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AP: Iraqi Army, Mahdi Militiamen Clash

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraqi government forces and Shiite militia fighters clashed anew Tuesday despite a government ultimatum to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to either disband his Mahdi Army or give up politics.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Sadr postpones march, threatens to lift ceasefire

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened to lift a ceasefire of his Mehdi Army militia while indefinitely postponing a mass anti-US demonstration. Despite the ceasefire which Sadr called last August, his followers have clashed...
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Roadside bomb wounds 16 people in Tuz Khurmato

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
A roadside bomb wounded 16 people in a commercial area in Tuz Khurmato, 180 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
Categories: Iraq War

KUNA: Explosion kills seven Iraqis in Iraq

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Seven Iraqis were killed including five children, and 11 others were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Diyala province on Tuesday targeting a passenger bus at Balad ruz, 60 kilometers north of Baquba...
Categories: Iraq War

NPR: Families Caught in Shiite Power Struggle in Iraq

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Fighting between Shiite-led government forces and Shiite militia loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is threatening any gains won by the U.S.-led troop surge in Iraq. Shiite families are caught in the middle of the ongoing intra-Shiite power struggle.
Categories: Iraq War

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
Staff Sgt. Emanuel Pickett, 34, of Teachey, N.C., died April 6 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked with indirect fire. He was assigned to the 1132nd Military Police Company, North Carolina Army National Guard, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Categories: Iraq War

MNF: MND-B Soldier attacked by IED

April 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle at approximately 9:30 p.m. April 7.
Categories: Iraq War

floridatoday: Soldier uses prosthetic leg to scuba dive

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
A 22-year-old Marine, who lost his leg after combat injury in Iraq, used a special prosthesis today to scuba dive in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Categories: Iraq War

AFP: US defends decision to renew Blackwater deal in Iraq

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
The State Department on Monday cited the need to protect staff in Iraq as justification for renewing a contract with private security firm Blackwater USA without prior Iraqi government approval.
Categories: Iraq War

MCT: Soldier's widow gets consent to make baby

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
The widow of a Fort Benning-based soldier killed in Iraq has been given her mother-in-law's blessing to seek artificial insemination using her late husband's sperm.
Categories: Iraq War

MCT: U.S. troops in restive Iraqi province set table for reconciliation

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
GI's call it "KBS" or "the Khan," and for most of the past two years, this agricultural town of 100,000 in Iraq's Diyala province was the site of fierce fighting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim extremists.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Roadsdide bombs wound 10 people in eastern Baghdad

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Two seperate roadside bombs wounded 10 people including five policemen in the Zayyouna district, in eastern Baghdad, police said.
Categories: Iraq War

DoD Identifies Army Casualties (2 of 2)

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Capt. Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29, of Puerto Rico, who was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan...died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Categories: Iraq War

AP: Hundreds Flee Fight in Shiite Stronghold

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Hundreds of people fled fighting in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold Monday as U.S. and Iraqi forces increased pressure on anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who faces an ultimatum to either disband his Mahdi Army or give up politics.
Categories: Iraq War

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Pfc. Shane D. Penley, 19, of Sauk Village, Ill., died April 6 at Patrol Base Copper, Iraq, from wounds suffered while on duty at a guard post. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team...
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Iraq's Sadr to disband Mehdi Army if clerics order

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is ready to disband his militia if Shi'ite religious leaders demand it, his aides said on Monday, a surprising offer given renewed clashes between his fighters and security forces.
Categories: Iraq War

MNF: MND-B Soldiers attacked by RPG (Baghdad)

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Two Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers were killed in a rocket-propelled grenade attack at approximately 6 p.m. April 7.
Categories: Iraq War

MNF: MND-B Soldier attacked by small-arms fire

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed as the result of small-arms fire after the vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in eastern Baghdad April 7.
Categories: Iraq War

MNF: Update - Coalition Force Soldiers attacked in Diyala

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
A second Multi-National Division – North Soldier has died from wounds sustained in an IED attack in Diyala Province during convoy operations April 6. One Soldier was killed as previously reported and four others were wounded in the attack.
Categories: Iraq War

MNF: MND-B Soldier attacked by IED

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed by an improvised-explosive device during a route-clearing patrol in eastern Baghdad April 6.
Categories: Iraq War