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AFP: Sadr to be barred from politics unless militia disbanded

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will be sidelined from politics unless he disbands his militia, Iraqi premier Nuri al-Maliki warned on Monday as fresh fighting erupted in Baghdad.
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Reuters: Iran says U.S. requests new talks on Iraq security

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iran said on Monday it had received a request from the United States for a new round of talks on ways to improve security in Iraq and was considering it. Easing a diplomatic freeze lasting almost three decades, Iranian and U.S. officials...
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KUNA: Explosion in Mosul injures two policemen

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
An Improvised explosive Device (IED) blew up in the northern city of Mosul on Monday wounding two police personnel, police sources said...the IED went off in Al-Muthanna district, targeting a manned-checkpoint, injuring two police personnel.
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KUNA: Eight persons killed in fiery blast in Basra

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
An explosion has turned a house into a pile of ruins and has taken lives of eight people in the southern city of Basra, security sources said on Monday.
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BBC: US veterans have mental health problems: study

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
US military leaders are reported to be concerned by a survey which shows that soldiers who have been sent to Iraq three or four times suffer from mental health problems such as anxiety, depression or acute stress.
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Reuters: Iraq's humanitarian crisis worsens: U.N. official

April 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's humanitarian crisis has worsened, and decades of conflict and deteriorating basic services are reducing people's ability to cope with the hardships they face, a senior U.N. aid official said on Monday.
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AP: Female amputee is 1st Iraq war vet picked for Beijing Paralympics

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
As a young gymnast, Melissa Stockwell always dreamed of going to the Olympics. She never knew that one day she would wind up as a member of Team USA, or that it would be as a trailblazing one-legged swimmer in the Paralympic Games.
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MNF: Explosion in Basra

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Coalition forces surveillance indicates a large unknown explosion destroyed a house April 6 in the Hayy Al Asdiqa area of Basra City. Casualties are unknown at this time.
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KUNA: Gunmen set Baghdad''s largest food market on fire

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Armed groups had set a major food market on fire, which also resulted in torching a number of government outposts and police departments in the process, eyewitnesses said on Sunday.
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ABC: On the Ground With U.S. Troops in Sadr City

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Sadr City, the oppressively poor Shiite neighborhood on the north end of Baghdad, is now the front line in the fight create security in the Iraqi capital.
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LATimes: Five Americans, up to 22 Iraqis killed

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Three American soldiers died from rocket attacks in Baghdad today, while fighting between Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr's Mahdi Army militia and U.S.-led forces paralyzed the capital's Sadr City neighborhood and left up to 22 Iraqis dead.
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BBC: US soldiers killed in Green Zone

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Three US service personnel have been killed and 31 wounded by rocket attacks on the Green Zone and a base elsewhere in Baghdad...The rocket attack at 1530...on the Green Zone...killed two personnel and wounded at least 17.
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MNF: MND-C Soldier dies of Non-combat related injuries

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Center Soldier died from non-combat-related injuries April 6. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.
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MNF: MND-B Soldier attacked by rockets

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed from injuries sustained in an indirect fire attack at approximately 3:00 p.m. in eastern Baghdad April 6.
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MNF: More bodies unearthed at mass grave

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Coalition forces discovered six more bodies at a mass grave north of Muqdadiyah Iraq, April 6. All the bodies showed signs of torture. Previously, nine bodies were discovered near the same location April 2.
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MNF: Coalition forces Soldier attacked by IED

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Coalition forces Soldier was killed as a result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device in Diyala Province, April 6.
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AP: Sunnis, Kurds back Iraqi PM on crackdown

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s faltering crackdown on Shiite militants has won the backing of Sunni Arab and Kurdish parties that fear both the powerful sectarian militias and the effects of failure on Iraq’s fragile government.
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wchstv: Ohio Marines heading back to Iraq

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Ten Ohio-based Marine reservists are heading back to Iraq this summer. Officials say nine of the Lima Company reservists fought in Iraq when 23 of their fellow Marines were killed in 2005. It became the hardest hit unit to fight...
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Reuters: Five bodies found in Baghdad on Sunday

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
Five bodies were found across Baghdad on Sunday, police said. The bodies of seven people were found in different parts of Baghdad on Saturday.
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Reuters: Death toll in Baghdad clashes reaches 20, hospital officials say

April 5, 2008 - 7:00pm
The death toll from clashes between US forces and gunmen in Baghdad's Sadr City has risen to 20, Iraqi hospital officials said on Sunday. Iraqi police said fighting broke out in the early hours of Sunday in Sadr City, stronghold of the Mehdi Army...
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