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The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said today that al-Qaeda's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his moves to rein in Shi'ite and Sunni militant groups. 8:57 p.m.
BAGHDAD - With not a Shi´ite fighter in sight, shoppers pushed through markets and cars packed the streets in Baghdad´s Sadr City yesterday - a positive early sign for Iraqi forces in their bid to impose control after a truce with the militia in its stronghold.
BAGHDAD (AP) — With not a Shi"ite fighter in sight, shoppers pushed through markets and cars packed the streets in Baghdad"s Sadr City yesterday — a positive early sign for Iraqi forces in their bid to impose control after a truce with the militia in its stronghold.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb killed a governor in southern Iraq yesterday, the second provincial boss assassinated in nine days and a likely prelude to an even more brutal contest among rival Shi'ite militias battling for control of some of Iraq's main oil regions.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb today killed the governor of the predominantly Shi'ite Muthanna province, police said. It was the second assassination of a top provincial official in just over a week.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb killed at least eight persons in a northern Kurdish area yesterday, but Baghdad remained largely calm with a driving ban still in effect and thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims headed home.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ites marched to a gold-domed mosque in harsh heat and sun yesterday in a pilgrimage of devotion to an 8th century saint that also starkly demonstrated their political power.
BAGHDAD (AP) U.S.-led forces swooped into the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City today, killing 32 suspected militants and detaining 12 others in fighting and an airstrike targeting alleged smuggling networks from Iran.
TAJI, Iraq — U.S. forces have brokered an agreement between Sunni and Shi'ite tribal leaders to join forces against al Qaeda and other extremists, extending a policy that has transformed the security situation in western Anbar province to this area north of the capital.