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U.S. soldier killed in Iraqupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 08:49:00

A U.S. soldier was killed Saturday in the Babil province of central Iraq, the military said Sunday.

Motorbike bomb kills 20 in Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 09:02:00

A motorcycle bomb killed 20 people and injured 117 others south of Baghdad on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

Bombings kill 7, wound more than 45 in Iraqupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 07:42:00

Bombings in central and western Iraq killed at least seven people and wounded 45 others on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.

Bombing caught on tapeupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 03:49:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the deadliest day in Iraq since the U.S. military handed security over to the Iraqis.

Part of Iraq 'Triangle of Death' back in Iraqi controlupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 16:14:00

Coalition troops formally handed over control of Iraq's Babil province to the Iraqi government on Thursday.

Wheelchair bomber kills 3 in Iraq police stationupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 17:06:00

A man in a wheelchair blew himself up Monday in a northern Iraqi police station, killing three National Police officers, including a commander, police said.

Time.com: Troops' Recurring Nightmare in Iraq updated: Mon Oct 15 2007 03:00:00

On Scene: Explosively Formed Penetrators, or EFPs, pose the most treacherous threat yet to US troops south of Baghdad

Time.com: In Iraq, the Troops' Recurring Nightmareupdated: Sat Oct 13 2007 14:00:00

On Scene: Explosively Formed Penetrators, or EFPs, pose the most treacherous threat yet to U.S. troops south of Baghdad

Time.com: 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?

British leave Basra base; retired general slams war planupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 01:49:00

Five-hundred British troops began withdrawing Sunday from their base in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the Ministry of Defense said.

Sunni mosques targeted in apparent reprisal bombingsupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 03:33:00

Three Sunni mosques were attacked in what police believe are reprisals for a massive truck bombing that damaged a Shiite mosque and killed 87 people, authorities said Wednesday.

Sunni mosques hit after blast at Samarra shrineupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 05:04:00

Attackers struck nine Sunni mosques in Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital in the aftermath of Wednesday's bombing of Al-Askariya Mosque -- a major Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, police said Thursday.

Six die in attack on U.S.-run Camp Bucca prisonupdated: Sat Jun 09 2007 09:18:00

Six civilian detainees were killed and at least 50 more were wounded in an attack on the U.S.-run Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq on Saturday.

Suicide car bomb kills 15 in Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 08:36:00

A suicide car bomber struck a local market Tuesday near Falluja, killing 15 people and wounding 13, the U.S. military said.

U.S. troops hunt '24/7' for 2 soldiers still missingupdated: Thu May 24 2007 01:38:00

U.S. and Iraqi troops Thursday continued their relentless search near Baghdad for two missing soldiers, a day after the body of a third U.S. soldier was found floating in the Euphrates River.

Baghdad: Shiite convoy ambushedupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 07:56:00

Six security guards were wounded Thursday night when gunmen ambushed the convoy of a top Shiite leader's son, said Haytham al-Hussaini, a spokesman for the head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.

3 U.S. troops killed hunting weapons cacheupdated: Sat Feb 10 2007 09:11:00

An explosion killed three U.S. troops and wounded four others as the soldiers searched a building for a weapons cache in Diyala province in Iraq, the U.S. military announced Saturday.

Suicide bombers kill 61 in market attackupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 03:18:00

Two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a crowded market Thursday evening in Hilla, Iraq, killing 61 people and wounding 150, police said.

Military: Four held in sneak attack on U.S. in Iraqupdated: Tue Jan 23 2007 04:41:00

Four people suspected in last weekend's deadly attack on American soldiers in the central Iraqi city of Karbala have been detained, the U.S. military said Tuesday.

Gunmen kill 14 Pakistani, Indian pilgrims in Iraqupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 03:58:00

Insurgents shot and killed at least 14 pilgrims from India and Pakistan, one of several attacks in Iraq that have killed a dozen other people during the last 24 hours.

Gunmen kill at least 40 in Iraq market attackupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 05:34:00

A coordinated attack Monday in Mahmoudiya south of Baghdad killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, and small-arms fire killed a U.S. soldier in the capital.

U.S. probes another report of civilian deathsupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 10:11:00

The U.S. Army has ordered an investigation into the deaths of an Iraqi family of four at their home in Mahmoudiya, a town south of Baghdad, a U.S. military statement said Friday.

U.S. widens search for missing soldiersupdated: Sun Jun 18 2006 06:12:00

Coalition forces expanded the search Sunday for two U.S. soldiers seized Friday by insurgents at a checkpoint southwest of Baghdad, officials said.

Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq blastupdated: Fri May 05 2006 07:32:00

Insurgents killed three U.S. soldiers Friday south of Baghdad and a police officer in the Iraqi capital, and authorities found five slain bodies around the city, the U.S. military and Iraqi police said.

