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Iraqi prime minister's focus is to defend Baghdad

...who they worry could turn against them.The militants have vowed to march to Baghdad and the holy Shiite cities of Najaf and Karbala, a threat that prompted the nation's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to issue an urgent call to arms...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/iraqi-prime-ministers-focus-defend-ba
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The Weight of War Stories

...Aug. 11 after about nine months in the Persian Gulf. His unit found itself under fire after luring Iraqi forces from the Karbala Gap so that the rest of the division could pass through on its way to Baghdad. The Bradley and its nine-member crew made...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090503/loc_weight.shtml
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Family of fallen soldier receives Silver Star

...Millican, 20, covered an enemy concussion grenade with his body and was one of five U.S. soldiers killed during the attack in Karbala. The medal ceremony was at Locust Fork High School in Alabama's Blount County, where Millican graduated two years ago...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072907/sta_20070729014.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...The paratrooper died Sunday from wounds suffered when a bomb on a vehicle detonated near his position at a checkpoint near Karbala, Capt. Richard Hyde said. No other paratroopers were injured in the incident. Next of kin have been notified. The paratrooper...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061207/sta_20070612009.shtml
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This Day in History

...U.S. embassy bombing suspect Osama bin Laden. In 2004, in Iraq, car bombs tore through a Najaf funeral procession 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121905/sta_20051219009.shtml
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This Day in History

...its seven-member crew returned to Earth after fixing the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2003, coordinated rebel assaults in Karbala, Iraq, killed 13 people, including six coalition soldiers. Actor Alan Bates died in London at age 69.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122704/sta_20041227011.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...Adam G. Herold died from wounds suffered Sunday when a bomb on a vehicle detonated near his position at a checkpoint near Karbala, U.S. Army Alaska spokesman Capt. Richard Hyde said. No other Fort Richardson paratroopers were injured in the incident...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061307/sta_20070613024.shtml
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With Iran poised to move, should US be leaving Iraq?

...huge numbers of Iranian pilgrims (no doubt including many Iranian intelligence agents) to the holy Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, where Iran is building numerous hotels and restaurants. This week, Iranian First Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-10/iran-poised-move-should-us-be-leaving
Opinion
Surgical strikes against key facilities would force Iran to face military reality

...Caracas. A year later in Iraq, the Qods Force helped plan and execute an attack on the Provincial Joint Coordination Center in Karbala, killing five Americans and wounding three others.In recent years, as top U.S. defense officials told Congress over...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-10-28-0
Opinion
Sorry troops, Iraq mission not accomplished just yet

...in the predominantly Sunni Arab western province of Anbar; in Diyala and Salahuddin provinces north of the capital; and in Karbala to its south. We are working on more than security. My ministry alone has fired more than 60,000 employees on corruption...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070109/opi_457302809.shtml

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