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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...the commander of the Tikrit operation.The IS militants were trying to repel the Iraqi forces with snipers, suicide car bombs, heavy machine guns and mortars, said al-Saadi, speaking to The Associated Press at the front-lines.Tikrit...
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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...Wilson's War," died in Dallas at age 76.One year ago: In Iraq, an instructor teaching his militant recruits how to make car bombs accidentally set off explosives in his demonstration, killing 21 of them in a blast that alerted authorities to the existence...
Car bombs, violence mar Syria's shaky truce

BEIRUT - Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brief respite in...
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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...subsequently acquitted by the Senate).(Stations: Al Goldstein entry, note title of magazine)Ten years ago: In Iraq, car bombs tore through a Najaf funeral procession and Karbala's main bus station, killing at least 60 people and wounding more...
Egypt: Strong explosion rocks police station

...front of the building caused no major casualties. Militant Islamists have attacked several security headquarters with car bombs or by suicide bombers.The attack comes shortly after the Islamic militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or the Champions...
Egypt troops move against one Islamist stronghold

...while the most hard-core elements of Morsi's Islamist backers have unleashed a campaign of violence ranging from car bombs to attacks on Christians. No side appears interested in a political settlement.Militants took control of Kerdasa in...
Slack tide: The Unbearable Lightness of Skiing

...despite growing up in the snowy Northeast, I'd never once been skiing. Well, after some cajoling, and several Irish car bombs, the idea of hurtling down a mountain with nothing protecting me but thin slabs of rented fiberglass actually sounded...
This Day in History

...Strip, beginning the forcible removal of protesters who'd refused orders to leave the area ahead of a deadline. Three car bombs exploded in Baghdad, killing up to 43 people. Hundreds of anti-war vigils were held nationwide, part of an effort...
This Day in History

...liberated by Allied forces after four years of Nazi occupation. Romania declared war on Germany. In 2003, a pair of car bombs killed 53 people in Bombay, India. Rwandans re-elected Paul Kagame in their country's first real presidential election...
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...with victories by nationalist parties and the country's Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic. In 2005, three suicide car bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in Balad, a mostly Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing some 60 people.


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