purportedly shows mess hall attackupdated: Sun Dec 26 2004 07:44:00

A five-minute video that appears to show members of a radical Islamist group preparing for and carrying out the attack last week on a U.S. base in Mosul surfaced Sunday.

Two key terror network members captured in Iraqupdated: Sat Dec 25 2004 07:33:00

Two men the U.S. says are key figures in Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist network are in U.S. custody following a sweep of Ramadi, Iraq, U.S. military sources revealed in a statement Saturday.

U.S. cancels Iraq's $4.1 billion debtupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 09:04:00

The Bush administration formally canceled Iraq's $4.1 billion debt to the United States on Friday and urged others to do the same to help the country rebuild.

Suicide car bomber kills 8 in Baghdadupdated: Mon Dec 13 2004 00:06:00

A suicide car bomb exploded early Monday morning outside the Green Zone, the area where the seat of Iraq's interim government and the U.S. Embassy are situated, killing eight people and wounding 15 others.

Iraqi election workers killed in drive-by shootingupdated: Fri Dec 10 2004 04:20:00

An Iraqi election group announced Friday that three of its workers had died in a drive-by shooting earlier this week.

Allawi: Major military action in Falluja imminentupdated: Sun Oct 31 2004 02:55:00

Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Sunday that he was getting closer to authorizing major military action against insurgents in the restive city of Falluja, in Anbar province west of Baghdad.

Turkish hostage freed in Iraqupdated: Wed Sep 15 2004 06:21:00

A Turkish man kidnapped in Iraq and held for 50 days was freed Wednesday by his captors, a Turkish official said.

Behind the numbers -- the human cost of warupdated: Tue Sep 07 2004 16:48:00

For every American killed in Iraq, there are many left to grieve at home.

Kidnapping and killings in Baghdadupdated: Sat Jul 24 2004 07:33:00

Insurgents struck targets in the Baghdad area in separate incidents Saturday, kidnapping the chief of an Iraqi construction firm, killing two Iraqi police officers; attempting to kill an official and sabotaging an oil pipeline, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Insurgent rockets hit Baghdad hotelsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 00:04:00

Insurgents staged rocket attacks Friday in Baghdad in a tumultuous week that saw the arraignment of Saddam Hussein and installation of a new Iraqi interim government.

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