Khaled Farhan
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/ 8 May 2007

Car bomb hits Iraqi Shi’ite city

A suicide bomber drove a minibus into a crowded market in Iraq’s Shi’ite city of Kufa on Tuesday, killing 16 people, officials said, in the latest in a spate of sectarian attacks blamed on al-Qaeda Sunni militants. Witnesses said the bomber drove a minibus into an open-air market packed with morning shoppers in central Kufa, near the holy Shi’ite city of Najaf.

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/ 9 April 2007

Baghdad under curfew while Iraqis protest

Baghdad was under curfew on Monday, the fourth anniversary of the fall of the capital to United States forces, as Iraqis gathered in the city of Najaf for a big anti-US protest called by fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. ”No, no, to the occupation; no, no to America,” thousands of marching Iraqis chanted as they marched through the southern city.