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Iraqi army clashes with militants near Fallujah

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:37:01 GMT

(image) BAGHDAD (AP) - Fierce clashes erupted Tuesday between Iraqi special forces and al-Qaida-linked militants outside the city of Fallujah, a flare-up in a days-long standoff in the Sunni-dominated western province of Anbar, Iraqi officials said.

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Panetta to formally shut down US war in Iraq

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:29:34 GMT

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Baghdad, where he's formally shutting down the nearly nine-year war in Iraq.

Al-Qaida group claims attack killing 12 in Baghdad

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 09:16:44 GMT

BAGHDAD (AP) - An al-Qaida front group is claiming responsibility for a weekend attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed 12 people.

White House nixes Democratic offer on Iraq funding bill

Fri, 18 May 2007 14:55:34 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic congressional leaders on Friday offered their first major concessions in a fight with President Bush over a spending bill for Iraq, but the White House turned them down.

Gates says 'clock is ticking' on Iraq

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:42:48 GMT

(image) FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates slipped into Iraq Thursday to warn Iraqi leaders that the U.S. commitment to a military buildup there is not open-ended.

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Democrats work for majority on eve of big Iraq vote

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 18:29:09 GMT

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of a critical vote, House Democrats labored Thursday to lock down a majority behind a Sept. 1, 2008, date for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the sternest test yet for a determined new majority eager to challenge President Bush.

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Militant leader captured by Iraqi forces after deadly Baghdad clash

Fri, 07 Jul 2006 10:23:37 GMT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi forces backed by U.S. aircraft battled militants in a Shiite stronghold of eastern Baghdad early Friday, killing or wounding more than 30 fighters and capturing an extremist leader who was the target of the raid, Iraqi and U.S. officials said.

7 Marines, 1 sailor charged with murdering Iraqi man

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:33:38 GMT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) - The wife of one of seven Marines charged along with a sailor with premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi man said Thursday that her husband was shocked by the allegations.

Bodies of 2 U.S. soldiers found; al-Qaida claims responsibility

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 10:15:51 GMT

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces on Tuesday recovered the bodies of two American soldiers reported captured by insurgents last week.

Zarqawi still alive when Iraqi police arrived at site of U.S. air strike

Fri, 09 Jun 2006 12:26:44 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mortally wounded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, still alive after a U.S. airstrike on his hideout, mumbled briefly and attempted to "turn away off the stretcher" he had been placed on by Iraqi police, the U.S. military said Friday.