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...and Karbala's main bus station, killing at least 60 people and wounding more than 120 in the two Shiite holy cities. In Baghdad, three Iraqi election officials were killed execution-style by insurgents. Time magazine named President George W. Bush...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/today-history
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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready...best-trained and equipped troops to defend Baghdad, Iraqi officials told The Associated Press...or around a major Shiite shrine north of Baghdad.These weaknesses were highlighted when...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the war against the Islamic State group, with Kurdish populations...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
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Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

BAGHDAD - After two months, the U.S.-led aerial campaign in Iraq has hardly dented the core of the Islamic State group's territory...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/analysis-us-led-airstrikes-produce-fe
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Today in history

...zone of 19 nations by 1993.Ten years ago: In a wrenching videotaped statement, aid worker Margaret Hassan, kidnapped in Baghdad, begged the British government to help save her by withdrawing its troops from Iraq, saying these "might be my last hours...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/today-history
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Today in History

...in fiscal 2004. A suicide bomber killed six people, including four Americans, in the U.S.-guarded "Green Zone" of Baghdad.Five years ago: The Unification Church held the largest mass wedding in a decade, with some 40,000 people participating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-14/today-history
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Five US soldiers killed in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Five American soldiers died Monday when...into a base in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad - the largest, single-day loss of life...Institute. Washington has been pressuring Baghdad to make a decision on whether it wants...

http://juneauempire.com/rebecca-santana/2011-06-06/five-us-soldiers-killed-baghd
Photo: Beanies for Baghdad

...Sorority, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those in need, pose around stuffed animals they collected for the Beanies for Baghdad program (www.beaniesforbaghdad.com). The stuffed animals, along with hats, gloves and school supplies are sent to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092608/nei_337196402.shtml
Iraqis battle militant uprising in 2 Sunni cities

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen...city of Balad Ruz, 45 miles northeast of Baghdad, destroying several shops. At least 19...Thursday came in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, where two security officials said their...

http://juneauempire.com/qassim-abdul-zahra/2014-01-03/iraqis-battle-militant-upr
UN: Iraq sees highest annual death toll in years

BAGHDAD - The United Nations said Wednesday that...civilians, particularly in Shiite areas of Baghdad, with waves of co-ordinated car bombings...provinces of) Diyala, Salaheddin, Ninevah, Baghdad and other parts of Iraq to come together...

http://juneauempire.com/sinan-salaheddin/2014-01-02/un-iraq-sees-highest-annual-

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