Salam Faraj
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/ 23 March 2008

More than 50 die in Iraq bloodshed

A wave of attacks across Iraq on Sunday killed 51 people, while insurgents fired a barrage of mortars at Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, sending United States embassy staff scurrying into bunkers. The deadliest attack was in the city of Mosul where a suicide bomber crashed an explosives-laden truck into an Iraqi army base.

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/ 1 November 2007

At least 887 Iraqis killed in October

At least 887 Iraqis were killed in Iraq in October, ministry data showed on Thursday, slightly higher than September, which saw a total of 840 people killed across the nation. Data from Iraq’s interior, defence and health ministries showed that 758 civilians, 116 policemen and 13 soldiers were killed in attacks across Iraq in October.

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/ 17 July 2007

Gunmen disguised as soldiers murder 29 Iraqis

Gunmen dressed in Iraqi military uniforms stormed a village in the restive Iraqi province of Diyala, north-east of Baghdad, overnight and murdered 29 people, security officials said on Tuesday. And insurgents continued to carry out attacks in the capital, setting off two car bombs in Baghdad, including one near the Iranian embassy.

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/ 23 May 2007

Wounds run deep for children of Iraq war

The day his mother and brother died is permanently engraved into the mind of eight-year-old Iraqi boy Ziad Irhaima — it is also cauterised on one of his arms into a small gnarled stump. Irhaima’s lost family members are only two of the countless and largely anonymous victims of the more than four years of bloodshed in Iraq.

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/ 16 April 2007

Al-Sadr bloc pulls out of Iraqi government

Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr pulled his six ministers out of Iraq’s beleaguered coalition government on Monday as he pushed his demand for a rapid withdrawal of United States troops from the country. The Shi’ite hard-liner was angered last week when street protests failed to persuade Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to set a timeline for US forces to go home.

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/ 23 July 2006

Hunger-striking Saddam in hospital

Iraq’s ousted president Saddam Hussein was admitted to hospital on Sunday suffering from the effects of his hunger-strike, chief prosecutor Jaafar al-Musawi told Agence France-Presse. The detained leader, who stopped eating 16 days ago, is too ill to attend the next session of his trial, scheduled for Monday, Musawi said.