Suspect in Italian journalist's kidnap heldupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 09:10:00

An Iraqi considered the prime suspect in the 2005 kidnapping of Italian journalist Guiliana Sgrena and who also was sought for questioning in several assassination attempts has been captured, multinational military forces in Iraq said in a statement Thursday.

Iraq politicians set to meet amid strifeupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 04:11:00

Violence shook Baghdad and areas outside the capital Wednesday as strikes thought to be fueled by sectarian animosity persisted and Iraqi leaders prepared to huddle to work toward a national unity government.

70 percent of Iraqis voted, officials sayupdated: Wed Dec 21 2005 16:39:00

Almost 70 percent of Iraqis eligible to vote did so during the country's historic December 15 elections, the Iraqi electoral commission said in a report released Wednesday.

Luck runs out in 'Triangle of Death'updated: Mon Oct 31 2005 16:58:00

The two men were good friends at Forward Operating Base Falcon in Babil province, each commanding units at the base in what's called Iraq's "Triangle of Death."

Top-ranking officer killed in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 07:51:00

Col. William Wood, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, died last week, the highest-ranking U.S. officer to be killed in combat in the Iraq war, the U.S. military said Monday.

War as real as it getsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 11:59:00

It's dubbed the "meat grinder." And the toll taken on U.S. forces on these roads patrolled by the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in the northern Babil province explains why.

Algerian diplomats kidnapped in Baghdadupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 04:33:00

Two Algerian diplomats were abducted Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, a police source said.

Iraq suicide bombings kill 99updated: Sun Jul 17 2005 02:49:00

Ninety-nine people have been killed and more than 180 injured in suicide bombings over the past two days in Iraq, including a fuel tanker attack south of Baghdad.

Suicide bomber kills 60 near Baghdadupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 04:11:00

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a propane fuel tanker parked near a gas station south of Baghdad Saturday evening, killing at least 60 and wounding as many as 100 people, police sources said.

Police: Bodies found buried near Baghdadupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 07:03:00

The bodies of 20 men were found buried southeast of Baghdad, Iraqi police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such discoveries.

Insurgents kill one Iraqi civilianupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 04:19:00

Insurgent attacks Monday in Iraq killed one civilian and wounded nine people, including six Iraqi soldiers, police said.

Bodies of 8 Iraqi police commandos foundupdated: Sat Feb 05 2005 01:54:00

As Iraqi election officials counted ballots Saturday from the country's recent vote, police found the bodies of eight slain comrades near Baghdad.

U.S. troops fire on prison riot as 4 dieupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:32:00

American troops opened fire to put down a riot Monday at a prison camp in southern Iraq that left four inmates dead and six wounded, U.S. military officials said.

Suicide bombers crash van into mosqueupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 02:09:00

Four suicide bombers drove a minibus loaded with explosives into a northern Baghdad Shiite mosque early Friday, killing 14 civilians, many who had gathered for morning prayers, police said.

Attacks kill 7, wound dozens in Iraqupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 08:38:00

A car bomb attack on an Army combat patrol killed seven Iraqi civilians Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, a military spokesman said.

U.S., Iraqi forces find Falluja's 'largest weapons cache'updated: Thu Nov 25 2004 06:36:00

Iraqi insurgents in Falluja were storing a huge amount of weapons and explosives in a mosque, U.S. Marines said Thursday.

U.S.: Different tactics used in latest Iraqi offensiveupdated: Wed Nov 24 2004 07:23:00

An ongoing U.S.-Iraq campaign against insurgents south of Baghdad will be very different from the recent offensive in Falluja, a U.S. Marine spokesman said Wednesday.

Iraqi minister can't guarantee election safetyupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 06:51:00

Iraq's interim defense minister was quoted by an Arabic-language newspaper Tuesday as saying he cannot guarantee the safety of voters or candidates in the country's elections scheduled for January 30.

U.S., Iraqi troops expand offensiveupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 07:34:00

More than 2,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops are targeting insurgents in the northern section of Babil province, even as insurgents targeted a hotel near Baghdad's Green Zone.

Iraq: New push against insurgentsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 02:17:00

U.S.-led forces have started a push against insurgents in another Iraqi hot spot -- the northern part of Babil province -- a couple of days after control was established in the restive city of Samarra.

Iraqi oil flowing after repairsupdated: Mon Jun 21 2004 05:21:00

Crude oil has begun flowing at a rate of 1 million barrels a day through one of two pipelines damaged in recent attacks in southern Iraq, a coalition spokesman has said.

Allawi: Oil sabotage has cost Iraqis $1 billionupdated: Sat Jun 19 2004 17:59:00

Iraq's interim prime minister said Saturday that his country has lost $1 billion to insurgent attacks on the oil infrastructure and the ripple effect across the economy.

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